I thought it would be good to Google and print a list of popular text acronyms to keep in my reference file. Finding the list was easy, but I was shocked to see it ran for several pages. I decided to dispense with the reference list and just learn a few common text acronyms to have at the ready. Here are my favorites:
AAK: Asleep At The Keyboard. (It happens to me a lot. Fortunately, I’ve never deleted anything important.)
AOYP: Angel On Your Pillow. (I’m not sure what this means, but I like the sound of it. Who couldn’t use an angel on their pillow? If it means something obscene, text me and let me know.)
ATAB: Ain’t That A Bitch (There are other text acronyms that mean the same thing, but I only use the F-word when I’m at home or with my sisters.)
AYMM: Are You My Mother? (I save this one for bossy people who think they can tell me what to do.)
BAC: Bad Ass Chick. (I’m thinking of changing my email signature to this one.)
BIBO: Beer In Beer Out. (No comment, no explanation.)
P-ZA: Pizza (Ditto.)
LD: Later Dude. (I can’t imagine myself saying dude in any conversation, but texting it’s amusing.)
GSOAS: Go Sit On A Snake. (I assume this to mean the same as “go take a hike”; but GSOAS is more visual.)
CRD: Caucasian Rhythm Disorder. (This is my excuse the next time I’m asked to be part of a choreographed dance at a relative’s wedding reception.)
A3: Anytime Anyplace Anywhere. (I’m happily married, but if I weren’t and Antonio Banderas texted me to meet him for a drink, this would be my reply.)
Now, here are a few I created to nicely fit my vernacular:
MTCOTM: Make The Check Out To Me.
BISS: Because I Said So.
SNS: Stirred Not Shaken.
IHA: I’ll Have Another.
Any finally, my favorite, TTSFS: Time To Shop For Shoes.
Kathleen Kaska, Marketing Director