Have you heard?
There’s a new trend sweeping the entire universe.
It’s blowin’ up your tweets, creepin’ into your Facebook feed, infiltrating your e-mails, and it’s mos DEF all up in your text messages.
You can’t stop it. At this point, either give in and join the trend, or stand idly as the whole world passes you by.
If you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about…
Oh, yes. Abbrevs are the sweet new way to eliminate unnecessary letters and facilitate quick and easy communication. Everyone knows that every time you say something like “obviously” instead of “obvi,” you waste half a second of your life.
Trick is, do most people know what you mean? Usually one who has become comfortable speaking in abbrevs will gain the skill to infer what another means by a word, even if they haven’t heard it before.
Here are my personal favs:
- Sups: super
- Totes: totally
- Brill: brilliant
- Fav: favorite
- Def: definitely
- Jeal: jealous
- Obvi: obviously
- Presh: precious
- Whatevs: whatever
- Adorbs: adorable
- Obnox: obnoxious
- Awk: awkward
- Perf: perfect
Feel free to mix ‘n match and use multiple abbrevs in a single sentence. For example:
“Wasn’t Matt Chandler totes brill in that sermon on Sunday?”
“Mos def! I was sups convicted.”
How do you feel about abbrevs? Love ’em? Hate ’em? Which do you use most frequently?