Everyone loves to hang out on the net and chat in instant messengers, right? Only to freely communicate with friends on the Internet, you need to know a special language.
And it's not the English you're used to. On the one hand, it is much easier, on the other hand, it is more difficult. If you are not initially familiar with all the abbreviations, it may be difficult for you to understand what the interlocutor expects from you.
We have collected 15 simple examples that are most often found on the net:
Like so much in English, this phrase is borrowed from French. RSVP stands for "Répondez s'il vous plait". Most often, this is written in letters or invitations to a wedding or party. And yes, you need to answer them - how else will the bride or groom know how much fish to order for guests.
This email comes from the boss: "We need to do ASAP." And that's all. Consider all plans for the day ruined. Joke.. or not) It depends on which boss and which ASAP. Many write this abbreviation just to get attention on their letter. The task itself may not be so ASAP after all. Just keep this in mind when planning your day.
There is a huge difference between 5 am and 5 pm. Don't believe? Call someone at 5 in the morning - you will learn a lot of interesting things. To avoid confusion, just remember: 6 PM is the same as 18:00, and 6 AM is 6 am.
Casual, friendly - perfect for finishing the message. LMK shows your interest in the interlocutor.
Sometimes during a lively conversation, something intervenes in the conversation, whether it's a doorbell, a meowing cat, or a courier who finally brought your package. For such cases, there is BRB. Just let your friend know that you will be there soon.
Seeing this abbreviation for the first time, you may not guess its meaning. Sounds like a forbidden drug, but it's just that day - your birthday.
Although such abbreviations are more relevant to our modern world, they were in use even when carbon paper was actively used! Ethical advice: add people to the CC only if you want the recipients to see each other. And don't hit "reply all" unless it's REALLY necessary!
Remember that wedding invitation friend of yours who needs an RSVP ASAP? Be careful if the letter indicates TBA or TBC (to be supplemented/approved) by the groom. This means that nothing is organized yet!
"See you Thursday, ETA 9 PM." Usually, this is how people write on the way, who do not know whether their flight will be delayed or not.
Song of hard workers from all over the world every Friday - the weekend has come!
At the expense of any weekend, you may have FOMO. For example, you were invited somewhere, but too lazy to go. At the same time, you understand that you cannot miss the event, and you will regret it later. Therefore, you suffer.
We all have our own opinion. Here is a chance to express it.
Use abbreviation to show that THIS doesn't concern you.
Used to refer to someone or something. More like a nickname or comparison. For example, my brother Eddie aka "The Omnivorous Machine", or Alexis Sanchez aka "El Niño Maravilla".
There are always people who like to do things with their own hands rather than hiring professionals (aka DIYers). From screwing in light bulbs and upholstery to complete home renovations. DIY ideas can be both successful and lead to complete destruction!