Okay, we all know LOL (laughing out loud) and BRB (be right back).
David Pogue, the technology editor of the New York Times suggests that we develop the next generation of online abbreviations. Some of them are actually kinds good:
* GI — Google it
* MOP — Mac or PC?
* FCAO — five conversations at once
* IIOYT — is it on YouTube?
* DYFH — did you Facebook him/her?
* BIOI — buy it on iTunes
* CMOS — call me on Skype
* GGNUDP — gotta go, no unlimited data plan
* WLF — with the lady friend
* JUOC — jacked up on caffeine
* 12OF — twelve-o’clock flasher (refers to someone less than competent with technology, to the extent that every appliance in the house flashes "12:00")
* SML — send me the link
* RHB — read his/her blog
* MBLO — much better-looking online
* KYST — knew you’d say that
* NBL — no battery left
* CTTC — can’t talk, teacher’s coming
* TWD — typing while driving
* CMT (CMF, CMM, CMB) — check my Twitter (Facebook, Myspace, blog)
* CYE (CYF, CYM, CYB)–check your email (Facebook, Myspace, blog)
He’s also got some suggestions for us 30-or–40-somethings:
* WIWYA — when I was your age
* YKT – you kids today
* CRRE — conversation required; remove earbuds
* WDO? — what are you doing online?
* NIWYM — no idea what you mean
* NCK — not a chance, kid
* B2W — back to work
* AYD? — are you drunk?
* LODH — log off, do homework
* DYMK? — does your mother know?
* IGAT — I’ve got abbreviations, too
O.K. Start usting them. folks.