SMS English

smsSMS or short message service was invented as a medium to stay ahead with the changing technologies in the world and provide users with a novel mobile experience, but with time it has evolved as a brand new genre in English language and has become an integral part of the “hot trends” surrounding the language.

English language is ever growing and to keep pace with the changing styles and trends in the language, you also need to be aware of some of the most commonly used short forms or abbreviations in SMS.

In the world of SMS language, words are made with the help of punctuation marks and by taking specific alphabets or numbers out of whole words or sentences. Some examples are here as follows:

There = Dere/Tere

Thank you = Thnx/Thnk u/Thnx/ty

What’s up?  = Wassup? /Wts up?/ Wtz up?/Sup?

Before = B4

Later = L8r

Night= Ny8

You = u

Are = R

Don’t = Dnt

I don’t know = Idk

As soon as possible = Asap

Be right back = Brb

Information = info

What = Wut/Wat

Goodnight = Gn

Take care = Tc

Sweet dreams = Sd

That = dat

See you = Cu

What about you? = Wbu?

Ok = K/Okies/kk

I don’t care = Idc

By the way = Btw

Talk to you later = Ttyl

For your information = Fyi

On the other hand = Otoh

Rolling on the floor = Rofl

And = N/&

Number = #

Tonight = 2ny8/2nite

For you = 4u

Laughing out loud = Lol/lolz

Message = msg

Text = Txt

Said in context = Sic

With respect to = Wrt

And the list goes on… There are no set rules on how to make and use these short forms. They are born out of the imagination and understanding of the ones who seem to be using them, and gradually becomes popular among others.

SMS language may seem to make things simpler or faster  but can easily confuse those who are new to it. They can also irritate people in case of official matters where they end up not taking you seriously. Therefore, these short forms can be used when you want to save time or are having an informal conversation with a friend or an acquaintance but must be avoided while sending official messages or formal notes.


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I wanna try to translate an Indonesian to be an English, this is Classroom Action Research subject, that was made quiz yesterday. Do you remember it? I hope all of you still remember it… OK, this is results of my translation…

Kinds of Research

Ø         Historical Research is research that aims to make a reconstruction of the past systematically and objectively by collecting, evaluating, and synthesizing the evidence to establish facts and to get a strong conclusion.

Ø        Descriptive Research is research that aims to make description systematically, factually and accurately about the facts and the characters of a particular population or region.

Ø     Development Research is research that aims to investigate the patterns and growth and changes as a function of time.

Ø   Case and Field Research (q study) is research that aims to study the background and condition, including the interaction on a social unit intensively.

Ø         Correlational Research is research that aims to detect is how far the variations in the factor that is connected by the variations in one or more other factors based on the coefficient of correlation.

Ø       Causal Comparative Research is research that aims to investigate the possibility of a causality based on the observation of the effect, looking back the causal factors of certain data.

Ø          Real Experimental Research is research that investigates the possibility of mutual causality by imposing one or more conditions of the treatment to one or more experimental and to compare its results with one or more control groups that are not imposed by conditions of that treatment.

Ø        Quasi-experimental Research is research that aims to get information which is an estimate for information that is gotten by actual experiment in a state that does not enable to control or manipulate the relevant variables.

Ø     Action research is research that aims to develop new skills or new approaches and to solve problems with direct application in the workplace or the other real world.


I’m so sorry if still incorrect,,, because I am still learning here, not only me but also all of you too.. can be also called “WE/all of US”

That’s all for now,, more later..

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