Language evolves with the current trends in society, and hundreds of new words are formed everyday. However, as words multiply, the practice of shortening them has also become a trend, particularly in the world wide web.
Back then, the world of chat rooms is rife with abbreviations that most people are not inclined to use. Anyone who is familiar with chat rooms and other cyber communications would probably know the terms ASL (age, sex and location), BRB (be right back), LOL (laugh out loud), and LMAO (laughing my ass off), among others.
Surprisingly, how these words have changed allowed humankind to evolve as well, especially in terms of communication.
How well do you know your language?
AF. This seemingly innocent abbreviation actually means “As F*ck”. Much as the majority would be deceived that this means Away From, it is actually used to clarify things or can also be used to replace the word “very”.
LMK. These three letters simply means “Let Me Know”. You know, that usual phrase we use most especially when asking for an opinion before making a decision.
SMH. Language is extremely complex, and a string of three letters might have multiple meanings. Take the case of this abbreviation. Although some would prefer Singing My Heart, which is actually a positive sign, this actually stands for “Shaking My Head”, which means a sign of disapproval.
WYT. Since people nowadays have become more dependent on other people’s opinion, they tend to ask using this abbreviation, which stands for “Whatever You Think”. Again, these words can always be used in any possible way.
TDF. Remember when you see the ultimate pair of shoes that surprisingly went on sale? Well, this is the best abbreviation for that. To Die For.
KMN. If you’re feeling a lot of pain or humiliation then this is the exact phrase for you—Kill Me Now. But then again, this is just plain sarcasm unless you really are asking for it.
TBH. I don’t know about you, but honesty is still and will always be the best policy. So to cut the long story short, this simply means, To Be Honest.
RMR. While most abbreviations usually stand for every letter, this one really is not that hard to REMEMBER. Period.
WBU. When someone asks you WBU, don’t get offended. They are not cursing you but actually asking What About You. Yes, the origin of this abbreviation is quite a piece of work.
LBR. If someone’s keeping you puzzled about something, this can be quite handy. Just tell them, LBR better yet Let’s Be Real!
Although a lot of expressions are polluting the world of internet, how these words came up is actually pure genius.
Do you know of other internet slangs and abbreviations? Share them in the comments section below!
Long Lost Sisters Met After 50 Years, Found Out They are Fraternal Twins
These sisters found out that they are actually fraternal twins when the two reunited after 50 years.
Research shows that children who elaborate stories about imaginary friends are actually more creative and socially advanced. Imaginary friends used to be a cause for alarm and concern for most parents. It was also seen as a way to cope up with loneliness, stress and conflict.
As a child, Helen Edwards would talk to her imaginary friend whenever she was sad. She had a rough childhood having to deal with her mother's long bouts of depression and an abusive father who would come home mad and hostile. She only found comfort in her imaginary friend whom she called 'secret sister' for which later turned out to be real.
On the other hand, Jenny Lee Smith had a happy childhood, until she found out about the truth. Her world suddenly crumbles when her cousin told her that she was adopted. She then confronted her mother who confirmed that it was true. Although she was grateful for her adoptive parents who love her like she was their own, still, she felt something was missing so she decided to look for her birth family.
Helen and Jenny are reunited after 50 years of being separated and it was only then that they found out that they are actually twins.
This Awesome Dutch Group Transforms Rubble into Lego Building Blocks for a New House
The Mobile Factory aims to help victims of disasters and war to rebuild their homes.
Whoever told you, as a kid, that playing Legos is a waste of time is apparently wrong. This group of men from Netherlands actually borrowed the concept of those colorful little bricks to build “a solution to make the world a better place.”
Netherlands-based The Mobile Factory aims to give rubble “a new purpose” and turn them into bricks that can be used to help families who have lost their homes in war or natural disaster.
As their official website says “No building lasts forever. Demolition, war and natural disasters will eventually turn every manmade structure into rubble. Rubble is a real killer. It’s the world’s largest polluter in volume, it destroys the environment and it’s a health hazard for the people who are forced to live among it.”
The Q-Brixx technology reuses debris to construct new homes that are faster to build and are much sturdier. It’s also a good way to save money on new and expensive construction materials. These stackable blocks have the exact same shape as Legos and do not require any mortar. What’s more, the site also claims that these block homes are “highly earthquake resistant.”...
Who Gets More Help? Homeless D**g Addict Or Homeless Father With His Sick Daughter?
Who gets more help – a drug addict or a dad and daughter with no home…?
We see homeless people almost every day. Most of the time, they’re just out there in the streets begging for food or money. If you are a decent human being, you may have even shared with them a bit of what you have.
Not everyone reacts the same way, though, when it comes to homeless individuals. Some are a little more judgmental about their condition, thinking that they probably brought the misery on themselves.
But who will you help if you are given the chance – a homeless addict or a homeless single father? The answer may seem pretty obvious but things didn’t exactly go as expected when YouTuber Coby Persin and his team conducted a social experiment in New York City. The experiment’s result was absolutely alarming.
Coby played two roles for this video. ...