We live in a world of abbreviations and acronyms. I blame the media. I think it started with Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, although I can’t remember what it was. I think it’s just laziness. Oh well, what can you do? C u L8ter.
The newest combination of words is Brexit. Seriously? We can’t just say British Exit? Is it really that difficult? There’s POTUS, for President of the United States, LOL, ROFL, LMAO, OMG and more, although many of the social media abbreviations and acronyms are way out dated.
Here are some of the latest and greatest:
JIC: Just in case.
BAE: Before Anyone Else.
IRL: In Real Life.
TBH: To Be Honest.
DFTBA: Don’t Forget To Be Awesome.
DAE: Does Anyone Else.
YSK: You Should Know.
HMU: Hit Me Up.
SMH: Shaking My Head.
WDYMBT: What Do You Mean By That?
LMK: Let Me Know.
MTFBWY: May The Force Be With You.
GTR: Getting Ready.
TBT: Throw Back Thursday.
FBF: Flash Back Friday.
People call me Jer, and I’m OK with that. It beats some of the other names I’ve been called. Some refer to me as Mab, and that’s good with me as well. Jmab has been used, too. As long as it’s not derogatory, I’m OK with it. Even OK is a short substitute for either alright or I understand.
I try not to use the abbreviations. Even if I’m in a hurry, I still like to spell the words. I use a swipe keyboard so the typing goes much faster anyway, so I have no need to abbreviate. TEHO (To each his own).