Alright so you get a text and it ends with ROFL. Um what strange new language is this? Well it's still English but just abbreviated! Tech savvy smart phone owners use them to make texting more efficient. It also helps to display certain emotions. Distinguishing someone's mood through text can sometimes be a challenge and misinterpretation happen, so these can assist you. Emojis don't have to be the only option. Not to mention sometimes Emojis can feel a little juvenile, unprofessional or too informal, depending on who you're conversing with.

These types of text acronyms and abbreviations might come in handy so you don't miss out on important information, so you can text faster, or just so you feel hip and with it LOL. See what I did there? Ok let's go through some common lingo you might see.

We'll begin with the one I just used. It's arguably the most popular one you'll come across. LOL simply means Laugh Out Loud. Easy right? Now let's take a look at a few more you might want to learn below:

ROFL: Rolling on floor laughing

AKA: Also known as

ASAP: As soon as possible

BTW: By the way

BRB: Be right back

DIY: Do it yourself

DM: Direct message

FYI: For your information

G2G: Got to go

GR8: Great

IDK: I don't know

ILY: I love you

IMO: In my opinion

IRL: In real life

JK: Just kidding

MSG: Message

NP: No problem

OMG: Oh my gosh

POV: Point of view

SRSLY: Seriously

TBA: To be announced

TMI: Too much information

TTYL: Talk to you later

TY: Thank you

YOLO: You only live once

Now get texting, because all of your friends will be SRSLY envious of your cool and hip new skills, TTYL!