Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.
The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.
If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.
As always, we at loveisrespect are concerned for your safety. Speak to a peer advocate by calling 1-866-331-9474.
During the call, your peer advocate will work with you to come up with solutions that best meet your needs.
Go ahead and text your comment or question and we will reply. We can send interactive links and resources for you to access directly from your phone. Turn your text into a talk by asking an advocate for our phone number or using our chat service.
Net Lingo is also tracking a global list of worldwide text terms and international online jargon!
Acronyms have always been an integral part of computer culture, and they have since spawned a new language on the Internet.
The live chat (IM-style) is not a public chat room.
We use an internal messaging system specifically for young adults who need to contact a peer advocate — it is NOT a general chat messenger such as MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Live Chat, Gchat or i Chat.