Ten E-mail Abbreviations You Need to Learn

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It kind of amazes me that in this day and age, lots of people still don't recognize common e-mail shorthand. OMG, WTF is up with that? If you're constantly confused by some of the alphabet soup floating around in e-mails, text messages, and instant messages, here's a quick guide to turn you from clueless to cool.

BRB - Be Right Back

BTW - By The Way

FWIW - For What It's Worth

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

L8R - Later (as in "See you...")

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

OMG - Oh My God

OTOH - On the Other Hand

TTYL - Talk to You Later

WTF - Um, this is a family blog, so I can only give you the first two words: What The...

Actually, I know all these and more, and I'm still pretty clueless. FWIW, at least now you'll have a better idea what your teenagers are texting to each other! (It's a good thing I don't get paid by the word, otherwise I just cheated myself out of some cash.)

BTW, did I forget any important abbreviations? IMHO, these are the most common. Whatever. TTYL!

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