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Welcome to's SMS Shorthand Dictionary. We have surfed the web, read articles, and compared notes to bring you the latest shorthand for SMS. Most of the acronyms in the dictionary below were invented by SMS users in Europe, and are becoming widely known in the United States. It won't be long until you, your friends, and family will understand everything you are saying via SMS Text Messaging! Stuck for words? Then try our SMS dictionary, packed with the latest abbreviations and powered by your submissions, it's the mobile worlds most comprehensive true SMS dictionary.

SMS Meaning Contributed By
ASL? Age, Sex, Location?
AML All My Love
ATB All The Best Himanshu - New Delhi, India
A3 Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
(*@*) Arse Meiyappan - Chennai, India
AFAIK As Far As I Know
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ATK At The Keyboard
ATM At The Moment
AFK Away From Keyboard
BK Back Meiyappan - Chennai, India
BAK Back At Keyboard Simon Callier - Tokyo, Japan
BBL Be Back Later
BBS Be Back Soon
BMW Be My Wife
BRB Be Right Back
BRT Be Right There Julie Murray - Glasgow, Scotland
BCNU Be See'n You Carrie - NE PalmBay, USA
BWU Be With You Meiyappan - Chennai, India
B4 Before Meiyappan - Chennai, India
BBF Best Buds Forever Steven McHarg - Ayr, Scotland
BW Black & White Meiyappan - Chennai, India
@@ Boobs Meiyappan - Chennai, India
BTW By The Way
BB Bye Bye Andre Theng - Singapore
B4N Bye For Now
BFN/B4N Bye For Now
CLR Clear Meiyappan - Chennai, India
CWL Crying With Laughter Gill - South Shields, UK
RLR Earlier
EOD End Of Discussion Emma - Victoria, Australia
EVE Evening Meiyappan - Chennai, India
EX Example Meiyappan - Chennai, India
xlnt Excellent Chandra Lavanya - Hyderabad, India
EXLR Extra Large Meiyappan - Chennai, India
FOAD F**k Off And Die
FU F**k You Rachel - Sydney, Australia
FOMAL Falls On My Arse Laughing Anonymous
FC Fingers Crossed
4 For Meiyappan - Chennai, India
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYI For Your Information
4ER Forever Meiyappan - Chennai, India
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FRND Friend Meiyappan - Chennai, India
G9 Genius
GAL Get A Life
GTH Go To Hell
G2H Go To Hell Sam - Australia
GUD Good Meiyappan - Chennai, India
GG Good Game
GNTCSD Good Night, Take Care, Sweet D Pooh - Mumbai, India
GN Goodnight Pooh - Mumbai, India
GORJUS Gorgeous Richard - Vancouver, Canada
G2G Got to Go
G8 Great Murugarajan - Chennai, India
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GR8 Great!
HOAS Hold On A Sec
HAH Horny As Hell Keith - Leicester, England
hru How Are You? Chandra Lavanya - Hyderabad, India
HUD How You Doing?
IDC I Don't Care
IDK I Don't Know
ILU I Love You
143 (I=1,L I Love You Meiyappan - Chennai, India
IOU1 I Owe You 1 Amit - US
IC I See
ICQ I Seek you
IMHO In My Honest/Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IMOW In My Own Words
IOW In Other Words
IRL In Real Life
JAM Just A Minute
KIT Keep In Touch Abhi - New Delhi, India
KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
KMA Kiss My Ass Frenchy - Tampa, USA
(*/\*) Large Arse Meiyappan - Chennai, India
L8 Late Emma Smith - St Helens, England
L8R Later
LMAO Laugh My Ass Off
LMFAO Laughing My F**cking Ass Off Brooke - Adelaide, Australia
LMTO Laughing My Tits Off Anonymous
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LDR Long Distance Relationship
LTNS Long Time No See
LUV Love Meiyappan - Chennai, India
M8 Mate
MSG Message
MIN Minimum / Minute Meiyappan - Chennai, India
MOR Morning Meiyappan - Chennai, India
MTE My Thoughts Exactly
NM NeverMind
NRN No Reply Necessary
NQOCD Not Quite Our Class Dear Keith - Leicester, England
OIC Oh I See
OMG Oh My God Melissa McBride - Leeds, England
OHT One Hot Tomali Keith - Leicester, England
OTT Over The Top
PITA Pain In The A*8
PRW Parents Are Watching Katie Barbeau - Montreal, Canada
PRT Party
PPL People
PIU Pimp It Up Indi - London, England
PML Piss Myself Laughing
PMP Pissing My Pants Emma - Victoria, Australia
PTB Please Text Back Richard de Courtney - Vancouver, Canada
ROFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Nicola Towler - Vancouver, Canada
CU See You
CYA See You Amber Brook - Seattle, USA
CUL8R See You Later
STFU Shut The F**k Up!
7K Sick
SK8 Skate
SEW Sleep Well, Eat Well Meiyappan - Chennai, India
soz Sorry Gavin - Melbourne, Australia
SRY Sorry Meiyappan - Chennai, India
SWT Sweet Meiyappan - Chennai, India
SWRDRMZ Sweet Dreams Richard - Vancouver, Canada
TTFN Ta-Ta For Now! Melissa McBride - Leeds, England
TC Take Care
TTYL Talk To You Later
TB Text Back
TMB Text Me Back
10Q Thank You
THX Thank You
THNX Thanks
THCA Till He Comes Again Brad - Independance, USA
2 To Meiyappan - Chennai, India
TTTT To Tell The Truth
W8 Wait...
WTG Way To Go!
WKND Weekend Himanshu - New Delhi, India
WB Welcome Back Paul Simmons - Edinburgh, Scotland
W@ What
WTF What The F...
WTH What The Hell
WWJD What Would Jesus Do? Dave Augustus - Keller, Texas, USA
WUW What You Want? Gita - Bangalore
WUF Where Are You From? Michaelango Sanchez - Mexico City, Mexico
Y Why? Meiyappan - Chennai, India
WRT With Respect To John - Sausalito, CA, USA
YR Year Meiyappan - Chennai, India
U You
UI! You Idiot!
UOME You Owe Me Amit - US
UOME1 You Owe Me 1 Amit - US
U2 You Too Jane Simone - Nice, France
STATS Your sex and age Jane Darvowitz - New York, USA
U4E Yours For Ever

SMS Meaning Contributed By
<3 A Heart
@}--\- A rose
(-: Also smiling
O :-) An angel
:-|| Angry
:--------- Big Liar
:-o zz Bored
:^) Broken nose
:-< Cheated
<|-) Chinese
*<:o) Clown
:'-( Crying
:-| Determined
};-)> Devil
S:) Elvis Smiling
<*((((< Fish
8:-) Glasses on head
:-]= Goofy
:' ) Happy and crying
:-~) Having a cold
(_8^(!) Homer Simpson
{} Hug Atul - Delhi, India
%-} Intoxicated
:-* Kiss
:x Kiss Atul - Delhi, India
:-D Laugher
:-{} Lip stick
@@@@:) Marge Simpson
<:-| Monk / Nun
:-|/:-I No face/poker face
("_) Not Happy Face Richard - Vancouver, Canada
:-X Not saying a word
-6% Not very clever
(".) Oh Face Richard - Vancouver, Canada
~(=@>) Pig
:@) Pig
(:::[]:::) Plaster
-:-) Punk
:-# Razes
:-( Sad
:( Sad, without nose
:-9 Salivating
* Santa Claus Babs - Adelaide, Australia
:-\ Sceptical
: @ Shouting
:-(0) Shouting
(-.-) Sleeping
|-I Sleeping
(-.-)Zzz Sleepy
:-) Smiley
:-)= Smiling with a beard
#:-) Smiling with a fur hat
:-)8 Smiling with bow tie
d:-) Smiling with cap
&:-) Smiling with curls
8-) Smiling with glasses
{:-) Smiling with hair
(:-) Smiling with helmet
:-( ) Smiling with mouth open
C|:-) Smiling with top hat
[:-) Smiling with walkman
:) Smiling without a nose
:-Q Smoking Meiyappan - Chennai, India
:-? Smoking a pipe
|-O Snoring
(_x_) Sore Bum
/\(oo)/\ Spider
:p Stick your Tongue out
:-P Sticking Tongue Out
B-) Sunglasses
B:-) Sunglasses on head
:-<> Surprised
:-@! Swearing
:-v Talking
:-w Talking with two tongues
}:-( Toupee blowing in the wind
;-) Twinkle
;) Twinkle, without nose
:=) Two noses
=|:-)= Uncle Sam
:-c Unhappy
@:-) Using a turban
>:-( Very angry
:-" Whistling
:-{) With a moustache
:-O Wow
(",) Wow Face Sara - Australia