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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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O4U Only for you
O Opponent
OA Online auctions
OAO Over and out
OATUS On a totally unrelated subject
OAUS On an unrelated subject
OB Oh brother
OBE Overcome by events
OBO Or best offer
OBTW Oh by the way
OCD Obsessive compulsive disorder
ODTAA One damn thing after another
OI Operator indisposed
OIC Oh, I see
OJ Only joking
OK Okay
OLO Only laughed once
OM Oh my
OMDB Over my dead body
OMG Oh my God
OMGYG2BK Oh my God you got to be kidding
OMO On my own
OMW On my way
ONL Online
ONNA Oh no not again
ONSD Oh no she didn't
ONUD Oh no you didn't
OO Over and out
OOAK One of a kind
OOB Out of box
OOC Out of control
OOF Out of facility
OOI Out of interest
OOO Out of office
OOS Out of stock
OOTB Out of the blue
OOTB Out of the box
OOTD One of these days
OOTO Out of the office
OP On phone
OP On purpose
OST On second thought
OT Off topic
OTB Off to bed
OTC Over the counter
OTF Off the floor
OTH Off the hook
OTL Out to lunch
OTOH On the other hand
OTOTW On top of the world
OTP On the phone
OTT Over the top
OTW Off the wall
OTW Off to work
OYO On your own

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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