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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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D&M Deep & meaningful
D/C Disconnected
DARFC Ducking and running for cover
DBA Doing business as
DBAU Doing business as usual
DBEYR Don't believe everything you read
DC Don't care; Disconnect
DD Due diligence
DEF Definitely
DEGT Don't even go there
DEM Them
DETI Don't even think it
DF Dear friend
DGA Don't go anywhere
DGAF Don't give a ----
DGT Don't go there
DHYB Don't hold your breath
DIKU Do I know you?
DINK Double income, no kids
DIRFT Do it right the first time
DIS Did I say...?
DISTO Did I say that out loud?
DITTO Same here
DITY Did I tell you?
DIY Do it yourself
DK Don't know
DKDC Don't know done care
DL Download
DL Dead link
DLAADS Day late and a dollar short
DLTBBB Don't let the bed bugs bite
DLTM Don't lie to me
DM Doesn't matter
DMI Don't mention it
DN Down
DNWI Down with it
DNBL8 Do not be late
DNC Does not compute
DND Do not disturb
DNR Do not repeat;  Dinner;   Do not reply
DNT Don't
DOC Drug of choice
DOC Drink of choice
DP Domestic partner
DQMOT Don't quote me on this
DQYDJ Don't quit your day job
DTRT Do the right thing
DUI Driving under the influence
DUNNO I don't know
DUST Did you see that?
DWB Don't write back
DWBH Don't worry be happy
DWF Divorced white female
DWI Driving while intoxicated
DWM Divorced white male
DYFI Did you find it?
DYOR Do your own work

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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