A list of Texting codes on chat and Mobile Phones & their meaning.

A list of Texting codes on chat and Mobile Phones & their meaning.

Obvi: This one should be obvious.

On fleek/On point: Used asan adjective,thesetwo terms both mean impeccably styled or groomed. So, which should you use? On fleek was added to Random House's Dictionary.com last year, but logophiles think Merriam-Webster is totally on point (and recognizes neither). Ultimately, you should use neither, because you're not 17.

OTP: An acronym for "one true pairing" it means the fictional couple you think were meant to be together, despite their will-they/won't-they history. For instance, you could say, "Pacey and Joey are my OTP," but only if you want to sound really old and out of touch.

Slay: Short for doing something very well, "slay" is shorthand for slaying, which is a synonym of kill. So, in other words, killing it, only six characters shorter, thus easier on the Twitter.

Ship: As a noun, "ship" is short for a romantic relationship. As a verb, it means wanting a romantic relationship. But because it's spoken by teens (who have a hard time grappling with their own awkward feelings) it's mainly used in fictional terms. For instance, "I ship Ron and Hermione so hard."

Snatched: 2016's version of "on fleek" and "on point." Presented with a third option, which should you use? Again, none. You people already killed "on fleek." Can't you just leave "snatched" alone?

SMH: An acronym for "shake my head," it's what teens will say about you if you use their slang. For instance: "Woman just said my outfit was on fleek. Smh."

Swipe right: Derived from the user interface of the popular hook-up app Tinder, "swipe right" is a term of approval.

TBH: An acronym for "to be honest," this term evolved into a game on Facebook. Users post "Like this status for a TBH," and then leave previously unrevealed truths in the comment fields for all their friends who like the post.

Turnt/Turnt Up: Similar to "Lit," these adjectives describe a particularly loud, lively affair, or being inebriated, or both. Reddit users have discussed the etymology of the term, linking it to songs by Soulja Boy, among other sources. Tbh, It likely started with Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel turning his amp up to 11.

V: Short for "very," as in "I type v fast." So fast that the e, r, and y just get in the way.

YAS: A very enthusiastic version of yes, "YAS" should not be confused with YAZ, a contraceptive which in other words means "no."

You da real MVP: A meme that basically thanks people for doing seemingly mundane but important tasks, this term taken from the 2014 NBA MVP speech of Kevin Durant, who saluted his mother was "da real MVP." Here's an example:

143: I love you (popularized by no less awesome a source than Mister Rogers himself

2DAY: Today

4EAE: For ever and ever

ADN: Any day now

AFAIK: As far as I know

AFK: Away from keyboard

ATM: At the moment

B/C: Because

B4: Before

BF / GF: Boyfriend / Girlfriend

BFN: Bye for now

BOL: Be on later

BRB: Be right back

BTW: By the way

DM: Direct message

DWBH: Don't worry, be happy

F2F or FTF: Face to face

FB: Facebook

FF: Follow Friday (Follow Friday is a recurring topic on Twitter. Each week, users post lists of people that they think others should followusing the #FF or #FollowFriday hashtag.)

FTL: For the loss / For the lose

FTW: For the win

FWB :Friends with benefits

FWIW: For what it's worth

FYEO: For your eyes only

FYI: For your information

GLHF: Good luck, have fun

GR8: Great

HAK: Hugs and kisses

HAND: Have a nice day

HT or H/T: Hat tip or heard through (usually referencing news or an informative link)

HTH: Hope this helps / Happy to help

IANAL: I am not a lawyer

IDK: I don't know

IIRC: If I remember correctly

IKR: I know, right?

ILY / ILU: I love you

IMHO: In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion

IMO: In my opinion

IRL: In real life

IU2U: It's up to you

IYKWIM: If you know what I mean

J/K: Just kidding

J4F: Just for fun

JIC: Just in case

JSYK: Just so you know

K or KK: Okay

LMBO: Laughing my butt off

LMK: Let me know

LOL: Laughing out loud

MM: Music Monday. Another recurring Twitter topic. In this case, users post a song or two that will get your week off to a better start.

MSM: Mainstream media

NAGI: Not a good idea

NM: Never mind

NMU: Not much, you?

NP: No problem or Now playing (as in "My MP3 stream is now playing LMFAO's Party Rock.)

NSFW: Not safe for work. If this is attached to a link, you're strongly advised not to check it out while in the workplace or any other venue where inappropriate content would be, well, inappropriate.

NSFL: Not safe for life. Usually a humorous disclaimer that something formerly innocent is going to be irreparably sullied if you click the link.

NTS: Note to self

OH: Overheard

OMG: Oh my God

ORLY: Oh, really?

PAW: Parents are watching

PLS: Please

PLZ: Please

PPL: People

PTB: Please text back

QQ: Crying. Rather than an abbreviation, this is an emoticon, a picture created in text. The tails of the capital Q form tears, while the circles are the eyes. Saying "QQ" aloud also can mimic the "boo hoo" of someone who's upset. Usually used sarcastically or contemptuously.

RAK: Random act of kindness

RL: Real life

ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing

RT: Retweet. Similar to forwarding an email, Twitter lets you echo other people's tweets for your own followers to read. In some cases, folks will ask for something they've said to be amplified by saying "Please RT" or "PLS RT."

RUOK: Are you okay? In Australia, #RUOK is a regularly trending topic, following a government initiative called RUOK Day, which raises awareness of mental health issues on social networking sites.

SMH: Shaking my head

SRSLY: Seriously

SSDD: Same stuff, different day

SWAK: Sealed with a kiss

SWYP: So, what's your problem?

TIA: Thanks in advance

TIME: Tears in my eyes

TMB: Tweet me back

TMI: Too much information

TMRW: Tomorrow

TTYL: Talk to you later

TY: Thank you

TU: Thank you

VSF: Very sad face

WB: Welcome back

WTH: What the heck?

WTPA: Where the party at?

WYCM: Will you call me?

YGM: You've got mail (to alert your texting partner that you've contacted them via that staid old email thing. That's sooo 2001!)

YMMV: Your mileage may vary

YW: You're welcome

ZOMG: Oh my god (sarcastic)


AFK - Away from Keyboard
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
B - be
B4N – Bye for now
BFN – Bye for now
BAK – Back at keyboard
BBIAF – Be back in a few
BBL - Be Back Later
BBN - Bye Bye Now
BBS - Be Back Soon
BCNU – Be seeing you
BEG - Big Evil Grin
BF - Boy Friend
BFF – Best friend forever
BFFL – Best friends for life
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
BWL - Bursting With Laughter
C – See
C&G - Chuckle and Grin
CID - Crying In Disgrace
COZ – Because/Cousin
CUZ – Because/Cousin
CU – See you
CUL – See you later/Call you later
CSG - Chuckle Snicker Grin
CYA - See You
CYAL8R - See You All Later
DLTBBB - Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
EG - Evil Grin
EZ - Easy
FYI - For Your Information
GF - Girl Friend
GFN - Gone For Now
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GTSY - Great To See You
H&K - Hugs and Kiss
HHIS - Hanging Head In Shame
IDC – I don't care
IDK – I don't know
IMHO – In my humble/honest opinion
IMNECTHO – In my not-even-close-to-humble opinion
IMNSHO – In my not so humble opinion
IMO – In my opinion
IC - I See
IWALU - I Will Always Love You
GAL – Get a life
GTG - Got to go
G2G – Get together
IWYWH – I wish you were here
JC – Just chilling
JK – Just kidding
JMO - Just My Opinion
JP – Just playing
JTLYK - Just To Let You Know
JW – Just wondering
K – Okay
KIT - Keep In Touch
KWIM – Know what I mean?
L8R - Later
LMHO - Laughing My Head Off
LAFFO – Laughing out loud
LHO – Laughing my head off
LMAO – Laugh(ing) my a-s off
LMSO – Laughing my socks off
LOL - Laughs Out Loud
LSHMBH - Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LTS - Laughing to Self
LTNC - Long Time No See
LUWAMH - Love You With All My Heart
LQ2MS – Laughing quietly to myself
LQTS – Laughing quietly to self
LY - Love You
LUV – Love
LYA - Love You Always
MYOB – Mind your own business
N – And
NE1 – Anyone
NM – Not much/Nothing much/Never mind
NMU – Not much, you?
Noob – Newbie (often an insult)
OIC - Oh, I See
OMG – Oh my God/Gosh
OMFG – Oh my f------ God/Gosh
PDS - Please Don't Shout
PITA – Pain in the a-s
PLS – Please
PLZ - Please
PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
PlzKThx – Please. Okay? Thanks. (Thanks In Advance)
PPL – People
QT – Cutie
R - Are
RUOK – Are you Okay?
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
RTSM - Read The Silly Manual
SETE - Smiling Ear To Ear
STM - Send Text Message
SWL - Screaming With Laughter
SYS - See You Soon
TAU - Thinking About Us
TOY - Thinking Of You
TTYT - Talk To You Tomorrow
TTFN – Ta Ta for now
TTYL – Talk to you later
TTYS – Talk to you soon
THX – Thanks
THNX – Thanks
THNKS – Thanks
TTLY – Totally
TY – Thank you
Y – Why
YR – Your/You're
TTYL - Talk To You Later
UW – You're welcome
U – You/How are you?/You do it.
UR – Your/You're
WKND – Weekend
WB - Welcome Back
WTG - Way To Go
WTH - Who The Heck
W/E – Whatever
W8 – Wait
WYSIWYG – What you see is what you get
XLNT – Excellent
YHMDB - You have million dollar booty
ZZZ – Sleeping/Bored/Tired