list of texting abbreviations for tech class technology education

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Here’s a list of common abbreviations and their meanings, in alphabetical order:

  1. AD or A.D. = Anno Domini (year of the Lord–used with dates)
  2. AM or A.M. or a.m. = period of time from midnight to noon (morning)
  3. Ave. = Avenue
  4. BC or B.C. = before Christ (used for dates)
  5. BCE or B.C.E. = before the Common Era (used for dates)
  6. Blvd. = Boulevard
  7. c/o = care of
  8. CE or C.E. = Common Era (used for dates)
  9. Corp. = Corporation
  10. Dept. = Department
  11. Dist. = District
  12. Dr. = Doctor
  13. E. = East
  14. Etc. = et cetera (and others)
  15. ft. = foot or feet
  16. i.e. = Latin for “that is”
  17. in. = inch(es)
  18. Inc. = Incorporated
  19. Jr. = Junior
  20. lb. = pound
  21. Ln. = Lane
  22. Miss = Miss (not an actual abbreviation)
  23. Mr. = Mister
  24. Mrs. = Mistress
  25. Ms. = a title free of marital status for women
  26. Mt. = Mount
  27. N. = North
  28. pl. = plural (more than one)
  29. PM or P.M. or p.m. = period of time from noon to midnight (afternoon/evening)
  30. Rd. = Road
  31. S. = South
  32. Sr. = Senior
  33. St. = Street or Saint
  34. TV = television
  35. US or U.S. = United States
  36. VFW = Veterans of Foreign Wars
  37. vol. = volume
  38. vs. = versus
  39. W. = West

And here are the U.S. states’ abbreviations in alphabetical order:

  1. Alabama (AL)
  2. Alaska (AK)
  3. Arizona (AZ)
  4. Arkansas (AR)
  5. California (CA)
  6. Colorado (CO)
  7. Connecticut (CT)
  8. Delaware (DE)
  9. Florida (FL)
  10. Georgia (GA)
  11. Hawaii (HI)
  12. Idaho (ID)
  13. Illinois (IL)
  14. Indiana (IN)
  15. Iowa (IA)
  16. Kansas (KS)
  17. Kentucky (KY)
  18. Louisiana (LA)
  19. Maine (ME)
  20. Maryland (MD)
  21. Massachusetts (MA)
  22. Michigan (MI)
  23. Minnesota (MN)
  24. Mississippi (MS)
  25. Missouri (MO)
  26. Montana (MT)
  27. Nebraska (NE)
  28. Nevada (NV)
  29. New Hampshire (NH)
  30. New Jersey (NJ)
  31. New Mexico (NM)
  32. New York (NY)
  33. North Carolina (NC)
  34. North Dakota (ND)
  35. Ohio (OH)
  36. Oklahoma (OK)
  37. Oregon (OR)
  38. Pennsylvania (PA)
  39. Rhode Island (RI)
  40. South Carolina (SC)
  41. South Dakota (SD)
  42. Tennessee (TN)
  43. Texas (TX)
  44. Utah (UT)
  45. Vermont (VT)
  46. Virginia (VA)
  47. Washington (WA)
  48. West Virginia (WV)
  49. Wisconsin (WI)
  50. Wyoming (WY)

With the invention of the cell phone (mobile phone), texting has become a part of our daily communications. This is a list of common texting abbreviations, but remember, these are considered informal language and shouldn’t be used in formal situations:

  1. BTW = by the way
  2. IMHO = in my humble opinion
  3. IMO = in my opinion
  4. j/k or J/K = just kidding
  5. l8r or L8R = later
  6. LOL = laugh out loud or lots of love
  7. NUB = noobie (person who’s new to the site)
  8. OIC = oh, I see
  9. OT = off topic
  10. POV = point of view
  11. THX = thanks
  12. TMI = too much information
  13. TTYL = talk to you later
  14. XOXO = hugs and kisses

Emoticons are also handy to know when you’re online. Here are a few:

  1. 🙂  colon + closed parenthesis = smile
  2. 😉  semicolon + closed parenthesis = wink
  3. :$  colon + dollar sign = blushing face
  4. 😛  colon + letter P = tongue lolling face
  5. 😀  colon + letter D = BIG smiley face
  6. 😮  colon + lower-case O = surprised face
  7. S-l  letter S + hyphen + lower-case L = wacky face
  8. :@  colon + at symbol = angry, gritting teeth
  9. (*)  parentheses enclosing asterisk = gold star
  10. 😦   colon + open parenthesis = sad face

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