april a to z

Z is for ZOMG, #AtoZChallenge

Are you ready your final lesson on textspeak? Z is pretty limited when it comes to texting acronyms and slang, but there was one good one:

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Are you all WTF is she drinking, OMG doesn’t start with a Z! right now?

Well, this is legit, folks.

From what I’ve read, ZOMG started when someone accidentally put a Z before OMG, and apparently it stuck. ZOMG is used when you are really feeling the OMG over something or when you want to use OMG sarcastically.

If I were to complain about how this blogging challenge was challenging and really wore me out, you might say, ZOMG, you poor thing! while rolling your eyes.

Or, if I texted you about how Jax Teller was sitting in my driveway on his motorcycle, you might text back, ZOMG you lucky bitch!

So…ZOMG, the A to Z Challenge is over!

This has been a fun theme for me to write about, and I hope you’re now able text people with less difficulty. And if your improved texting skills are making things tough on them, you know where to send them.

In case you’ve missed some posts and don’t feel like going through them all, here are a few winners based on likes:

  1. A is for ATM
  2. F isn’t for FWB
  3. Tie between J is for J4F and I is for IDGAF

Alternative meaning: none.

Textspeak I passed up: Zzz (tired, bored).

Which acronym was your favorite?

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Y is for YMNK, #AtoZChallenge

Whew…almost there — only one day left of the A to Z Challenge! Today’s textspeak isn’t made up by me, nor does it have curse words in it. Imagine that, a legit, clean texting acronym! Don’t worry, though, some of the acronyms I passed up aren’t clean, and you can see them at the bottom.

Y isn’t for YOLO, because I’m not a douchebag*. Instead, Y is for —

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YMNK…

  • That I’ve edited a couple of books.
  • That I have four tattoos and would like to have a Shakespeare themed half sleeve on my left arm.
  • That we actually call Baby Girl “Baby Girl” a lot in real life. She hasn’t said her real name yet, but she refers to herself as Baby, Baby Girl, or My Baby.
  • That I hate Seinfeld.
  • That I don’t like animals. I’ll all about their rights and shit, but keep them away from me.
  • That I think The Office is the best sitcom ever. I will fight you to the death if you suggest otherwise. The first few seasons of Parks and Recreation are a close second.
  • That I have mad math skillz. I’m all Good Will Hunting when you need taxes or tips calculated. (Those count as mad math skillz, right?)
  • That I have two left feet. I’m one of the clumsiest mofos you’ll ever meet.
  • That — on the clumsy note — I don’t dance. At all. I hate it. I hated having to do it a couple times at my wedding, and it still makes me cringe thinking about it 10 years later.
  • That I think yellow cake sucks. The batter will do, though.

Okay, maybe you did know some of that stuff since I’ve made a million or so posts, but maybe a couple things are new to you.

*It’s a joke, so please don’t get all offended with “But I use YOLO and I’m not a douchebag, YB!”

Alternative meaning: None.

Textspeak I passed up: YMMV (your mileage may vary), YBF (you’ve been fucked), YAOTM (yet another off topic message), YBS (you’ll be sorry), YCMTSU (you can’t make this shit up), YKWIM (you know what I mean), YB (you bitch), and YOLO (you only live once).

Care to share a YMNK tidbit about yourself?

X is for XLA, #AtoZChallenge

The first half of this challenge started off great. There was a ton of good textspeak to choose from, especially acronyms. But now that I’m near the end, the well has been drying up a bit. It’s bone dry with the X day. There are a handful of X acronyms, but they aren’t post worthy, so instead, I’m gonna make up another acronym and go from there.

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Little Man likes texting people from his tablet (and by people, I mean mostly myself and his dad). I don’t think he knows any acronyms yet, so to help introduce him to the wide world of textspeak, I’m going to start using acronyms in our conversations. Only these acronyms won’t be WTF, GTFO, STFU or anything like that, no matter how much they’re running through my head. Instead, I’ve created a few acronyms to use, and they are XLA, especially from a kid’s perspective.

My XLA for when LM starts texting:

GTYR: go to your room.

CUYR: clean up your room.

FTD: feed the dog.

SBSL: stop being so loud.

BQOUWWYS: be quiet or you will wake your sister.

PYOGOM: pour your own glass of milk.

TOTTV: turn of the TV.

YGMAHA: you’re giving me a headache.

TOTT: take out the trash.

DYHW: do your homework.

GO: go outside.

FTLOGGO: for the love of god, go outside.

TDBGHAPD: tell Daddy that Baby Girl has a poopy diaper.

EYV: eat your vegetables.

Alternative meaning: None.

Textspeak I passed up: XOXO (hugs and kisses) and XTC (ecstasy).

Lame enough? What XLA would you add?

W is for Webtrovert, #AtoZChallenge

Today’s textspeak is one of my favorites so far (and likely will be my favorite overall, since we’re close to the end and all).

Are you much more outgoing online than you are in real life? If so, you might be a:

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Some people are people persons. They’re charming, outgoing, and generally thrive on being around other people. I am not one of those people. But maybe you wouldn’t know that if you only know me from my amazeballs online personality. Well, unless you’ve read one of the 164 posts where I mentioned being introverted and having the social anxiety. I am webtroverted to the nth degree.

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The Internet is awesome for introverts, isn’t it? We can be in complete control of our social stuff without having to put ourselves out there more than we are comfortable with or face the judgment that comes with diligently checking stuff on the phone and ignoring people.

Long live webtroversion.

Alternative meaning: None.

Textspeak I passed up: WTF (what the fuck), WITW (what in the world), WTG (way to go), WYD (what you doing).

Are you webtroverted?

U is for Unkeyboardinated, #AtoZChallenge

Are you good at typing, whether it’s on a tiny little smartphone keyboard or a regular sized keyboard? Or are you prone to fucking up? If the later is true, you can call yourself —

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I found this little gem — where else — on Urban Dictionary. Here’s the meaning:

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While Little Man was getting ready for school this morning, he asked me how fast I type. I’m used to his random questions by now, so rather than ask why my typing speed is important to know at 7:30 in the morning, I just answered.

“I dunno, probably 120 words per minute.”

Little Man laughed. “No, it’s not! Come on Mommy, be for real.”

“I am for real. I used to type that fast. Probably still type close to that.”

He laughed again and walked off, undoubtedly think that I was full of shit. He doesn’t know how typing pretty fast was what I was known for in middle school. Some people are known for being athletic, others are known for getting to third base, but I was known for typing shit really fast. This came in useful pretty much never in middle school, except for when people wanted me to type something for them. And then it wasn’t a matter of “I’ll give you two sticks of gum and 50 cents for canteen if you type this for me,” so much as it was “type this or I’ll tell everyone you like Cute Guy.” Bastards.

I did check my typing speed again, of course, and as it turns out, LM was partially right — I am not typing 120 WPM anymore. But I’m not unkeyboardinated, either.

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It’s your turn. Are you unkeyboardinated or pretty fucking keyboardinated? Take the one-minute typing test here.

Alternative meanings: None.

Textspeak I passed up: UN (utter nonsense), UOK (are you okay), UTM (you the man), and UOENO (you don’t even know).