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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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C See
C YA See ya
C&G Chuckle and grin
C-P Sleepy
C-T City
C/P Cross post
C/S Change of subject
C4N Ciao for now
CAAS Cool as a cucumber
CAD Control Alt Delete
CAS Crack a smile
CB Coffee break
CB Call back
CBB Can't be bothered
CBL Check back later
CBT Check back tomorrow;  Computer based training
CBWM Check back with me
CD9 Code 9 (parents are around)
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFY Calling for you
CI Confidential Informant
CIAO Goodbye
CID Consider it done
CIL Check in later
CLAB Crying like a baby
CLM Career limiting move
CM Call me
CMIIW Correct me if I'm wrong
CMON Come on
CMU Crack me up
CNP Continued in next post
COB Close of business
COD Cash on delivery
COS Change of subject
CP Chat post
CR8 Create
CRAP Cheap redundant assorted products
CRAT Can't remember a thing
CRB Come right back
CSL Can't stop laughing
CT Can't talk
CTO Check this out
CU See you;  Cracking up
CU2 See you too
CUA See you around
CUL See you later
CUL8R See you later
CULA See you later alligator
CUOL See you online
CUZ Because
CWOT Complete waste of time
CWOT&M Complete waste of time and money
CWYL Chat with you later
CX Cancelled
CYA Cover your ---
CYA See ya
CYB Call your boss
CYE Check your email
CYL See you later
CYM Check your mail
CYO Call your office
CYT See you tomorrow

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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