The following abbreviations and their meanings are some of the most commonly used out there. SETE Smiling Ear To Ear SHID Slaps Head In Disgust SO Significant Other SWAK Sealed With A Kiss SWL Screaming with Laughter SYS See You Soon TA Thanks Again TOY Thinking Of You TTFN Ta Ta For Now TTYL Talk To you Later WB Welcome Back WTH What/Who The Heck YBS You'll Be Sorry YG Young Gentleman YL Young Lady YM Young Man ttyl talk to you later ttys talk to you soon tcob taking care of business ttfn ta ta for now Another thing that was previously mentioned is your text size and appearance.
For a much bigger list the WBS Chat Book has a whole list compiled from various users from all over including various smileys!! If you choose you can use text editing to increase the size of your text to catch someone's attention.
Chat Abbreviations To cut down time on typing, many people have started using abbreviations for various actions and phrases.
Many of the abbreviations used in chats have pretty much become universal and a lot have become creatively humorous thanks to many regulars in those chat rooms.
In IRC's you can only type in all capitals, there is no text editing.
It is another way of getting another chatter to talk to you, but it is considered to be rude unless you have no choice to, which is usually when no matter what you have said in the chat, everyone is still ignoring you even though you have not typed anything rude or insulting.
For example, to ask someone a question you may want to use this format to do it and to talk to others the same way: Person's name: Your question Most of the time you will get someone's attention this way.
Try not to yell, this is where you either type in all capitals or use text editing to increase the font size and bold type of your message.
Saying a nice greeting to everyone is the best way to catch someone's attention.
If that doesn't work usually it's best to address someone with a question.