According to Nielsen, American teenagers are sending over 3,000 text messages a month and Short Message Service (SMS) texting has developed as a language suited to the need of sending short, quick messages.
Here are a few tools to help you understand this new language and its abbreviations:
This website offers a short guide understanding online chat acronyms, text messages & smiley faces.
A guide produced by Mathews County Public Schools to introduce some of the most common used abbreviations.
This website offers a neat translating tool and dictionary of text message abbreviations.
TextED.ca is an innovative and interactive website designed to teach teens to be safe, responsible and respectful users of texting technologies.
This website provides lots of unusual SMS abbreviations, including European slang.
This website offers a short guide to understanding online chat acronyms, text messages & smiley faces.