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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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R8 Rate
R Are
R&D Research and development
R&R Rest and relaxation
RAEBNC Read and enjoyed, but no comments
RB@YA Right back at you
RBAY Right back at you
RBTL Read between the lines
RC Remote control
RE Regards
RE Reply
RFD Request for discussion
RGR Roger
RHIP Rank has it's priviliges
RHK Roundhouse kick
RIP Rest in peace
RIYL Recommend if you like
RLCO Real life conference
RLF Real life friend
RM Remake
RME Rolling my eyes
RML Read my lips
RMM Read my mind
RN Right now
RNN Reply not necessary
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROT Right on time
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTGL Rolling on the ground laughing
ROTM Right on the money
RPG Role playing games
RRQ Return receipt requested
RRR Return receipt requested
RS Running scared
RSVP Please reply
RT Real time
RTB Returning to base
RTBS Reason to be single
RTFAQ Read the FAQ
RTK Return to keyboard
RTM Read the manual
RTRCTV Retroactive email
RTRMT Retirement email
RTS Return to sender
RTS Read the screen
RTTS Right thing to say
RU Are you?
RUS Are you serious?
RUSOS Are you in trouble?
RUT Are you there?
RUUP4IT Are you up for it?
RX Drugs
RYO Roll your own
RYS Are you single?
RYS Read your screen

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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