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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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S Smile
S2MG Sticking to my guns
S2R Send to receive
S2S Sorry to say
S2U Same to you
SAPFU Surpassing all previous ---- ups
SB Stand by
SBF Single black female
SBM Single black male
SC Stay cool
SCNR Sorry, could not resist
SEC Wait a second
SEP Somebody else's problem
SETE Smiling ear to ear
SFETE Smiling from ear to ear
SFX Special/sound/stage effects
SH Same here
SH^ Shut up
SHB Should have been
SHHH Be quiet
SHID Slap head in disgust
SICNR Sorry, I could not resist
SIH2R Sorry, I have to run
SIMYC Sorry I missed your call
SIMYT Sorry I missed your text
SIT Stay in touch
SITD Still in the dark
SK8 Skate
SK8ER Skater
SLAP Sounds like a plan
SLAW Sounds like a winner
SLE See last email
SLM See last message
SLT See last text
SLT Something like that
SM Subject matter
SMAIM Send me an instant message
SME Subject matter expert
SMEH Send me an e-mail
SMH Shaking my head
SMHID Scratching my head in disbelief
SMIM Send me an instant message
SMT Something
SNAFU Situation normal, all -------- up
SNERT Snot nosed egotistical rotten teenager
SO Significant other
SOB Son of a -----
SOBT Stressed out big time
SOH Sense of humor
SOHF Sense of humor failure
SOK It's okay
SOL ---- out of luck;  Sooner or later
SOM1 Someone
SOP Standard operating procedure
SOS Help
SOT Short on time
SOW Speaking of which
SOWM Someone's with me
SPK Speak
SPST Same place same time
SPTO Spoke to
SQ Square
SRO Standing room only
SRY Sorry
SS So sorry
SSDD Same s--- different day
SSIA Subject says it all
SSIF So stupid it's funny
STBX Soon to be ex
STBY Sucks to be you
STD Sexually transmitted disease
STR8 Straight
STS So to speak
STW Search the web
STUS Speak to you soon
SU Shut up
SUITA See you in the afternoon
SUITM See you in the morning
SUL See you later
SUP What's up?
SUX Sucks
SWAG Software and giveaways
SWAK Sent with a kiss
SWDYT So what do you think?
SWT<3 Sweetheart
SWF Single white female
SWIM See what I mean?
SWIS See what I'm saying?
SWM Single white male
SYL See you later
SYS See you soon
SYT See you tomorrow
S^ What's up?

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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