The Art of Signs

Easy SMS typing for mobile phone users.

by Midhun K Menon

SMS (Short Messaging Service) is now one of the common ways of communicating using mobile phones. With the usage of proper signs, you can shorten much of the text, and thereby get your message under character limits. Here are some common abbrevations:

2 - to/too
2day - today
2moro - tomorrow
2nite - tonight
any1 - anyone
b4 - before
bcoz - because
bf - boyfriend
cul8r - see you later
ez - easy
f2f - face to face
f2t - free to talk
gf- girlfriend
gr8 - great
h8 - hate
hand - have a nice day
hot4u - hot for you
ic - I see
ilqu - i like you
ilu - i love you
im2gud4u - i am too gud for you
j4f - just for fun
kiss - keep it simple stupid
m8 - mate
lol - laughing out loud
luv - love
o4u - only for you
oic - oh i see
plz - please
ppl - people
ruok? - are you okay?
t+ - think positive
thnx - thanks
u2 - you too
w/o - without
wan2spk - Want to speak
wknd - weekend
xclnt! - excellent!
:-) - smiley
:-( - sad
;-) - winking
:-o - wow
o-:) - an angel
:-0zz - bored
:-D - laughing
-:-) - punk
:-II - angry
:-~) - having a cold
:-* - kiss
:-\ - skeptical
:-() - shocked
:-(o) - shouting
-I - Sleeping
-O - snoring
@}--\- - a rose
:-0 - appalled
: ) - a broken nose
:-< - cheated
:-P - sticking tongue out
B-) - sunglasses
:'-( - crying
:-I - determined
:-<> - surprised
>:-( - very angry
8:-) - cool
%-} - intoxicated
=I:-)= - uncle sam
}:< - little devil
()'''''() - where are you?
('(o)'
() ()
("(o)') - there you are!

Happy SMS'ing!



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