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My Favorite Acronym/SMS Text 3

My Favorite Acronym/Chat Text #3—TLDR— means “Too Long, Didn’t Read.”

Alternative Rendering: TL;DR

Etymology: Academia and 17th century France —

I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short

— Blaise Pascal

Used in Sentence: “tl;dr…why don’t you give up on your unabridged edition of War and Peace or at least stop posting it here?”

Synonyms: wordiness, thought-terminating cliché, {{Very long}}

Antonyms: concise, brief, succinct

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My Favorite Acronym/SMS Text 2

Today’s Favorite Translexical Phonological Abbreviation (#2)—SMH— means “Shaking My Head”

Part of Speech: Interjection, Exclamation

Etymology: 1979 –

Used in Sentence:
Friend 1: i got a headache…i hit myself in the head with my knee while trying to do situps.
Friend 2: smh

Synonyms: disbelief, disapproval, too dumb for words, I’m with stupid,

Antonyms: wise choice, wise move

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My Favorite Acronym/SMS Chat (#1)

A new feature here on Tech Tricks: Favorite acronyms from SMS language, or Translexical Phonological Abbreviation to be long. SMS is a type of language (some say dialect) found in text messaging, internet chat, social media, and even casual speech. It uses abbreviations similar to that used in sending telegraphs and morse code. What distinguishes it as a dialect is that it is popping up in spoken conversations as a sort of abbreviate speech pattern.This follows from how

Today’s Favorite Translexical Phonological Abbreviation (#1)—TBH— means “To Be Honest”

Part of Speech: Interjection, Exclamation

Etymology: 1979 –early SMS permitted only 160 characters and some carriers charge messages by the number of characters sent

Used in Sentence:
TBH, the best way to get to Denver from Dallas is to avoid walking and take a flight.

Synonyms: IMO-In My Opinion, IMHO-In My Humble Opinion

Antonyms: listen to me,

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