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Thanks to text messages, and now Twitter and Facebook, a whole new language of abbreviations has developed. But if you don’t know your IMHOs from your YOLOs, you are not alone.

According to a SecurEnvoy survey of 1,000 adults, 60 percent admit that they don’t always understand text message abbreviations sent their way.

“Given that 60 percent have received a text that they didn’t understand because it contained text speak, perhaps it is a worrying trend and a source of confusion and miscommunication,” said SecurEnvoy boss Andy Kemshall.

[Daily Mail]



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  • Katie Johnson: Yes and i’m only 25 and i have no idea what most of them stand for. There are also so many and new ones all the time….i’m way out of the loop!!!
  • Candace Graslie: I’m sure it’s not a text message abbreviation but i was confused as to what yolo stood for!

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