SMS and Whatsapp English is quite popular in today’s modern social media texting world. We use Internet slang words, short forms, Acronyms, Abbreviations that often confuse us in English if one is not aware what it exactly means as the English spelling are completely different.. In today’s English Lesson with Meera you will learn about the most common and confusing word in English that are common in daily English conversation while using messenger apps. We are sure you will enjoy today’s lesson and learn some new internet slang that you could use the next time while chatting.
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Complete Lesson Transcript : –
Hmm! Let me know when the camera is on. Oh! It’s on. So sorry guys hi, hi again, I’m so sorry for this. My name is Meera and I’m your new trainer for the day. Do write your comments in the gaps below and shower us some love, tell me how much you liked this lesson once the lesson is done of course. Okay, so let’s begin for today’s session. So let us begin with today’s session, okay? Guys I was just thinking that we have forgotten the complete spellings of words because of our habit of writing in SMS language, do you agree with me? But the funny part is SMS is an acronym and it means ‘Short Messaging Service’. These short forms have changed our lives completely, just like the way I used the letter ‘U’ instead of ‘you’. ‘BRB’ instead of ‘be right back’ or ‘BTW’ instead of ‘by the way’ which basically means to talk about a new topic. But let me share something with you I never used to understand this language before just three four years and I felt so left out most of the times. Do you guys feel the same sometimes? Especially nowadays while using Instagram, Facebook Twitter do you feel that?
Let’s start with this one, we often say ‘FB’ even when we talk to one another which is basically ‘Facebook’ or let’s say ‘LOL’, ‘laugh out loud’ is most commonly used and people nowadays even say it out loud, ‘LOL’. Can you believe it? Well this happens when something really funny that you read or see and you make a sound and that you can express it.
‘ROTFL’, ‘rolling on the floor laughing’. Well sometimes things or words or situation is more funny than ‘LOL’. That is when you use ‘ROTFL’.
The next one is ‘IDK’, ‘I don’t know’. Let’s look at an example, I don’t know when we have our exams, do you?
Let us get to some tricky ones and new ones, shall we? ‘IOW’, ‘in other words’. Well we use this to explain anything in a simple way, for example, in other words you mean to say that you don’t like her, right?
Okay let’s move on to another one ‘NOYB’, ‘none of your business’. It is the same as mind your own business which basically means it is a private information and you need not know. Yes well it is slightly rude when you directly say it to anyone. So make sure that you are using this with very good friends or probably a stranger who is asking you personal questions, all right? Let me steal a dialog from a movie to give you an example, “our business is our business, it’s none of your business”
Let’s move on to another one, ‘RSVP’. Guys um, marriage invitation cards or random invitation cards which we usually get or receive on WhatsApp these days, have a small note written below which says kindly ‘RSVP’ which has actually come from a French phase but my French is not that great so I’m going to stick to English okay it basically means please respond, please send us a reply, we are waiting for your reply. Well now you know and the next time you get any invitation you will not forget to ‘RSVP’ great, fantastic.
Our next is ‘TGIF’ this acronym is more of an emotion that we feel every Friday when we think yes ‘thank God it’s Friday’ and I don’t have to wait for the weekend anymore. You would write ‘TGIF’, go ahead and change your status this Friday to express your excitement.
Now next one ‘WTH’. Imagine this a very hectic day and a sunny day and now you are on your way back home with an ice-cream just hoping to watch your favorite movie and eat your ice cream right there. But as soon as you reached home what do you see there is power cut, no lights and your ice cream has now melted. What will you do? You will hold your head and shout ‘WTH’ ‘what the hell’. This is an emotion we usually use for disappointment or irritation, do you agree?
Our next one is ‘B3’. Do you have friends, sisters or brothers who talk too much without an end? I can understand they’re basically ‘B3’ type people in your life. No, no it’s not a scientific term. It means that they are all the time doing ‘blah-blah-blah’ and that’s when you write ‘B3’.
Okay, our next one is ‘CWOT’. Now let’s take and look at a situation, you went for a three hour movie and you did not like it or enjoy it, don’t you think you would message your brother or friend and tell him it was a ‘complete waste of time’. Basically you’re writing, it was a ‘CWOT’. Did you get it? Okay.
Our next one is ‘CUT’. Okay now let me ask all of you, is anyone planning to meet an old friend, colleague or cousin tomorrow? Great, then you can write to them ‘CUT’, which means ‘see you tomorrow’, got it? Okay
‘FC’ that’s the next one. It is something that all sports fans around the world do before an important match. They write to one another, dude FC, they mean to say ‘fingers crossed’. And that they’re praying for victory.
Our next one is ‘QT PIR’. When your girlfriend is trying to call you but your parents are in the same room you can quickly send a message to her saying ‘QT PIR’. You’re basically convincing her ‘cutie-pie, parents in room’ or you can also make an emergency code ‘P911’ ‘parents alert’. Fun isn’t it?
Okay next is ‘SLAP’. No, not the actual slap. This means when your friend has arranged for a trick or a party plan you can use this acronym which basically means, ‘sounds like a plan’ which also tells them that you will be going for the trick or attending the party.
The next one ‘HBD’ and ‘XOXOXO’. Remember this one? Me too. My friend sent it to me on my birthday. She said, HBD & XOXOXO. It means she wished me ‘happy birthday’ as well as ‘hugs and kisses’. Sweet isn’t it? I know after that I replied ‘TYVM’, ‘thank you very much’.
All right, so that’s all that we have for the day I hope you enjoyed it because I did and it was great fun. You can write to me any new ones that you have right below in the comment section, I would be looking forward to it. Do let me know how you found this lesson right below, till then keep learning English, have fun with your English, goodbye.