Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mind Your Manners

Dad got my letter where I tell him to chill the eff out on giving me lengthy homework assignments. (See: Gift Horse post).

He was relieved to hear from me even though I've stayed in touch consistently and he had nothing to worry about. "You have lots & lots on your sparetimes with iPhone, Facebook, Email, Texting, Laptop and more than mine. Smile. I just sent you 5 or 10 questions from Websites. It should take less 10 minutes. You took 44 days for that 10 questions."

Then two pages later he writes, "Calm down. I just need 2 things from Website. How much pounds of gold bars under Federal Exchange?" And the other request is for a photo from the March 2013 issue of Field & Stream magazine. In spite of his saying he only needs two more things, he asks for several things throughout his letter: photos, measurements from my Rock House, looking up the case of an inmate recently beaten by guards, notes he wants me to write to his Facebook friends and more.

You know what he DOESN'T say? Please, thank you or sorry. Besides his lesson in gratitude, I'm gonna have to remind him of basic manners. A$$hole.

Throughout, he overused the acronym "L.O.L." He just learned what this is from his pen-pal --never having used a computer, he hadn't seen it before. We always use "Ha!" or smiley faces in our letters. He put periods after each initial instead of simply "LOL" and by the end of the letter he was back to the usual "Ha!" It made me realize he doesn't know any shorthand other than what we used on our TTY (or TDD). So, I found this list "Top 50 Popular Text & Chat Acronyms" via
  1. 2moro - Tomorrow
  2. 2nite - Tonight
  3. BRB - Be Right Back
  4. BTW - By The Way
  5. B4N - Bye For Now
  6. BCNU - Be Seeing You
  7. BFF - Best Friends Forever
  8. CYA - Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
  9. DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read
  10. DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
  11. FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
  12. FWIW - For What It's Worth
  13. GR8 - Great
  14. ILY - Love You
  15. IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  16. IRL - In Real Life
  17. ISO - In Search Of
  18. J/K - Just Kidding
  19. L8R - Later
  20. LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
  21. LOL - Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love
  22. LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister
  23. MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
  24. NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
  25. NP - No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
  26. NUB - New person to a site or game
  27. OIC - Oh, I See
  28. OMG - Oh My God
  29. OT - Off Topic
  30. POV - Point Of View
  31. RBTL - Read Between The Lines
  32. ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
  33. RT - Real Time
  34. THX or TX or THKS - Thanks
  35. SH - Sh** Happens
  36. SITD - Still In The Dark
  37. SOL - Sh** Out of Luck
  38. STBY - Sucks To Be You
  39. SWAK - Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
  40. TFH - Thread From Hell
  41. RTM or RTFM - Read The Manual -or- Read The F***ing Manual
  42. TLC - Tender Loving Care
  43. TMI - Too Much Information
  44. TTYL - Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
  45. TYVM - Thank You Very Much
  46. VBG - Very Big Grin
  47. WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
  48. WTF - What The F***
  49. WYWH - Wish You Were Here
  50. XOXO - Hugs and Kisses
Some of these are new to me. I see "SMH" a lot which means "Shaking my head." How about you? Are there any other acronyms you like to use?


Kambri Crews said...

Another one I see all the time is FML = Fu*k My Life

Unknown said...

Ffs = for fucks sake

Anonymous said...

pos = piece of shit