What does it mean????????????
Do your English speaking friends send you text messages that you cant work out?
Do your colleagues use strange language in emails?
It’s really common for native speakers to use abbreviations and acronyms in written language especially in text messages and email.
Here is a list of some commonly used ones to help you out
Abbreviations that are common at work:
ETA – estimated time of arrival
What is the ETA on that report you are writing?
TBA – to be announced, to be advised
The date for the big client meeting is still TBA
BTW – by the way
BTW, the boss needs to see you in her office in five minutes.
COB – close of business
Can you get me those documents by COB?
FYI- for your information
FOMO = fear of missing out* (This expresses the feeling of anxiety we feel when we’re afraid we’re missing a big opportunity or something great.)
FYA/FYE = for your entertainment/amusement
FYI = for your information
G2G/GTG = got to go* (An informal way of saying it’s time for you to leave or go home.)
GR8 = great
GTR = got to run* (Similar to G2G)
HBD = happy birthday
HTH = here to help, happy to help
IDC = I don’t care
IDK= I don’t know
IRL = in real life* (As opposed to life in social media or online.)
JK = just kidding* (This is similar to saying, “Just joking.”)
L8 = late
LMAO = laughing my ass off
LMK = let me know
LOL = laughing out loud
MYOB = mind your own business* (This is a common expression that means to respect someone’s privacy.)
NBD = no big deal* (This is a common expression used to say that something isn’t a problem or isn’t difficult.)
OMG = oh my god
OMW = on my way
SMH = shaking my head* (When we disagree or feel ashamed about something, we often shake our head.)
TBH = to be honest
Thx = thanks
TMI = too much information