Wednesday, July 7, 2010

OMG

I never been much a text talker. Okay, I'll say it, I not like "text talk". I don't even text "LOL", because it takes a lot to make me "LNOLBSTM" (laugh, not out loud, but silently to myself), so "LOL" is a lie, like, 99% of the time. And its not good for my English.. In fact, I rarely text in "text", unless I am really in a hurry and I often am in a hurry as most of you know. When I have to run to the toilet it is for me to:    brb bio

SMS language or Textese (also known as txtese, chatspeak, txt, txtspk, txtk, txto, texting language, or txt talk) is a term for the abbreviations and slang most commonly used due to the necessary brevity of mobile phone text messaging, in particular the widespread SMS (short message standard) communication protocol. SMS language is also common on the Internet, including in e-mail and instant messaging. It can be likened to a rebus, which uses pictures and single letters or numbers to represent whole words (e.g. "i <3 u" which uses the pictogram of a heart for love, and the letter u replaces you).

For words which have no common abbreviation, users most commonly remove the vowels from a word, and the reader is required to interpret a string of consonants by re-adding the vowels (e.g. dictionary becomes dctnry and keyboard becomes kybrd). The reader must interpret the abbreviated words depending on the context in which it is used, as there are many examples of words or phrases which use the same abbreviations (e.g., lol could mean laugh out loud or lots of love, and cryn could mean crayon or cryin(g)). So if someone says ttyl, lol they probably mean talk to you later, lots of love not talk to you later, laugh out loud, and if someone says omg, lol they probably mean oh my god, laugh out loud not oh my god, lots of love. Context is key when interpreting txtese, and it is precisely this shortfall which critics cite as a reason not to use it (although the English language in general, like most other languages, has many words that have different meanings in different contexts). SMS language does not always obey or follow standard grammar, and additionally the words used are not usually found in standard dictionaries or recognized by language academies.

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev.

Word or phrase Abbreviation(s)

As far as I know                             afaik
Age/Sex/Location                           a/s/l or asl
As soon as possible                         ASAP
At the moment                                 atm
Be right back                                   brb
By the way                                      btw
For your Information                       FYI
Got to go                                        g2g or gtg
Great                                              gr8
I don't know                                   idk
I love you                                       ily
In my humble/honest opinion           mho
In my opinion                                 imo
Just kidding or Joking                     Jk
Laughing out loud                           Lol
Laughing my ass off                        Lmao
Later                                              l8r
Oh my god                                     Omg
Rolling on the floor laughing             Rofl
Shake my head                               Smh
Take care                                       Tc
Talk to you later                             tty l8r or ttyl or t2yl
Fuck my life                                   Fml
What the fuck?                              Wtf
For the win!                                   ftw!
Welcome back                              wb

OMG: Three simple letters that have many,many reasons.

Here are the well known ones.

  • Oh My God, Oh My goodness, or Oh My Gosh, a common abbreviation used in SMS and Instant Messaging Oh My God: Used to exclaim shock, joy, ectasy, anger, fear ...just about every emotion there is. May result in *pain* if said anywhere near fundamentalist Christian types. See "Oh my Allah!" for muslims. So for people that don't like taking the Lord's name in vain, "Oh my gosh!" For Googlists, "Oh my Google!" OMG there's a lot of pages on the internet!
  • omg!, a celebrity news and gossip website run by Yahoo!
  •  "OMG (Oh My Gosh)", a song by Sabrina Washington
  •  OMGcon, an annual anime and gaming convention in Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
  •  Object Management Group, the consortium responsible for CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Model-Driven Architecture
  •  Oh My Goddess!, a seinen manga series by Kosuke Fujishima
  •  Olympiad of Misguided Geeks, a programming contest on The Daily WTF
  •  Filename extension for the OpenMG file format
  •  Old Man Gloom, a band originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico
  •  Old Mutual Group, an international insurance company
  •  OM Group, a chemistry firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, stock symbol NYSE:OMG
  •  Operation Market Garden, an Allied plan in World War II
  •  Operational manoeuvre group, a Soviet organisational maneuver warfare concept
  •  One Man Gang, George Gray, former professional wrestler also known as Akeem Omega
  •  Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • "OMG" (song), a song by Usher featuring Will.I.Am

And I found a few others:

For Quagmire Juran I found this one.
Commonly thought of as the acronym for "oh my god", however it really means "operate my gooch". The person on the receiving end of the remark must then lick, suck, fondle or somehow "operate" on the gooch of the one who made the remark.
Brennan- "Hey! What are you doing? Wanna come over?"
Richard- "I'm playing checkers, what about you?"
Brennan- "OMG. Me too! You should come over and we can play checkers then you can fondle my bacon strip and surrounding area!"

And one for Dillon.
The abbreviation for the genetic disease "Oversized Male Genitals", in which the genitals are both very long and very thick (commonly mistaken for "Oh my God!").
OMG sufferer: Dad I have something to tell you.
Father: OMG! You're gay!
OMG sufferer: No Dad... I have an OMG.
Father: I knew that you would get that from me.
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Okay, I love both my love so much, so one more time: Ooh Myy Gosh I’m soo in love.

OMG ( Feat Will.I.Am ) Lyrics

[Will.I.Am]
Oh myy gosh

[Usher:]
Baby let me…

[Will.I.Am]
I did it again, so I’m gonna let the beat drop
Oh myy gosh

Baby let me love you downnn
There’s so many ways to love ya
Baby I can break you downnn
There’s so many ways to love ya
Got me like, ooh myy gosh I’m soo in love
I found you finallyy, you make me want to say
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Ohh myy gosh

You make me want to say

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I fell in love with shawty when I seen her on the dance floor
She was dancing sexy, pop, pop, popping, dropping, dropping low
Never ever has a lady hit me on the first sight
This was something special; this was just like dynamite
Honey got a booty like pow, pow, pow
Honey got some boobies like wow, oh wow
Girl you know I’m loving your, loving your style
Check, check, check, check, check, checking you out like,
Ooh (oooh) she got it allll
Sexy from her head to the toes
And I want it all, it all, it all

Baby let me love you downnn
There’s so many ways to love ya
Baby I can break you downnn
There’s so many ways to love ya
Got me like, ooh myy gosh I’m soo in love
I found you finallyy, it make me want to say
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Ohh myy gosh

You make me want to say (2x)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Feel so hot for honey out of all the girls up in this club
This one got me whipped, just off one look, yep I fell in love
This one something special, this one just like dynamite,
out of sight
Fell in love with honey like my, oh my
Honey looking wonderful; fly, so fly
Honey like a supermodel; my, oh my
Baby how you do that, make a grown man cry?
Ooh (oooh) baby, you got it alll
Sexy from her head to the toes
And I want it all, it all, it all

So, honey let me love you downnn
There’s so many ways to love ya
Baby I can break it downnn
There’s so many ways to love ya
Got me like, ooh myy gosh I’m soo in love I found you finallyy,
You make me want to say…
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,

Oh my gosh

Oh my gosh
oh my
oh my
oh, oh my gosh
oh myy gosh

[Will.I.Am]
Oh myy gosh
I did it again
So I’m gone let the beat drop

[Usher]x3
Oh, oh, oh myy
Oh, oh, oh my, my, my, my, my, my
Ooh my gosh oh, oh

3 comments:

Nidge Bracken said...

This reminds me of something that I once experienced in Second Life - that left me speechless. I was at a wedding and people were using voice. When anyone said anything amusing, one guy actually said "lol". Not typed, but spoken. There was no hint of emotion in his voice...just "lol". I suspected he had spent too long in an electronic world and had lost any real emotion! I dread to think what he was like in bed...

Quagmire said...

OMG OMG OMG! Does someone smell bacon? lmao, ty for the laugh Christo.
lol, I was walking down the rl streets of Hillcrest, when the crowd finally rezzed for me.

Christo Spyker said...

Thanks for the comment Nidge. Yes in rl, text chat sounds strange but there seems to be girls that talk the same way as they sms.

And thank you Q for your comment. I like my bacon crispy. That last part sounds almost like the lyrics of the 10CC song "dreadlock holiday".