Feeds

The new hip SMS patois

Don't be MbR$d if you don't know what it all means

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

"Mobile phone messaging is just a feature - it will never take off". That at least is what every mobile phone operator told us just two years ago. And it's something we occasionally remind them of when they get caught up slapping each other on the back for their tremendous insight.

Of course SMS use has rocketed but is still a royal pain in the arse. Because of that, and with sad inevitability, kids have started creating a new form of shorthand (shorter even than email shorthand BTW). And to give the medium even further credence, a dictionary of such terminology is being produced by love-hungry mobile internet portal Genie.

It's been researched by a 20-year-old Fulham barman.

And it comes in a credit-card sized fold-out booklet.

So come on, come on, you're shouting - show us the terms so we can claim we knew them already (and the ones you don't are "just stupid"). Okay, dese is dem (well, some of dem): ®

AFAIK - as far as I know
BTDT - been there, done that
c%d - could
CID - consider it done
CUL8r - see you later
DXNRE - dictionary
GAL - get a life
HHOJ - ha ha only joking
IL BL8 - I am going to be late
MbR$d - embarrassed
OMG - oh my god
PCM - please call me
RUF2T - are you free to talk?
w%d - would

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Pay to play: The hidden cost of software defined everything
Enter credit card details if you want that system you bought to actually be useful
HP busts out new ProLiant Gen9 servers
Think those are cool? Wait till you get a load of our racks
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
VMware's high-wire balancing act: EVO might drag us ALL down
Get it right, EMC, or there'll be STORAGE CIVIL WAR. Mark my words
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.