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Old 06-05-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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Here's a site useful to oldsters like me who aren't up to date with texting shorthand. BHIMBGO

The Largest List of Text Message Shorthand (IM, SMS) and Internet Acronyms Found of the Web - kept current and up-to-date by NetLingo The Internet Dictionary: Online Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, Acronyms, Text Messaging, Smileys ;-)
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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BBAMFIC Really?

These are not common terms people are texting....im quite sure
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I liked that there was a text term for Foreigner--long live 80s rock!
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:29 AM   #4
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I guess I am as old as Methuselah, because I don't text. I am too cheap frugal. Doesn't it cost money to send or receive text, in excess of your 300 free minutes of phone time or whatever? I thought it did, so I haven't had texting "turned on" on my phone. No way am I going to pay for text spam.

Besides, what's the point? Instead of texting somebody I could just call the person up and talk for free, since I never use up all my minutes.

Obviously, I just don't get it!
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I don't use short hand. I just type stuff out. Im not as fast as those kids but I get the job done
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
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BBAMFIC Really?

These are not common terms people are texting....im quite sure
Agree - looks more like a compilation of shorthand and acronyms from a lot of different places and uses.
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W2R, you are way older than Methuselah! I have an unlimited text package that is $4 a month. It is way better than calling someone, and I have lots of friends that will answer a text but never answer their phone. Same as sending emails. We'd rather "talk" this way.

But you should know that DH feels EXACTLY the same way you do. He won't even get on Facebook!
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W2R, you are way older than Methuselah!
So I suspected!

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I have an unlimited text package that is $4 a month. It is way better than calling someone, and I have lots of friends that will answer a text but never answer their phone.
How odd.

$4/month is $48/year, $480 in 10 years... OK, I know. It's not much, but gee. Plus, I guess I would have to check my cell phone contract to see how much it would be in addition to my present $34/month including taxes and fees.

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Same as sending emails. We'd rather "talk" this way.
But then, I have e-mails already....

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But you should know that DH feels EXACTLY the same way you do. He won't even get on Facebook!
Oh ok!! At least I am not the only one. I got on Facebook and it freaked me out - - too much stuff, not enough time to deal with all the invites and read all the entries of my closest friends, even. I had a bad case of information overload and I had only friended 3 people! Imagine if I accepted some of the invites. So, I don't log on any more at all. Maybe when I retire I"ll have more time for it.
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Boss pays my phone, so I don't worry about it--he likes being able to text me, too.
FB is awesome, but you have to manage the information so you don't get overwhelmed. Also good privacy settings are a must. I enjoy it, but it isn't for everyone.
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dh2b and I have unlimited texting to each other only.
We use it for "love notes" while he is at w*rk.
[I know, I know, we're downright Get a room.]
This way he can say or respond to a quick hello and not get busted for too many personal calls.
When traveling by myself in the car, I will text him to let him know where I am and I'm OK.
I also use texting for his "on-the-way-home" shopping list, i.e.milk, bread, etc. For longer lists, I do the shopping.
Neither of us uses shorthand. Just brief wording. I re-use some text messages I typed in myself.
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I liked the Leno joke:

A girl in Virginia spent over $4,000 for text messages last month. Her dad's reaction:

OMG WTF
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I guess I am as old as Methuselah, because I don't text. I am too cheap frugal. Doesn't it cost money to send or receive text, in excess of your 300 free minutes of phone time or whatever? I thought it did, so I haven't had texting "turned on" on my phone. No way am I going to pay for text spam.

Besides, what's the point? Instead of texting somebody I could just call the person up and talk for free, since I never use up all my minutes.

Obviously, I just don't get it!
International text messages do cost us on our plan but is much cheaper than phone calls and we use it for important stuff that you don't want to wait on e-mails for. Don't get many but did get one from DS in England yesterday and today re my Dad who is sick at present and she is back and forward to Dr with him. Normally we e-mail then web-cam every weekend.

For when we are on vacation in Europe with friends and relatives as we've done this last 4 or 5 years we use texting when we need to communicate.
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I recently got onto twitter, but my phone can't seem to handle texting. I might try again.

You can forward to Facebook using twitter.

You can also tie in FriendFeed, Flickr and your blog (if you have one).

I haven't figured out the Flickr setup yet.

I look at it all as mental exercise.

I'm considering an iPhone

Sarah is right, you have to know your limitations and figure out what to restrict or ignore.
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W2R: I have TMobile prepay and pay 5 cents a text message. I have had to use text in emergencies where the person can't get a phone call (libraries, classes, busy airports where you can't hear, etc.). I love it for the convenience it allows, so I think it's well worth my whole nickle. I'm livin' large now, baby!
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! jst b/c of acorns on fb afdn i wil cx my acct

tisl they talk 2 mch & I dnt even no who they r ykwim?

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I rarely use text messaging but I do pay the $5/mo for 250 texts. There are times where I don't want a 10+ minute conversation but need to tell someone something. It's also nice when in a location where you're unable to hear your phone.
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Many times this year I've been stuck at work on site and it's very easy to simply text DW "Home late"
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I will cancel my account.
This is so lame. they talk too much and I don't even know who they are.
You know what I mean?
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I will cancel my account.
This is so lame. they talk too much and I don't even know who they are.
You know what I mean?
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