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On: August 28, 2020

Editor's Note

With our ever changing world, technology and knowledge of technology is not just important, but essential.  I joke that I am not very techno savvy, but really I don't care that much. It's not important to me to have the latest, fastest, biggest new gadget out there.  If it weren't for my DH and teenage son, I'd have a bag phone and still be using rabbit ear antennae on my TV. But I do love my cell phone and the ability to text quickly and get an answer back. My 82 year old mother is even a texter. Because of her many years as a secretary ( that's what they were called in the 50's) she writes out her texts in complete sentences. Some of the abbreviations used by my generation of Gen Xers for many years are: 

IDK - I Don't Know
CYA - Cover Your A$$
SOL - S*@t out of Luck
OMG - Oh My Gosh

And some of these I learned as I started texting more. Such as:

AFK - Away From Keyboard- I heard Sheldon Cooper say that on The Big Bang Theory.
NBD - No Big Deal
DH - Darling Husband
WTH - What the Hell

But some, I admit, I had to look up: 

FOMO - Feeling of Missing Out - my cousin Dani in California says that a lot. 
WFH - Work From Home
OOTD - Outfit of the Day
GRWM - Get Ready with Me - mainly used by Youtubers.

But my favorite, not for the language, but for the multitude of definitions, is: 

WTF - What the F@#$?
WTF- Why the Face?
WTF - WOW that's Fantastic!

How's your texting? Are you a pro or do you still have to google them sometimes?  Keep those fingers busy! 

Paula Henry  - MBL Founder 

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Paula Henry earned a BFA in design from William Woods University. She used her design degree in combination with her abundant natural people skills to become a top sales manager and design consultant to architectural firms across North America, representing companies such as Magic Woods, Panolam and RJF International. When her son was born she left the corporate world and assumed the role of stay-at-home mom and CEO of the Henry household, where she honed her skills in the areas of patience, ingenuity, multi-tasking, and knowing when to resort to plan-b. During her free time, she is a highly successful fundraiser for several not-for-profits. Paula serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Editor at MyBigLife.com, which she operates with her husband Jeff.

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270+ Texting Abbreviations: https://7esl.com/texting-abbreviations/

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Texting abbreviations (text abbreviations), texting acronyms, SMS language or internet acronyms are the abbreviated language and slang words commonly used with mobile phone text messaging, email and instant messaging (online chat application such as Messenger from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…).

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Paula Henry earned a BFA in design from William Woods University. She used her design degree in combination with her abundant natural people skills to become a top sales manager and design consultant to architectural firms across North America, representing companies such as Magic Woods, Panolam and RJF International. When her son was born she left the corporate world and assumed the role of stay-at-home mom and CEO of the Henry household, where she honed her skills in the areas of patience, ingenuity, multi-tasking, and knowing when to resort to plan-b. During her free time, she is a highly successful fundraiser for several not-for-profits. Paula serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Editor at MyBigLife.com, which she operates with her husband Jeff.

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