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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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W@ What
WS^ What's up?
W/ With
W/O Without
W4M Woman for man
W8 Wait
W9 Wife in room
WAD Without a doubt
WAEF When all else fails
WAG Wild --- guess
WAH Work at home
WAI What an idiot
WAJ What a jerk
WAM Wait a minute
WAMM With all my might
WAWA Where are we at?
WAYD What are you doing?
WAYF Where are you from?
WAYN Where are you now?
WB Write back;  Welcome back
WBS Write back soon
WBU What about you
WC Who cares; Welcome
WCA Who cares anyway?
WD Well done
WDAMYB Who died and made you boss?
WDYK What do you know
WDR With due respect
WDT Who does that?
WDYM What do you mean?
WDYS What did you say?
WDYT What do you think?
WE Whatever
WEND Weekend
WF Way fun
WFM Works for me
WG Wicked grin
WGUMCD What goes up must come down
WH5 Who, what, when, where, why
WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if
WID When in doubt
WIIFU What's in it for you?
WIP Work in progress
WITP What is the point?
WITW What in the world
WIU Wrap it up
WKD Weekend
WL With love
W/O Without
WOA Work of art
WOM Word of mouth
WOM Waste of money
WOOT We own the other team
WOTAM Waste of time and money
WP Well played
WRK Work
WRT With regard to
WRU Where are you?
WRU@ Where are you at?
WRUD What are you doing?
WT Without thinking
WTB Want to buy
WTG Way to go
WTH What the heck
WTM Who's the man
WTMI Way too much information
WU What's up?
WUCIWUG What you see is what you get
WUF Where are you from?
WUP What's up?
WUWH Wish you were here
WUZUP What's up?
WWU Where were you?
WWUC Write when you can
WYCM Will you call me?
WYGAM When you get a minute
WYLEI When you least expect it
WYM What do you mean?
WYP What's your problem?
WYS Whatever you say
WYT Whatever you think

VERSION 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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