Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

In email, text messages, online chat rooms, and tweets, people often try to type as fast as they can. Using acronyms or abbreviations helps them keep up their speed. Here's a quick taste of the language sometimes known as "emailese," "textspeak," or "textese."

2moro: tomorrow

2nite: tonight

BRB: be right back

BTW: by the way

B4N: bye for now

BCNU: be seeing you

BFF: best friends forever

CYA: see ya

DBEYR: don't believe everything you read

FUD: fear, uncertainty, and disinformation

FWIW: for what it's worth, or forget where I was

GR8: great

ILY: I love you

IMHO: in my humble opinion

IRL: in real life

ISO: in search of

J/K: just kidding

L8R: later

LOL: laughing out loud

LYLAS: love you like a sister

MHOTY: my hat's off to you

NIMBY: not in my backyard

NP: no problem, or nosy parents

NUB: new person to a game or site

OIC: oh, I see

OMG: oh my goodness

OT: off topic

POV: point of view

RBTL: read between the lines

RT: real time, or retweet

THX or TX or THKS: thanks

SH: tuff happens

SITD: still in the dark

SOL: out of luck, or sooner or later

STBY: stinks to be you

SWAK: sealed with a kiss

RTM: read the manual

TLC: tender loving care

TMI: too much information

TTYL: talk to you later

TYVM: thank you very much

VBG: very big grin

WEG: wicked evil grin

WYWH: wish you were here

XOXO: hugs and kisses

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