Sunday, January 31, 2010

‘How are you?’ and ‘how do you do?’

While speaking to a familiar person, we ask, ‘How are you?’ The reply or response will be ‘I am fine’, ‘I’m fine’, ‘I am fine thank you’, ‘I’m fine thank you’, or ‘I’m fine’ how are you?’

Saying ‘How are you?’ is a form of greeting between friends.

When a person is introduced to a stranger, the person will say ‘How do you do?’
This means greeting. (Saying hello)

The response to this will be the same ‘How do you do?

Some other ways of greeting:

  • Glad to meet you.
  • Pleased to meet you.
  • Nice to meet you.

The responses are:

  • Glad to meet you too.
  • Pleased to meet you too.
  • Nice to meet you too.
  • My pleasure.
  • It’s my pleasure to meet you, too.
  • Same here.

When you are introduced to someone, say ‘Nice to meet you’.

When you take leave of an individual, it is more common to say ‘Nice meeting you’.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The cries

  • The lion roars.
  • The monkey gibbers.
  • The ape gibbers.
  • The lamb baas and bleats.
  • The donkey brays.
  • The ass brays.
  • The snake hisses.
  • The cow lows.
  • The bull bellows.
  • The cat mews
  • The sheep bleats.
  • The dog barks.
  • The fox barks and yelps.
  • The frog croaks.
  • The elephant trumpets.
  • The pig grunts.
  • The horse neighs.
  • The hyena laughs.
  • The wolf howls.
  • The tiger growls.
  • The hyena laughs.
  • The rat screeches.
  • The squirrel screams.
  • The bee hums.
  • The beetle drones.
  • The crow caws.
  • The eagle screams.
  • The duck quacks.
  • The dove coos.
  • The cock crows.
  • The hen cackles and clucks.
  • The chicken pips.
  • The owl hoots and screeches.
  • The parrot talks.
  • The sparrow chirps / yelps.
  • The lark sings.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Stress or accent

Look at these examples: introduction and eradicate

in tro 'duc tion
This word has four syllables: in - tro - duc- tion
-tion is the ultimate syllable
-duc is the penultimate syllable
-tro is the antepenultimate syllable
in is the first syllable.

The stress or accent is on the penultimate syllable.

e 'ra di cate

This word has four syllables: e - ra - di - cate
-cate is the ultimate syllable
-di is the penultimate syllable
-ra is the antepenultimate syllable
e is the first syllable
The stress or accent is on the antepenultimate syllable.

The stress or accent in the case of intro'duction is on the penultimate syllable and it is indicated by the mark ' placed on top and before the syllable that is stressed or accented. In the case of e'radicate the stress is on the antepenultimate syllable.

Some general rules for word stress:
All word endings like -tion, -cion and -ssion have the stress on the penultimate syllable.

  • calcu'lation
  • co'ercion
  • communi'cation
  • sus'picion
  • prepa'ration
  • pos'session
  • edu'cation
  • com'passion
  • intro'duction
  • re'jection

Words with three and more syllables ending in -ity have the stress on the antepenultimate syllable.

  • ac'tivity
  • elec'tricity
  • crea'tivity
  • produc'tivity
  • elas'ticity
  • rela'tivity

Words ending in -graphy have the stress on the antepenultimate syllable.

  • bi'ography
  • pho'tography
  • ge'ography
  • radi'ography

Words ending in -ical have the stress on the antepenultimate syllable.

  • eco'nomical
  • geo'graphical
  • 'logical
  • mathe'matical
  • po'litical
  • theo'retical

When -ly is added to words ending in -ical there is no change in the stress pattern.

  • eco'nomical
  • eco'nomically
  • po'litical
  • po'litically

Words ending in -cian have the stress on the penultimate syllable.

  • acade'mician
  • mathema'tician
  • elec'trician
  • ma'gician
  • poli'tician
  • statis'tician

Verbs with three syllables and more ending in -ate have the stress on the antepenultimate syllable.

  • an'ticipate
  • 'calculate
  • con'gratulate
  • 'educate
  • e'radicate
  • par'ticipate

Almost all words ending in -ic have the stress on the penultimate syllable.

  • e'lastic
  • elec'tronic
  • fan'tastic
  • philo'sophic
  • syl'labic

Words ending in -logy have the stress on the antepenultimate syllable.

  • bi'ology
  • ge'ology
  • psy'chology
  • zo'ology

Functional Stress:
When the word is used as a noun or an adjective, the stress falls on the first syllable. When the same word is used as a verb, the stress falls on the second syllable. This is known as ‘functional stress’.

  • 'present (noun).
  • pre'sent (verb).

Stress Shift:
Some derivational suffixes affect the stress pattern of the main word.

  • 'engine engi'neer
  • 'magic ma'gician
  • mathe'matics mathema'tician
  • 'music mu'sician
  • 'politics poli'tician
  • 'active ac'tivity
  • 'colony co'lonial
  • 'science scien'tific

When -ly is added to those words ending in -ic and/or -ical, there is no change in word stress.

  • e'lectric
  • e'lectrical
  • e'lectrically
  • elec'tronic
  • elec'tronical
  • elec'tronically
  • mathe'matics
  • mathe'matical
  • mathe'matically
  • po'etic
  • po'etical
  • po'etically

Syllabification

Syllabification is the separation of a word into syllables, whether spoken or written.

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation usually longer than a sound and shorter than a word.
Words with one syllable are called monosyllabic.

  • run
  • had
  • kids
  • cry
  • tell
  • thought

The disyllabic words have two syllables each.

  • mu-cus
  • ma-dam
  • Ve-lan
  • pain-ful
  • vi-gour

The tri-syllabic words have three syllables each.

  • stu-dy-ing
  • Ca-the-rine
  • vi-en-na
  • dis-tur-bing
  • syl-la-ble

The words with four syllables are called tetra syllabic.

  • con-ver-sa-tion
  • con-ge-ni-tal

Words with more than two syllables are called poly syllabic for the convenience of learning and teaching.

Syllabification helps us to remember the spelling of long words without much difficulty.

  • cul-ti-va-tion
  • ac-cep-ta-ble
  • ap-pli-ca-tion
  • un-sui-ta-ble
  • in-vi-ta-tion
  • im-pro-ba-ble
  • de-ter-mi-na-tion
  • un-der-pri-vi-leged
  • e-xa-mi-na-tion
  • mul-ti-pli-ca-tion

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Simple, Complex and Compound Sentences

While speaking or while writing, we commonly use three kinds of sentences.

  • Simple Sentences
  • Complex Sentences
  • Compound Sentences

We have been learning English for the past five years.

(Simple Sentence)

As we feel the need for English, we have been learning it.

(Complex Sentence)

English is a useful language and so we’ve been learning it.

(Compound Sentence)

In a Simple Sentence, we have one finite verb and it is the main clause of the sentence.

In a Complex Sentence, we have two clauses, one main clause and one subordinate clause.

In a Compound Sentence, we have two main clauses connected by a coordinating conjunction “and”, “so”, “but”, etc.

The subordinate clauses in complex sentences are caused by the following conjunctions:

  • For time concept: When, While, As, After, Before
  • For cause concept: Because, Since, As
  • For concession concept: Though, Although, Even though
  • For condition concept: If, Even if, As if, Unless
  • For inherent concept: So that

When John met his friend, he greeted him.

(Complex Sentence)

On meeting his friend John greeted him.

(Simple Sentence)

John met his friend and greeted him.

(Compound Sentence)

The program was cancelled due to heavy rains.

(Simple Sentence)

The program was cancelled because it rained heavily.

(Complex Sentence)

It rained heavily (and) so the program was cancelled.

(Compound Sentence)

Though she is rich, she is very simple.

(Complex Sentence)

In spite of being rich, she is very simple.

(Simple Sentence)

She is very rich but is very simple.

(Compound Sentence)

If you work hard, you will succeed.

(Complex Sentence)

In the event of working hard, you will succeed.

(Simple Sentence)

Work hard and you will succeed.

(Compound Sentence)

The problem is too difficult for me to solve.

(Simple Sentence)

The problem is so difficult that I can’t solve it.

(Complex Sentence)

The problem is very difficult and I can’t solve it.

(Compound Sentence)

Words often confused

Ascent: climbing a way sloping up
Assent: agreement, to agree

  • The ascent of Mt. Everest was an arduous affair.
  • Finally the parliament has given assent to the bill.

Alternate: one of every two, follow one after the other
Alternative: choice between two or more things.

  • Gowri visits the library on alternate Sundays.
  • Because of the taxi drivers strike, we had to find an alternative transport.

Beside: at the side of, close to
Besides: in addition to

  • Sundar sits beside me in the class.
  • Besides playing cricket, he also excels in chess.

Complement (v): to add new or contrasting features to improve something
Compliment: express praise or approval

  • Murugan's communication skills complement his excellent academic record.
  • Ravi complimented Ashok on his excellent presentation.

Continuous: going on without stopping
Continual: occurring repeatedly

  • Education is a continuous process.
  • There was continual rain last week.

Childish: behaving like a child, not mature
Childlike: like or typical of a child

  • Many grown-ups still possess a childish attitude.
  • His childlike innocence endears him to all.

Disinterested: not influenced by personal feelings or interest
Uninterested: having no interest or feelings

  • Scientists approach problems with disinterested curiosity.
  • James is completely uninterested in sports.

Historic: important in history or likely to be considered important at some time in the future
Historical: based on history

  • Man’s landing on the moon was an historic occasion.
  • We must place these events in their historical perspective.

Insidious: sly, cunning
Invidious: a job or task that is unpleasant to do, because it is likely to make you unpleasant

  • Her writings are an insidious form of propaganda.
  • The role of the critic is an invidious one.

Personal: pertaining to a person
Personnel: body of employees, staff

  • We must not interfere in the personal matters of others.
  • My father works as a personnel officer.

Words by Carl Sandburg

Some words are happy and some words are sad.
Some words are scented and others smell bad.
Some words are open and some words are sly.
Some words are slimy and others are dry.
Some words are cold and some words are hot.
Some words are tender and others are not.
Some words are honest but other words cheat.
Some words are bitter and others are sweet.
Some words move quickly, some words are slow.
Some words are shrinking, while some others grow.
Some words are remembered, some words forgot.
Some words we use little and some quite a lot.

- Carl Sandburg

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Effective English communication

Today, communication is not just, “saying the right things to the right people at the right time at the right place in the right manner”, but also saying it well enough so as to create the right response.

  • Communication depends on two factors for effective response.
    One is the art of narration, while the other is the art of description -narration is in itself a description of sequential events.
  • Description enhances the clarity of expression and keeps the listener / reader moving with the speaker / writer in thoughts and feelings.
    For example, when you say, “This is a bag,” you convey only an outline of an object with no clarity in the image and no motivation for response.
    But when you say: “This is a large red cloth bag with white polka dotted print”, you have, through the description of the object, made the image bright and distinctively clear and kindled a comprehensible emotional or reasoning response.

Appropriate use of vocabulary for description in effective communication:

  • “This is a man.”
  • This is a tall, well-built, fair-complexioned man with straight dark hair, bushy eyebrows, handle bar moustache and a clean – shaven chin. (Description of an appearance)
  • “Mother Teresa was a nun”.
  • Mother Teresa, a nun from the order of ‘The Sisters of Charity’, was kind and caring of the sick and dying, generous and loving to all and with a heart of gold for the poor and needy. (Description of human feelings)
  • “Raju is unwell”.
  • Raju has high fever with severe cold, cough and head-ache
    which shows all symptoms of an attack of’ flu’- (description of illness)
  • “Sita was dressed up for a wedding”.
  • Sita was dressed in a rich brown silk brocade saree having a broad shining border of dancing peacocks with a matching blouse and a pair of colourful (colorful) sandals. (Description of clothes)

Accuracy and appropriacy make effective communication.


  • “Kumar is usually happy, full of high spirits and loves to be with people”.
    This sentence can be expressed briefly but effectively with a single but appropriate vocabulary of description.
    “Kumar is a gregarious boy”. (Description of attitude)

    Similarly,

  • The guard has a thick moustache which covers and droops along his upper lip, but curves up ward on either side of his mouth.

    “The guard sports a handle-bar moustache.” (Description of appearance)
  • The jockey wears pants which are broad and cut full at the thighs and light from the knee to the ankle with a strap around the foot.
    “The jockey wears riding breeches /jodhpurs”. (Description of clothes)
  • As it was raining very heavily there was a lot of water flowing along all the streets in the city.
    “Due to torrential rains the city streets were flooded”.
    (Description of weather conditions)
  • Mary wore a long white dress and had a veil on her head on her wedding day.
    “Mary wore the customary bridal attire on her wedding day” (Description of clothes)

Monday, January 18, 2010

English the funniest language

We will begin with BOX and the plural is BOXES.

But the plural OX should be OXEN and not OXES.

Then one fowl is GOOSE but two are GEESE.

Yet the plural of MOUSE should never be MEESE.

You may find a lone MOUSE or a whole set of MICE.

But the plural of HOUSE is HOUSES not HICE.

If plural of MAN be always MEN

Why shouldn’t the plural for PAN be PEN?

If I speak of a FOOT and then you show me your FEET.

And I give a BOOT, would a pair be called BEET?

If one is TOOTH and a whole set are TEETH,

Why shouldn’t the plural of BOOTH be BEETH?

The one may be THAT and three may be THOSE.

Yet HAT in the plural would never be HOSE.

And the plural CAT is CATS not COSE.

We speak of BROTHER and also BRETHEREN.

But though we say MOTHER we never say MOTHEREN.

Then the masculine pronouns are HE, HIS and HIM

But imagine the feminine SHE, SHIS and SHIM!!

So English, I fancy, you will agree

Is the

FUNNIEST LANGUAGE you ever did see!

- Leo Angela Rupert

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Slang and abbreviation part 24

List of acronyms begin with ‘X’, 'Y' and 'Z':

  • X3 -- Cute face
  • XC -- Cross Country
  • XD -- LOL
  • XLNT -- Excellent
  • XLR8 -- Accelerate
  • XOXO, XOXOXO -- Hugs & Kisses
  • XX -- Kiss Kiss
  • XXX -- Kisses
  • XYZ -- Examine Your Zipper
  • X] -- Happy
  • Y -- Why?
  • YA – You, Yes, Young Adult
  • YAB -- You Are Banned
  • YALL -- You All
  • YANO -- You Know
  • YARLY -- Yeah Really
  • YASNY -- You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
  • YATB -- You Are The Best
  • YATK -- You Are Too Kind
  • YAY --Exclamation of approval
  • YBS -- You'll Be Sorry
  • YC -- You're Cool/Cute/Crazy
  • YCMIU -- You Couldn't Make It Up
  • YDI -- You Deserve It
  • YDK -- You Don't Know
  • YDMS -- You Don't Make Sense
  • YE -- Yes, yeah, You
  • YEA -- Yeah, yes
  • YELLO -- Hello
  • YEP -- Yes
  • YER – Your, Yes
  • YF -- Your Friend
  • YG -- Young Gangster
  • YGI -- You Got It
  • YGM -- You've Got Mail
  • YH -- Yeah
  • YHGASP -- You Have Got A Serious Problem
  • YHL -- You Have Lost
  • YK -- You're Kidding
  • YKIMS -- You Know It Makes Sense
  • YKWIM -- You Know What I Mean
  • YKWIS -- You Know What I'm Saying?
  • YL -- Young Lady
  • YM -- Your Mom
  • YMMD -- You Made My Day
  • YMMV -- Your Mileage May Vary
  • YMW -- You're Most Welcome
  • YNT -- Why Not?
  • YNWA -- You'll Never Walk Alone
  • YO – Your, Years Old
  • YOLO -- You Only Live Once
  • YOUS -- You, you guys
  • YOYO -- You're On Your Own
  • YP -- Your Problem, Yes, Please
  • YQW -- You're Quite Welcome
  • YR -- Yea, Right
  • YRG -- You Are Good!
  • YSMTU -- You So Made That Up
  • YT -- Are you there? , You Think?
  • YTB -- You're The Best
  • YUP, YUS -- Yes
  • YUPPIE -- Young Urban Professional
  • YVW -- You're Very Welcome
  • YW -- You're Welcome
  • YWIMC -- Your Wish Is My Command
  • YWSYLS -- You Win Some, You Lose Some
  • ZUP -- What's up?
  • ZZZ -- Sleepy, bored or tired

Slang and abbreviation part 23

List of acronyms begin with ‘W’:

  • W’EVER -- Whatever
  • W/ -- With
  • W/E, WE, WEVA, WTV -- Whatever
  • W/O -- Without
  • W2F -- Way Too Funny
  • W4M -- Woman looking for a man
  • W8 -- Wait
  • W8AM -- Wait A Minute
  • WAEFRD -- When All Else Fails, Read Directions
  • WAG1, WAGWAN, WAGWARN, WAGWUN, -- What's going on?
  • WAHM -- Work At Home Mom
  • WAL -- What A Loser
  • WAM -- Wait A Minute, What A Mess
  • WAS -- Wait And See
  • WAT -- What
  • WAW -- What A Waste
  • WAX -- Without Any Experience
  • WAY -- Where Are You?
  • WAYD -- What Are You Doing
  • WAYOA -- What Are You On About?
  • WAYTA -- What Are You Talking About
  • WAZ UP -- What's Up?
  • WB -- Welcome Back, Write Back
  • WBN -- Would Be Nice
  • WBR -- With Best Regards
  • WBS -- Write Back Soon
  • WBU , WBY-- What About You?
  • WCB -- Will Call Back
  • WCD -- What Chu Doing?
  • WD -- Well Done
  • WDITOT -- Why Didn't I Think Of That
  • WDMB -- Will Do My Best
  • WDTM -- What Does That Mean?
  • WDYM -- What Do You Mean?
  • WDYMBT -- What Do You Mean By That?
  • WDYT -- What do you think?
  • WDYWTTA -- What Do You Want To Talk About?
  • WEE -- Small
  • WEEE -- Exclamation of excitement
  • WEF -- With Effect From
  • WEG -- Wicked Evil Grin
  • WEHT -- What Ever Happened To?
  • WEL -- Whatever, Loser
  • WELC -- You're Welcome
  • WEML -- Whatever Major Loser
  • WFH -- Working From Home
  • WFM -- Works For Me
  • WGO -- What's Going On
  • WHA -- What
  • WHOA -- Expression of surprise, Slow down
  • WIBNI -- Wouldn't It Be Nice If
  • WIC -- Women, Infants and Children
  • WIIFM -- What's In It For Me
  • WIP -- Work In Progress
  • WITW -- What In The World
  • WIUWY -- What Is Up With You?
  • WIYP -- What Is Your Problem?
  • WKND -- Weekend
  • WLTM -- Would Like To Meet
  • WLYK -- Will Let You Know
  • WMMOWS -- Wash My Mouth Out With Soap!
  • WMP -- With Much Pleasure
  • WNDITWB -- We Never Did It This Way Before
  • WNOHGB -- Where No One Has Gone Before
  • WOE -- What On Earth
  • WOF -- While On Fire
  • WOMBAT -- Waste Of Money, Brains, And Time
  • WOS -- Waste Of Space
  • WOTAM -- Waste of Time and Money
  • WP -- Wrong Person, Well Played
  • WR -- Warm Regards
  • WRT -- With Regard to
  • WRU -- Where are you?
  • WRUD -- What are you doing?
  • WSP -- What's up?
  • WSUL -- Will See You Later
  • WTB -- Want To Buy
  • WTDT -- What To Do Today
  • WTG -- Way To Go
  • WTGP -- Want To Go Private?
  • WTH -- What/Where/Who The Hell
  • WTHC -- Who The Hell Cares?
  • WTII -- What time Is It?
  • WTK -- Want To Know
  • WTM -- What's The Matter?
  • WTMI -- Way Too Much Information
  • WTP -- What's The Point?
  • WTS -- Want To Sell
  • WTT -- Want To Trade
  • WTTIR -- When The Time Is Right
  • WTTM -- Without Thinking Too Much
  • WTYO -- Whatever Turns You On
  • WU -- Whats Up?
  • WUBU, WUBU2 -- What Have You Been Up To?
  • WUD -- What You Doing?
  • WUF -- Where are you from?
  • WUG -- What You Got?, Where You Going?
  • WUH, WUT -- What?
  • WULA -- What're you Looking At?
  • WUU2, WUUP2 -- What are You Up To?
  • WUWCB -- What do You Want to Chat about?
  • WUWH -- Wish You Were Here
  • WUWT -- What's Up With That
  • WUWTA, WUWTB -- What You Wanna Talk About/'Bout?
  • WUZ -- Was
  • WWYD -- What Would You Do?
  • WY – Why, Would You
  • WYD -- What You Doing?
  • WYGOWM -- Will You Go Out With Me?
  • WYK -- Would You Kindly
  • WYL -- Whatever You Like
  • WYMM -- Will You Marry Me?
  • WYP -- What's Your Problem?, What's Your Point?
  • WYSIWYG -- What You See Is What You Get
  • WYTA -- What You Talking About?
  • WYWH -- Wish You Were Here
  • W^ -- What's up

Slang and abbreviation part 22

List of acronyms begin with ‘U’ and 'V':

  • U -- You
  • U2 -- You Too
  • U2U -- Up To You
  • UA4I -- You Asked For It
  • UB2 -- You Be Too
  • UBD -- User Brain Damage
  • UC&P -- Up Close and Personal
  • UGC -- User Generated Content
  • UGH -- Expression of disappointment or disgust
  • UHQ -- Ultra High Quality
  • UK -- Are You OK?
  • UKWUR -- You Know Who You Are
  • UL -- Upload
  • UNI -- University
  • UNO -- You know
  • UR --You Are, Your
  • URGH -- Expression of annoyance, displeasure
  • URL -- Uniform Resource Locator
  • URM -- You Are Mad
  • URW -- You Are Welcome
  • UTT -- Under The Table
  • UV -- Unpleasant Visual
  • UW -- You're Welcome
  • VBG -- Very Big Grin
  • VBR -- Variable Bit Rate
  • VBS -- Very Big Smile
  • VC -- Voice Chat
  • VFL -- Virgin For Life
  • VGG -- Very Good Game
  • VGL -- Very Good Looking
  • VLOG -- Video Log
  • VM -- Voice Mail
  • VN -- Very Nice
  • VNS -- Very Nice Shot
  • VOD -- Video-On-Demand
  • VOIP -- Voice Over IP - internet telephony
  • VR -- Virtual Reality
  • VS -- Versus, against
  • VWE -- Very Well Endowed
  • VWP -- Very Well Played, Very Well Put

Slang and abbreviation part 21

List of acronyms begin with ‘T’:

  • T-T, T-T -- Crying
  • T2M -- Talk To Me
  • T2UL -- Talk To You Later
  • TA -- Thank you
  • TAE -- Trial And Error
  • TAF -- Tell A Friend
  • TAFN -- That's All For Now
  • TAI -- Think About It
  • TANJ -- There Ain't No Justice
  • TARFU -- Things Are Really Fouled Up
  • TAY -- Thinking About You
  • TB -- Text Back
  • TBA -- To Be Announced
  • TBC -- To Be Continued
  • TBCH -- To Be Completely Honest
  • TBD -- To Be Decided
  • TBF -- To Be Fair
  • TBFU -- Too Bad For You
  • TBH -- To Be Honest
  • TBQH -- To Be Quite Honest
  • TBTP -- That's Beside The Point
  • TBX -- To Be Exact
  • TC -- Take Care
  • TCB -- Taking Care of Business
  • TCCIC -- Take Care Cause I Care
  • TCFN -- Take Care For Now
  • TD -- Touchdown
  • TDG -- Too Damn Good
  • TDL -- To Do List
  • TDS -- Technical Difficulties
  • TFFW -- Too Funny For Words
  • TFLMS -- Thanks For Letting Me Share
  • TFLN -- Texts From Last Night
  • TFM2KAU2FO -- That's For Me to Know And You To Find Out
  • TFS -- Thanks For Sharing
  • TFTI -- Thanks For The Info
  • TG -- Thank God, Too Good
  • TGAL -- Think Globally, Act Locally
  • Thank God It's Friday
  • THANQ -- Thank You
  • THANX, THNX, THX, TKS , TNX, TX -- Thanks
  • THO -- Though
  • THRU -- Through
  • THWU -- To Hell With You
  • TIA -- Thanks In Advance
  • TIC -- Tongue in Cheek
  • TIE -- Take It Easy
  • TIF -- That Is Funny
  • TIL -- Today I Learned
  • TIME -- Tears In My Eyes
  • TINALO -- This Is Not A Legal Opinion
  • TINAR -- This Is Not A Recommendation
  • TINWIS -- That Is Not What I Said
  • TIPSY -- Slightly drunk
  • TIS -- It Is
  • TISNF -- That is so not fair
  • TITCR -- This Is The Credited Response
  • TK -- Team Killer
  • TKO -- Technical Knock Out
  • TLC -- Tender Loving Care
  • TLD -- Top Level Domain
  • TLDNR -- Too Long; Did Not Read
  • TLDR -- Too long; Didn't Read
  • TLGO -- The List Goes On
  • TM -- Text Message, Text Me, Trademark
  • TMA -- Take My Advice
  • TMAI -- Tell Me About It
  • TMB -- Text Me Back
  • TMD -- Too Much Detail
  • TMF -- Too Much Forehead
  • TMI -- Too Much Information
  • TMK -- To My Knowledge
  • TML -- Thank Me Later, Text Me Later
  • TMM -- Tell Me More
  • TMO, TMR, TMRW, TMW -- Tomorrow
  • TMTH -- Too Much To Handle
  • TMY -- Tell Me Why
  • TNF -- That's Not Funny
  • TNO -- Trust No One
  • TNOT -- Take Note Of That
  • TNT -- Till Next Time
  • TO -- Time Out
  • TOFTT -- Take One For The Team
  • TOH -- The Other Half
  • TOL -- Thinking Out Loud, Thinking Of Laughing
  • TOMOZ -- Tomorrow
  • TOS -- Terms Of Service
  • TOT -- Small child
  • TOTT -- Think on These Things
  • TOY -- Thinking Of You
  • TPAM -- The Person Above Me
  • TPS -- Totally pointless stuff
  • TQ -- Thank You
  • TRA -- Bye
  • TRDMC -- Tears Running Down My Cheeks
  • TRDMF -- Tears Running Down My Face
  • TSM -- Thanks So Much
  • TT -- Till tomorrow
  • TTBOMK -- To The Best Of My Knowledge
  • TTC -- Trying To Conceive
  • TTG -- Time To Go
  • TTH -- Trying Too Hard
  • TL --Thank The Lord
  • TTLY --Totally
  • TTM --Talk To Me
  • TTML --Talk To Me Later
  • TTP -- To The Point
  • TTTH -- Talk To The Hand
  • TTTT -- These Things Take Time
  • TTTTY -- Time To Talk To You
  • TTUL -- Talk To You Later
  • TTUS -- Talk To You Soon
  • TTY -- Talk To You
  • TTYF -- Talk To You Forever
  • TTYL -- Talk To You Later
  • TTYN -- Talk To You Never
  • TTYRS -- Talk To You Real Soon
  • TTYS -- Talk to ya soon
  • TTYT -- Talk To You Tomorrow
  • TTYTT -- To Tell You The Truth
  • TTYVS -- Talk To You Very Soon
  • TVM --Thanks Very Much
  • TWHS -- That's What He Said
  • TWIMC -- To Whom It May Concern
  • TWIT -- That's What I Thought
  • TWOT -- Total Waste Of Time
  • TWSS -- That's what she said
  • TWT -- Time Will Tell
  • TWTMC -- To Whom This May Concern
  • TY -- Thank You
  • TYB -- Try Your Best
  • TYFAYS -- Thank You For All Your Support
  • TYFYT -- Thank You For Your Time
  • TYL -- Text You Later
  • TYM -- Thank You Much
  • TYPO -- A typing mistake
  • TYS -- Thank You Sir
  • TYSM -- Thank You So Much
  • TYT -- Take Your Time
  • TYVM -- Thank You Very Much

Slang and abbreviation part 20

List of acronyms begin with ‘S’:

  • S&M -- Sadism and Masochism
  • S/B -- Should Be
  • S2R -- Send 2 Receive
  • S4S -- Support For Support
  • SAD -- Seasonal Adjustment Disorder
  • SAF -- Single Asian Female
  • SAHM -- Stay At Home Mom
  • SAM -- Stop Annoying Me
  • SAP -- Sad And Pathetic
  • SAS -- Special Air Service
  • SB -- Somebody
  • SBD -- Silent But Deadly
  • SBT -- Sorry 'Bout That
  • SCH, SKL -- School
  • SCNR -- Sorry, Could Not Resist
  • SD -- Sweet Dreams
  • SDK -- Software Development Kit
  • SE -- Special Edition
  • SED -- Said
  • SEP -- Somebody Else's Problem
  • SETE -- Smiling Ear To Ear
  • SFSG -- So Far So Good
  • SFW -- Safe For Work
  • SFX -- Sound Effects
  • SG2M, SGTM -- Sounds Good To Me
  • SH -- Same Here
  • SHAWTY -- Young girl/woman
  • SI -- Stop It, Stupid Idiot
  • SIA -- Sorry I Asked
  • SIAP -- Sorry If Already Posted
  • SIAS -- Say It Ain't So
  • SICS -- Sitting In Chair Snickering
  • SIF -- As If
  • SIG -- Signature
  • SIKE -- Indicating the previous statement is false, Psyche
  • SIS -- Sister
  • SITD -- Still In The Dark
  • SIW -- Someone Is Watching
  • SK8 -- Skate
  • SK8R -- Skater
  • SKYPE -- Internet telephone
  • SL -- So Lame
  • SLAP -- Sounds Like A Plan
  • SLF -- Sounds Like Fun
  • SLOL -- Seriously Laughing Out Loud
  • SLY -- Still Love You
  • SMDH -- Shaking My Damn Head
  • SMH -- Shaking My Head
  • SMTH -- Something
  • SN -- Screen Name
  • SNAFU -- Situation Normal, All Fouled Up
  • SNM -- Say No More
  • SNYK -- So Now You Know
  • SO -- Significant Other
  • SOHF -- Sense Of Humor Failure
  • SOK -- That's OK
  • SOML -- Story Of My Life
  • SOOTB -- Straight Out Of The Box
  • SORTA -- Sort of
  • SOS -- Save Our Souls
  • SOTA -- State Of The Art
  • SOTD -- Song Of The Day
  • SOZ -- Sorry
  • SPED -- Someone who needs special education
  • SPOC -- Single Point of Contact
  • SPST -- Same Place, Same Time
  • SQL -- Structured Query Language
  • SQTM -- Smiling Quietly To Myself
  • SRS -- Serious
  • SRSLY -- Seriously
  • SRY -- Sorry
  • SS -- Screen Shot
  • SSA -- Subject Says All
  • SSC -- Safe, Sane, Consensual
  • SSDD -- Same Stuff Different Day
  • SSL -- Secure Socket LayerSee Subject Line
  • SSWA -- So Say We All
  • ST, STG, STHG -- Something
  • STBY -- Sorry To Bother You
  • STC -- Subject to Change
  • STG -- Swear To God
  • STHU -- Shut The Hell Up
  • STM -- Short Term Memory
  • STR8 -- Straight
  • STSP -- Same Time Same Place
  • STW -- Search The Web
  • STY -- Same To You
  • SU -- Shut Up
  • SUL, SYL -- See You Later
  • SUM -- Some
  • SUM1 -- Someone
  • SUP -- What's Up
  • SUS -- Suspect, suspicious
  • SUV -- Sport Utility Vehicle
  • SVS -- Someone Very Special
  • SWANK -- Single Woman And No Kids
  • SWIM -- Someone Who Isn't Me
  • SWIY -- Someone Who Isn't You
  • SWMBO -- She Who Must Be Obeyed
  • SY -- Sincerely Yours
  • SYA -- See You
  • SYF -- Shut Your Face
  • SYK -- So You Know
  • SYM -- Shut Your Mouth, So You Mad?
  • SYRS -- See You Real Soon
  • SYS -- See Ya Soon
  • SYSOP -- System Operator
  • SYT -- See You Tomorrow, See You There
  • S^ -- What's Up

Slang and abbreviation part 19

List of acronyms begin with ‘Q’ and 'R':


  • Q -- Thank You
  • Q&A -- Question and Answer
  • Q4U -- Question For You
  • QA -- Quality Assurance, Question and Answer
  • QC --Quality Control
  • QFE -- Quoted For Emphasis
  • QFP -- Quoted For Posterity
  • QFT, QTF -- Quoted For Truth
  • QL – Cool, Quietly Laughing
  • QQ4U -- Quick Question For You
  • QSL -- Confirmed
  • QT -- Cutie
  • QTPI -- Cutie Pie
  • R -- Are
  • R&R -- Rest and Relaxation
  • RA -- Resident Advisor, Resident Assistant
  • RAD -- Radical, cool
  • RAWR -- Right Answer, Wrong Reason
  • RAZZ -- Make fun of, Get drunk
  • RBAU, RBAY -- Right Back At You
  • RC -- Random Chat, Radio Controlled
  • RE -- Regarding
  • RENTS -- Parents
  • REP – Represent, Reputation, Repetition
  • RESH -- Depressing
  • RFC -- Request For Comment
  • RFP -- Request for Proposal
  • RFT -- Right First Time
  • RFYL -- Run For Your Life
  • RGDS -- Regards
  • Rest In Peace
  • RITE – Right, Write
  • RL -- Real Life
  • RLF -- Real Life Friend
  • RLY -- Really
  • RME -- Rolling My Eyes
  • RMR -- Remember
  • RMV -- Results May Vary
  • RN -- Right Now
  • ROCKIN -- Awesome
  • ROFL -- Rolling On Floor Laughing
  • ROFLOL -- Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud
  • ROLF -- Rolling On Laughing Floor
  • ROTFFNAR -- Rolling On The Floor For No Apparent Reason
  • ROTFL -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • ROTFLOL -- Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
  • ROTGL -- Rolling On The Ground Laughing
  • ROX -- Rocks
  • ROY -- Relative of yours?
  • RP -- Role Play
  • RPC -- Role Playing Chat
  • RR -- Restroom
  • RSN -- Real Soon Now
  • RSS -- Rich Site Summary, Really Simple Syndication
  • RSVP -- répondez s'il vous plaît (Please respond)
  • RT -- Real Time
  • RTF -- return the favor
  • RTFAQ -- Read The FAQ
  • RTM -- Read The Manual
  • RTS -- Real Time Strategy
  • RTW -- Ready To Wear, Round The World
  • RU -- Are You?
  • RUA -- Are You Alone?
  • RUOK -- Are You OK?
  • RUT -- Are You There
  • RWYS -- Reap What You Sow
  • RYN -- Read Your Note, Regarding Your Note
  • RYT -- Right, alright

Friday, January 15, 2010

Slang and abbreviation part 18

List of acronyms begin with ‘P’:

  • P&C -- Point and Click
  • P/U -- Pick Up
  • P/X -- Part exchange
  • P2P -- Peer To Peer, Pay To Play
  • P4P -- Pound For Pound
  • PAF -- Phone A Friend
  • PB&J -- Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • PBQ -- Please Be Quiet
  • PCB -- Please Come Back
  • PDQ -- Pretty Damn Quick
  • PFA -- Please Find Attached
  • PFB -- Please Find Below
  • PHP -- Personal Home Page
  • PKIT -- Please Keep In Touch
  • PLASTIC -- Credit Card
  • PLH -- Peace, Love and Happiness
  • PLMK -- Please Let Me Know
  • PM -- Private Message
  • POA -- Plan Of Action
  • POV -- Point Of View
  • PPU -- Please Pick Up
  • PPV --Pay Per View
  • PTB -- Please Text Back
  • PTL -- Praise The Lord
  • PTO -- Paid Time Off
  • PWOR -- Proceeding With Orders Received
  • PYT -- Pretty Young Thing

Slang and abbreviation part 17

List of acronyms begin with ‘O’:

  • O-O -- Shock
  • O_O -- Confused
  • O.O -- Wide eyed
  • O/ -- High Five
  • O;) -- Innocent, angelic
  • O;-) -- Innocent, angelic
  • OA -- Over Acting, Over Achiever
  • OAP -- Old Age Pensioner
  • OATUS -- On A Totally Unrelated Subject
  • OAUS -- On An Unrelated Subject
  • OBO -- Or Best Offer
  • OBS -- Obviously
  • OBTW -- Oh, By The Way.
  • OBV, OBVI, OBVS -- Obviously
  • OC -- Of Course, Original Character
  • OCO -- Oh, Come On
  • OD -- Overdose
  • ODG -- Oh Dear God
  • OE -- Operator Error
  • OEM -- Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OFC -- Of Course
  • OFH -- Old Folks' Home
  • OGIM -- Oh God It's Monday
  • OHAC -- Own House And Car
  • OHAI -- Oh, Hi
  • OHN -- Oh Hell, No!
  • OIC -- Oh, I See
  • OJ -- Only Joking
  • OJT -- On Job Training
  • OK -- Only Kidding
  • OM -- Old Man
  • OMB -- On My Break
  • OMD, OMDZ -- Oh My Days
  • OMDB -- Over My Dead Body
  • OMG -- Oh My God
  • OMJC -- Oh My Jesus Christ
  • OML -- Oh My Lord
  • OMO -- Odd Man Out
  • OMSJ -- Oh My Sweet Jesus!
  • OMW -- On My Way
  • ONNA -- Oh No, Not Again
  • ONNTA -- Oh No, Not This Again
  • ONOZ -- Oh No
  • ONS -- One Night Stand
  • ONYD -- Oh No You Didn't
  • OO -- Object Orientated, Surprised
  • OOAK -- One Of A Kind
  • OOC -- Out Of Control / Out Of Character / Out Of Context
  • OOF, OOO -- Out Of Office
  • OOP -- Out Of Place
  • OOS -- Out Of Style
  • OOT -- Out Of Town
  • OOTB -- Out Of The Box
  • OOTO -- Out Of The Office
  • OP -- Overpowered
  • OPB -- Other People's Business
  • OPK -- Other People's Kids
  • OPM -- Other People's Money
  • ORITE -- Alright, hello
  • ORLY -- Oh Really
  • OSM -- Awesome
  • OT -- Off Topic
  • OTB -- Off The boat
  • OTE -- Over The Edge
  • OTF -- Off Topic Forum
  • OTFL -- On The Floor Laughing
  • OTL -- Out To Lunch
  • OTM -- Of The Moment, One Track Mind
  • OTOH -- On The Other Hand
  • OTS --On The Side
  • OTT -- Over The Top
  • OTTH -- On The Third Hand
  • OTW -- On The Way
  • OTW -- On The Whole
  • OTY -- Over To You
  • OY -- Oh Yeah

Slang and abbreviation part 16

List of acronyms begin with ‘N’:

  • N, ND -- And
  • N/C -- Not Cool
  • N1 -- Nice One
  • N2B -- Not Too Bad
  • N2M -- Not Too Much
  • N2MU -- Nice To Meet You
  • N8 -- Night
  • NAA -- Not At All
  • NAC -- Not A Chance
  • NAGL -- Not A Good Look
  • NALOPKT -- Not A Lot Of People Know That.
  • NAO -- Now
  • NAP -- Not A Problem
  • NARU -- Not A Registered User
  • NASL -- Name, Age, Sex, Location
  • NATO -- No Action Talk Only
  • NAW, NAY, NOPE -- No
  • NBD -- No Big Deal
  • NBF -- New Best Friend
  • NBM -- Nil By Mouth, Not Before Midnight
  • NBT -- Nothing But Trouble
  • NC -- No Choice
  • NE -- Any
  • NE1 -- Anyone
  • NEWAY -- Anyway
  • NEWBIE -- New Person
  • NEWFAG -- Newcomer
  • NF -- Not Funny
  • NFA -- No Further Action
  • NFM -- No Further Message
  • NFS -- Not For Sale
  • NFT -- No Further Text
  • NG -- No Good
  • NGH -- Not Gonna Happen
  • NGL -- Not Gonna Lie
  • NHF -- No Hard Feelings
  • NHOI -- Never Heard Of It
  • NHS -- National Health Service
  • NIAMY -- Never In A Million Years
  • NIB -- New In Box
  • NIK -- Now I Know
  • NITE -- Good Night
  • NITM -- Not In The Mood
  • NJ -- Not Joking, Nice Job
  • NK -- No Kidding, Not Known
  • NLI -- Not Logged In
  • NLM -- No Laughing Matter
  • NLT -- No later than
  • NM -- Never Mind, Nothing Much, No Message
  • NMF -- Not My Fault
  • NMI -- Need More Info
  • NMJ -- Not My Job
  • NMJC -- Not Much Just Chat
  • NMO -- Not My Opinion
  • NMP -- Not My Problem
  • NMR -- Not My Responsibility
  • NMS -- Not My Style
  • NMW -- No Matter What
  • NN -- No Need, Not Nice
  • NNITO -- Not Necessarily In That Order
  • NO1 -- No-one
  • NOC -- No One Cares
  • NOH -- New Overhauled
  • NOK --Not Okay, No One Knows
  • NOM -- No Offence Meant
  • NON -- Now Or Never
  • NOOB -- New, inexperienced person
  • NOP -- Not Our Problem
  • NORLY -- No, Really?
  • NOS -- New Old Stock
  • NOYB -- None Of Your Business
  • NOYDB -- None Of Your Damn Business
  • NP -- No Problem
  • NPR -- No Purchase Required
  • NPS, NPZ -- No Problems
  • NR - No Reply, No Reserve
  • NRFB -- Never Removed From Box
  • NRN -- No Reply Necessary
  • NSN -- Not So Nice
  • NT -- No Thanks
  • NTB -- Not That Bothered, Not Too Bad
  • NTBCW -- Not To Be Confused With
  • NTH -- Nothing
  • NTK -- Need To Know
  • NTL -- Nevertheless
  • NTM -- Not Too Much, Nothing Much
  • NTMY -- Nice To Meet You
  • NTN -- No Thanks Needed
  • NTS -- Nothing To Say, Note To Self
  • NTW -- Not To Worry
  • NTY -- No Thank You
  • NUF – Enough, Nothing
  • NVM, NVMD, NVRM, -- Never mind
  • NW -- No Way
  • NWLY -- Never Wanna Lose You
  • NYE -- New Years Eve
  • NYOB -- Not Your Own Business