I’m not a fan of internet acronyms. I feel silly typing “LOL,” because…I’m usually not really laughing out loud. Don’t even get me started on “ROFLMAO,” and I can say with certainty that I will never, ever refer to my husband as “DH.”
I don’t necessarily care when other people use them, it’s just not my thing.
Part of it may stem from the fact that I’ve never been into message boards, so I never had to learn and/or use the lingo. But, being a blogger, and someone with a Twitter account, I’ve certainly picked up a few acronyms along the way. My favorite is “WTF,” and, during many a Skype conversation, I’ve typed “BRB,” which is usually preceded with “Kids, gah!”
So, see? I’m not totally opposed to them!
The other day, when I read a post on Jezebel about acronyms on mommy centered message boards, my eyes glazed over and my head started to hurt because, OMG, there are so many! Not surprisingly, most of them didn’t apply to, or interest, me. If I’m going to start using acronyms, they’re going to be things that I say on a regular basis, IRL. You see, when I’m talking to my friends, I can guarantee you I won’t refer to my son as “DS1,” even if he’d think it’s awesome because it makes him sound like a Nintendo game. I feel like I can type faster than I can talk, so if I’m going to need a shortcut anywhere, it’s during the every day, mundane moments in my life.
So this got me thinking. If I was going to start using acronyms, what would they be? What are the things that I say so often that might be easier to adopt an acronym for? You can find out below!
Then tell me, what are you favorite acronyms?
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