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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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