They have become famous for phenomena such as Whatsapp or Twitter, where the space you can use and the time you want to use for it are reduced. These acronyms, words formed by joining elements of others, serve to send messages, contextualize or give meaning to the information you send.
But what do they mean? Surely on more than one occasion you have not been able to interpret one when you receive it on Whatsapp or read it on Twitter, or you have even spent some time believing that the meaning is different from what it really is. Here we give you a list with the most used for you to read asap.
What does LOL mean ?
It is an acronym for laughing out loud, that is, laughing out loud or dying of laughter. It is usually used to inform the sender that what he has sent you has been funny or to make it clear that what you are sending is something funny. The term was born among the younger people, the gamers (players), in multiplayer games, it began to be used to laugh at the opponent when they won a game. Nowadays, many young people use it in this way, in a derogatory way.
A less widespread use is to see it as a person with their arms up. It is understood as a celebration to celebrate. Something more explicit and colloquial but meaning the same is LMAO.
What does ASAP mean ?
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As soon as possible or as soon as possible. Or as the grandmother of the fabada would say: "Hurry, there's a hurry!". It is an expression widely used in the work environment. When you get an email with an asap at the end or in the header it smells brown.
It arrives as it arrives, the message in question requires an answer from you as soon as possible. The other person has an urge to know something. So now you know, don't leave him with the two blue ticks on WhatsApp because he can have a fit waiting for your answer.
What does FYI mean ?
The quintessential acronym used in work emails. For your information, for your information. Someone wants you to know some information. Does not require a response. They are implicitly telling you that they just want you to know more details about something. In the case of emails, they are usually headed by the FYI and an email that is forwarded with the information they want us to know. JTLYK is also used on some sites , just to let you know.
What does BTW mean ?
By the way, in addition to a great Red Hot Chili Peppers song, means on purpose, by the way. It is used when you are talking about a specific topic and you want to add something that is related to what you are talking about.
Another not so generalized meaning is “ back to work ”. When you are having a conversation with a friend on whatsapp or in a group with your colleagues but it is time to refocus.
What does GIYF stand for ?
As a rule, it is very difficult to say “I don't know”. No matter what they ask you, you are going to give an explanation that, close to ridiculous, can give you a hard time if there really is someone who knows the answer. If in any conversation, regardless of the tool, someone asks a question and no one has an answer, it is enough to put # GIYF. That is, ' Google is your friend '. What they are trying to tell you is to google it. The most honest use IDK (I don't know). A dry “I don't know”.
What does IMO mean ?
The use of social networks and tools that allow communication at all times has brought with it the fact that you have to be giving your point of view on a lot of issues. IMO means in my opinion, from my point of view. This is also often used when describing your social media accounts and you want to distance everything you say from your professional work and that of your company.
Other acronyms used for this: POV, point of view, or if your education is above any hashtag IMHO, in my humble/honest opinion.
Did you know that acronyms in English are read letter by letter? In many Spanish, like the popular asap, we read it as if it were a word. In English, the rule is to spell
What does JIC mean ?
'Aporofobia', word of the year 2017 for Fundéu BBVA
'Aporophobia' is the word of the year 2017 according to Fundéu BBVA. The chosen one has been selected among all the daily recommendations that the Urgent Spanish Foundation has published this last year on its website. The one that has marked current news and is also interesting from a linguistic point of view.
Today we work with more than one project on the table and the objectives to be achieved are varied and are modified as we go along. Technology moves fast and companies try to keep up with it. That is why you always have to have a plan B for possible eventualities, in case the deadline runs over you like a 16-wheeler. JIC: just in case.
What does TBD mean ?
There is a project that you know is going to come out. You have people working on the conceptualization but you still don't have a date or supplier to help you get it out. That's TBD, to be determined, that is, to be confirmed. Others that are related to this acronym are TBC, to be confirmed or in the absence of confirmation and TBA, to be announced or in the absence of official announcement.
The list is as long as you want. Some cross the line between professional and everyday life. And more and more, vice versa. Many acronyms used in colloquial conversations are beginning to be used at work to contextualize and give the message greater projection. Some that you should also know:
Finally, if your worries are when you see your children on Whatsapp and you don't understand anything. Here is an article from CNN that can open your eyes. Beware that it has spoilers and sometimes you live better in ignorance. There are many more, the list is not infinite but almost. Here we leave you another list that brings together many more.