Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Meaning Behind the Letters

It is snowing, my kids are at the neighbor's house, and my YA MS is ATTACKING my sanity like a relentless ninja. So, JSYK, this post will be short.

Anyway, my BFF writer pal Sheralyn Pratt asked me to post about the meaning behind the letters. Letters? What Letters, you ask? See below .

MS=Manuscript
YA=Young Adult
MG=Mid Grade (as in genre/mid grade)
LMAO=Laughing my ass off.
IMO=In My Opinion
JSYK=Just So You Know
BRB=Be Right Back
BFF=Best Friend Forever
BTW=By The Way

BTW, If you have any to add to these, post them in comments and I'll put them in the post with a link to you and your blog.

From Magenta:
ROTFL=Rolling On The Floor Laughing
WIP=Work In Progress
AFK=Away From Keyboard
POS=Parent(s) Over Shoulder
TTFN=Ta Ta For Now.

From Nicole:
BICHOK - Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

Angela says:
WB = write back

Elana says: FTW=For The Win

Jacoby Says (and how'd I forget this one, LOL): LOL=Laugh Out Loud

Emma Says: TTYL=talk to you later
TTIB=talk to you in a bit
BBIB=be back in a bit
BFFL=best friends for life

20 comments:

Demitria said...

These are great...I don't know any more though...not really a txt speak kind of girl, though I due use btw a lot!

demitrialunetta.blogspot.com

Magenta said...

Ooh, I love these. I've got some to add for you. ^_~

First, you forgot the all important LOL=Laugh Out Loud.

Then there's:
ROTFL=Rolling On The Floor Laughing
WIP=Work In Progress
AFK=Away From Keyboard
POS=Parent(s) Over Shoulder (I actually learned that one yesterday)

JSYK, I didn't know about JSYK before. Thanks for teaching it to me. ^_~

c u l8r!

Magenta said...

Oh, one more before I go!
TTFN=Ta Ta For Now. (Tiggers are a wonderful thing. ^_^)

Magenta said...

Wow, you really linked to me! Yay! LOL ^_^

TY=Thank You

Nicole Zoltack said...

BICHOK - Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

Demitria said...

Hi Bethany,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. BTW I love love love your profile pic. Did you draw this?

demitrialunetta.blogspot.com

Demitria said...

Also, I got over excited and wrote due instead of do...does anyone else do that...sub homonyms when they're not paying attention? I don't mean like misusing your and you're...I mean just typing the wrong thing completely!

Bethany Wiggins said...

LOL, Demitria! I make typos all the time. There are a few words I always misspell, too, like propper. And Calander. Your blog is lovely and no, I didn't draw my profile pi--my Mac did that for me.

Magenta--I really did link you. Thanks for the hilarious letters!

And Nicole, I needed BICHOK! Thanks!

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Elana Johnson said...

Dude, you need FTW. You know, like "Ninjas, FTW!"

For The Win. Took me forever to figure it out.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Love this! :-)

Shari said...

For a mother of three teenagers, you'd think I'd know all of these, but alas, I do not. So, thanks for making it clear, especially that POS one.

Melissa Sarno said...

Ha! I love this! I just learned a lot...

J.N. Future Author said...

That list doesn't include the holy grail of all internet words!!!

Lol - Laugh Out Loud

Emma Orser-Kooistra said...

TTYL=talk to you later
TTIB=talk to you in a bit
BBIB=be back in a bit
BFFL=best friends for life

Those are all I can think of, at the moment :)

Angela Felsted said...

I can only think of one to add. WB = write back

Rosalind Adam said...

I love this post. LMAO is my favourite.

G said...

I know quite a few...ahem...unclean ones, but the one that is left on my blog with great frequency is j/k = joke.

Also I didn't see:

OMG = oh my god!
IMO = in my opinion
IMHO = in my humble opinion
FYI = for your information

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are great! I think I know most of these ones now but I remember having to google a few of them to find out what they meant! :)

DL Hammons said...

I can think of a couple more.

MC = Main Character
ARC = Advance Reading Copy

:)