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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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IDL Ideal
IA8 I already ate
IAC In any case;  I am confused;  If anyone cares
IAE In any event
IANAE I am not an expert
IAWY I agree with you
IB I'm back
IBIWISI I'll believe it when I see it
IBK Idiot behind keyboard
IBRB I'll be right back
IBTD I beg to differ
IC I see
ICBW I could be wrong
ICBW It could be worse
ICW I can't wait
ICYC In case you care
IDC I don't care
IDGAD I don't give a damn
IDGI I don't get it
IDK I don't know
IDKY I don't know you
IDM It doesn't matter
IDTS I don't think so
IDUNNO I don't know
IFYP I feel your pain
IG2R I got to run
IGG I gotta go
IGTP I get the point
IGYHTBT I guess you had to be there
IHNI I have no idea
IHNO I have no opinion
IIABDFI If it ain't broke, don't fix it
IJWTK I just want to know
IJWTS I just want to say
IK I know
IKR I know, right?
IKWYM I know what you mean
ILBL8 I'll be late
ILI I'm loving it
ILMJ I love my job
ILU I love you
ILUAAF I love you as a friend
ILUM I love you more
ILY I love you
IM Instant messaging
IMA I might add
IMAO In my arrogant opinion
IME In my experience
IMHO In my humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IMPOV In my point of view
IMSB I am so bored
INBD It's no big deal
INC Incoming
INMP It's not my problem
INNW If not now, when?
INPO In no particular order
IOH I'm outta here
IOMY In over my head
IOU I owe you
IOW In other words
IRL In real life
IRMC I rest my case
ISO In search of
ISWYM I see what you mean
ITA I totally agree
ITIGBS I think I'm going to be sick
ITSFWI If the shoe fits, wear it
ITYK I thought you knew
IUM If you must
IWBN It would be nice
IYD In your dreams
IYKWIM If you know what I mean
IYO In your opinion
ILQ I like you
IYSS If you say so
IYSWIM If you see what I mean

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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