The 23 Most Popular Abbreviations Young People Use. Can You Figure Them Out?
It seems like every other word these days is being chopped up into some kind of acronym or initialism.
I mean, seriously, how hard is it to type out “talk to you later” instead of using TTYL?
(That’s one of The 23 Most Popular Abbreviations Young People Use.)
Is saving a couple of seconds really worth sacrificing clear communication and proper language usage?
OK, maybe we sound old.
But I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen someone use LOL in response to a tragic news story or a serious message. It’s like they’re trying to express sympathy while also telling the other person that they’re not taking the situation seriously.
Plus, these abbreviations can lead to misunderstandings and confusion.
Not everyone knows what all these codes mean, and even those who do might misinterpret them. For example, “BRB” might be interpreted as “be right back,” but it could also be interpreted as “Bathroom break,” which might leave the other person wondering why you’re suddenly discussing your bodily functions.
But, IMHO, abbreviations are here to stay. So we are here to help.