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If you know anything about Twitter, you know that tweets have a 140 character limit. (If you don’t even know that, read on anyway; you might still appreciate this information).

Thus, Twitter users rely on popular acronyms to express themselves; why waste characters on three words when three letters will do?

And why confine these acronyms to just Twitter? They make email, texting, and facebook (which don’t have character limits) more efficient, but also more confusing. You’d better know a few acronyms, just in case …

LOL: Laughing out loud

ICYMI: In case you missed it

SMH: Shaking my head (usually in disgust or disbelief)

B/C: Because

BTW: By the way

IMHO: In my humble opinion

ROTFL: Rolling on the floor laughing

GMAB: Give me a break

JK: Just kidding

I hope this list is helpful. You may never type one of these acronyms but your grandkids might. For them, it’s NBD (no big deal).


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