A few years ago, very few people knew what a text or a social network was; today, almost everyone uses some type of social network to communicate.

With the creation of Titter and the limit to 140 characters, people were forced to get creative to say everything they wanted with the fewest possible words. With all the abbreviations, the world of social networking, however, can be a bit intimidating. For the novice, it’s difficult to keep up with this new language and know what people are saying.

The following lists will help you figure out a majority of text, twitter and social network messages.

Texting and Social Network Abbreviations: Part 3 (L – R)

Please note, in the world of cyber communication things change fast, so there may be some new abbreviations not listed.

Texting and Social Network Abbreviations: Part 3 (L – R)


L2G = Like to go?
L2G = (would) Love to go
L2K = Like to come
l33t = Elite
L8R = Later
L8RG8R = Later, gator
LBAY = Laughing back at you
LD = Later, dude
LD = Long distance
LDO = Like, duh obviously
LEMENO = Let me know
LFD = Left for day
LHM = Lord help me
LHO = Laughing head off
LI = LinkedIn
LIC = Like I care
LIK = Meaning liquor
LIMT = Laugh in my tummy
LLGB = Love, later, God bless
LLS = Laughing like *silly*
LMBO = Laughing my butt off
LMIRL = Lets meet in real life
LMK = Let me know
LMNK = Leave my name out
LOA = List of acronyms
LOL = Laughing out loud
LOL = Laugh out loud
LOL = Lots of love
LOLH = Laughing out loud hysterically
LOLO = Lots of love
LOTI = Laughing on the inside
LQTM = Laughing quietly to myself
LSHMBH = Laugh so hard my belly hurts
LTD = Living the dream
LTNS = Long time no see
LTS = Laughing to self
LVM = Left voice mail
LWOS = Laughing without smiling
LY = Love ya
LYLAS = Love you like a sis
LYLC = Love you like crazy
LYSM = Love you so much


M$ = Microsoft
M8 = Mate
MB = Mamma's boy
MBS = Mom behind shoulder
MC = Merry Christmas
MDIAC = My Dad is a cop
MEGO = My eyes glaze over
MFI = Mad for it
MGB = May God bless
MGMT = Management
MIRL = Meet in real life
MKAY = Mmm, okay
MNC = Mother Nature calls
MorF = Male or female?
MOMBOY = Mamma's boy
MOO = My own opinion
MSG = Message
MTF = More to follow
MTFBWU = May the force be with you
MU = Miss U (you)
MUSM = Miss you so much
MWAH = "kiss" (mwah is the sound made when kissing through the air)
MYOB = Mind your own business


n00b = Newbie
N1 = Nice one
N2M = Nothing too much
NADT = Not a darn thing
NALOPKT = Not a lot of people know that
NANA = Not now, no need
NBD = No big deal
NE = Any
NE1 = Anyone
NFM = None for me / Not for me
NFM = Not for me
NFS = Not for sale
NIGI = Now I get it
NM = Nothing much
NM = Never mind
NMH = Not much here
NMJC = Nothing much, just chilling
NMU = Not much, you?
NO1 = No one
NOWL = Knowledge
NOYB = None of your business
NP = No problem
NRN = No response/reply necessary
NSA = No strings attached
NSISR = Not sure if spelled right
NT = Nice try
NTHING = Nothing (SMS)
NTS = Note to self
NVM = Never mind
NVR = Never
NW = No way


O4U = Only for you
O = Meaning "hugs"
O = Over
OATUS = On a totally unrelated subject
OB = Oh baby
OB = Oh brother
OH = Overheard
OIC = Oh, I see
OJ = Only joking
OL = Old lady
OLL = Online love
OM = Old man
OM = Oh, my
OMDB = Over my dead body
OMW = On my way
ONL = Online
OO = Over and out
OOC = Out of character
OOH = Out of here
OOTD = One of these days
OOTO = Out of the office
OP = On phone
ORLY = Oh really?
OT = Off topic
OTB = Off to bed
OTFL = On the floor laughing
OTL = Out to lunch
OTOH = On the other hand
OTP = On the phone
OTT = Over the top
OTTOMH = Off the top of my head
OTW = Off to work
OVA = Over
OYO = On your own


P2P = Parent to parent
P911 = Parents coming into room alert
PAW = Parents are watching
PCM = Please call me
PDA = Personal display (of) affection
PDH = Pretty darn happy
PDS = Please don't shoot
PDQ = Pretty darn quick
PEEPS = People
PIC = Picture
PIR = Parents in room
PL8 = Plate
PLD = Played
PLMK = Please let me know
PLS = Please
PLZ = Please
PLZTLME = Please tell me
PM = Private Message
PMFI = Pardon me for interrupting
PMFJI = Pardon me for jumping in
POAHF = Put on a happy face
POV = Point of view
PPL = People
PPU = Pending pick-up
PROLLY = Probably
PRT = Party
PRT = Please Retweet
PTIYPASI = Put that in your pipe and smoke it
PTL = Praise the Lord
PTMM = Please tell me more
PXT = Please explain that
PU = That stinks!
PUKS = Pick up kids (SMS)
PYT = Pretty young thing
PZ = Peace
PZA = Pizza


Q = Queue
QC = Quality control
QFE = Question for everyone
QFI = Quoted for idiocy
QFI = Quoted for irony
QIK = Quick
QL = Quit laughing
QOTD = Quote of the day
QQ = Quick question
QSL = Reply
QSO = Conversation
QT = Cutie
QTPI = Cutie pie


R8 = Rate
RBAY = Right back at you
RHIP = Rank has its privileges
RIP = Rest in peace
RL = Real life
RLY = Really
RME = Rolling my eyes
RMLB = Read my lips baby
ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing
ROFLCOPTER = Rolling on floor laughing and spinning around
ROTFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLUTS = Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak
RSN = Real soon now
RT = Roger that
RT = Re-tweet (Twitter)
RTBS = Reason to be single
RTRCTV = Retroactive
RTRMT = Retirement
RU = Are you…
RUMOF = Are you male or female?
RUT = Are you there?
RUOK = Are you okay?
RW = Real world
RX = Regards
RX = Prescriptions
RYB = Read your Bible
RYS = Read your screen
RYS = Are you single?
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