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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 2: Phrases followed by Texting Code

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Paid in full PIF
Pain in the --- PITA
Pardon me for interrupting PMFI
Pardon me for jumping in PMFJI
Pardon my French PMF
Pardon the pun PTP
Parent alert P911
Parent behind back PBB
Parent in room PIR
Parent is no longer watching 99
Parent is watching 9
Parent over shoulder POS
Parent standing over shoulder PSOS
Parents are listening PAL
Parents are watching PAW
Partner P
Party PRT
Passed out at keyboard POAK
Password PW
Pat on the shoulder POTS
Pay to play P2P
Peace PZ
People PEEPS
People PP
People PPl
People like us PLU
Person in need PIN
Person over thirty acting twenty one POTATO
Personal computer PC
Personal day PD
Personal message PM
Personal navigation device PND
Phonebook PBOOK
Phony FONE
Photo on profile POP
Pick up P/U
Picture PIC
Pictures PIX
Piss off PO
Pizza PZA
Plate PL8
Played PLD
Please PLS
Please PLZ
Please call me PCM
Please find attached PFA
Please let me know PLMK
Please reply RSVP
Please tell me more PTMM
Point of no return PONR
Point of purchase POP
Point of view POV
Point/place/person of interest POI
Politically correct PC
Private and confidential P&C
Private message PM
Privately owned vehicle POV
Process too complicated to explain P2C2E
Product superior to operator PSO
Public display of affection PDA
Public domain PD
Public service announcement PSA
Pulled directly out of my --- PDOMA
Pulled from --- PFA
Put on a happy face POAHF

VERSION 1: Texting acronym followed by the translation

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