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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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T+ Think positive
T4BU Thanks for being you
T:)T Think happy thoughts
T&C Terms and conditions
TA Thanks a lot
TAF That's all folks
TAFN That's all for now
TAH Take a hike
TANK Real strong
TAP Take a pill
TAU Thinking about you
TBA To be announced
TBA To be advised
TBC To be continued
TBD To be determined
TBH To be honest
TBYB Try before you buy
TC Take care
TCOB Taking care of business
TCOY Take care of yourself
TDM Too damn many
TEHO To each his own
TFN Til further notice
TFN Thanks for nothing
TFS Thanks for sharing
TFTT Thanks for the thought
TFX Traffic
TGIF Thank God it's Friday
THX Thanks
THT Think happy thoughts
TIA Thanks in advance
TIAD Tomorrow is another day
TIIL Think I'm in love
TIE Take it easy
TIEZ Taking it easy
TISC This is so cool
TISL This is so lame
TISNC This is so not cool
TISNF This is so not fair
TISNT That is so not true
TLC Tender loving care
TLGO The list goes on
TLITBC That's life in the big city
TM Trust me
TMB Text me back
TMI Too much information
TMOT Trust me on this
TMWFI Take my word for it
TNA Temporarily not available
TNC Tongue in cheek
TNT Til next time
TNTL Trying not to laugh
TNX Thanks
TOBG This ought to be good
TOE Terms of endearment
TOJ Tears of joy
TOM Tomorrow
TOS Terms of service
TOT Tons of time
TOU Thinking of you
TOY Thinking of you
TP Team player
TSIA That says it all
TSTB The sooner the better
TTG Time to go
TTKSF Trying to keep a straight face
TTS Text to speech
TTT Thought that too
TTT That's the ticket
TTTH Talk to the hand
TTTT To tell the truth
TTUL Talk to you later
TTUS Talk to you soon
TTUT Talk to you tomorrow
TWIMC To whom it may concern
TWITA That's what I'm talking about
TWSS That's what she said
TXS Thanks
TXTIM Text instant message
TXTMSG Text message
TY Thank you
TYFC Thank you for caring
TYFYC Thank you for your comment
TYSM Thank you so much
TYVM Thank you very much

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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