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Author: R. Strucel.  This reference was created for Globalrph to help translate occasional texting codes that appear sporadically in correspondence from friends, colleagues, and other professionals. At least once a month I receive messages from younger professionals that are difficult to decipher based on the presence of several texting shorthand abbreviations.   I had the author create two separate versions.  The primary version simply lists the acronym followed by the definition.  The alternative version lists the phrase / translation first and the texting code that represents the phrase.

VERSION 1: Texting acronym followed by the translation

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A? Eh?
A3 Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
AA As above
AAAAA American Association against Acronym Abuse
AAF As a friend
AAF Always and forever
AAK Asleep at keyboard, alive and kicking
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AAMOI As a matter of interest
AAP Always a pleasure
AAR At any rate
AAR8 At any rate
AAS Alive and smiling
AATK Always at the keyboard
AAYF As always, your friend
ABT About
ABT2 About to
ACCT# Account number
ACD Alt Control Delete
ACDNT Accident
ACE Access Control Entry
ACK Acknowledgement
ACPT Accept
ACOSTN Acquisition
ADAD Another day another dollar
ADBB All done, bye-bye
ADCT A dream come true
ADD Address
ADDY Address
ADIH Another day in hell
ADIP Another day in paradise
ADMIN Administrator
ADMINR Administrator
ADN Advanced Digital Network
ADN Any day now
ADR Address
AE Area effect
AEAP As early as possible
AFAIAA As far as I am aware
AFAIC As far as I'm concerned
AFAICS As far as I can see
AFAICT As far as I can tell
AFAIK As far as I know
AFAIR As far as I remember
AFAIU As far as I understand
AFAIUI As far as I understand it
AFAP As far as possible
AFAYC As far as you're concerned
AFC Away from computer
AFIAA As far as I am aware
AFK Away from keyboard
AFPOE A fresh pair of eyes
AFT About freakin time
AH At home
AIH As it happens
AIMB As I mentioned before
AIR As I remember
AISB As I said before or as it should be
AISE As I said earlier
AISI As I see it
AITR Adult in the room
AKA Also known as
ALAP As late as possible
ALCON All concerned
ALOL Actually laughing out loud
ALOTBSOL Always look on the bright side of life
ALTG Act locally, think globally
AMAP As many as possible or as much as possible
AMBW All my best wishes
AML All my love
AMOF A matter of fact
AOAS All of a sudden
AOB Abuse of bandwidth
AOE Area of effect
AOM Age of majority
AOTA All of the above
AON All or nothing
AQAP As quickly as possible
AQAQAP As quickly and quietly as possible
ASAMOF As a matter of fact
ASAP As soon as possible
ASAYGT As soon as you get this
ASIG And so it goes
ASL Age Sex Location
AT At terminal
ATAI And the answer is
ATB All the best
ATEOTD At the end of the day
ATM At the moment
ATM Automated Teller Machine
ATSL Along the same line
ATST At the same time
ATW All the web or around the web
ATW All the way
ATWD Agree that we disagree
AWC After while crocodile
AWDY Are we done yet?
AWESO Awesome
AWHFY Are we having fun yet?
AWLTP Avoiding work like the plague
AWOL Absent without leave
AWTTW A word to the wise
AWTY Are we there yet?
AYC At your convenience
AYCE All you can eat
AYDY Are you done yet?
AYEC At your earliest convenience
AYFT Are you free tonight?
AYK As you know
AYOR At your own risk
AYS Are you serious?
AYSOS Are you stupid or something?
AYT Are you there?
AYV Are you vertical?

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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