Awesome Chart Featuring The Most Used Online and Texting Acronyms

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May 9, 2014
One of the intriguing linguistic phenomenon associated with teen's use of social media and texting is the creation of a wholly new lexicon for communication.  This lexicon is grounded in brevity and most often have roots in slang vernacular. If you have a chance to look at a sample instant text message by a teen or even a kid you would be surprised by the number of abbreviations included in it to the extant that it becomes hard for outsiders ( mainly adults ) to understand this new jargon. PBS Parents has this page where it outlines a list of probably all abbreviations used by kids and teens when texting or communicating on social media. I have gone through this glossary and created the table below where I included some of these abbreviations. This table is available as a Google Doc for you to use or print from this Link.