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TLDR

TLDR
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This one is relatively new in the text abbreviations world, but it’s popping up all over the place on lengthy social media posts. It means “too long, didn’t read,” and is commonly found on long-winded, rambling opinion pieces. Next time your co-worker uploads a six-paragraph status about the condition of her cold sores, try commenting “TLDR, but I hope you feel better soon!”

IIRC

IIRC
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IIRC = “if I recall correctly,” and is the social media equivalent of you bringing receipts. It’s a little argumentative, but useful when you need to say things like, “IIRC, you promised me so much more. Here’s a screenshot to prove it.”

Now, here are 18 words for things you never knew had a name. 

IRL

IRL
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This is a great one, because it’s often a relationship builder. It means “in real life,” and is great for saying things like “Would love to see you soon IRL!”

Slay

Slay
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This one isn’t an abbreviation, but it’s common text slang that everyone under 40 is using routinely, so you need to get on board. Slaying may sound negative, but it’s used in a positive way now to denote killing or crushing a task in the best possible sense. “I slayed at spin class tonight,” would be an appropriate text to send your trainer.

Vaguebooking

Vaguebooking
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If you’ve ever seen someone post a ridiculous Facebook status like “Today is totally major for me,” without giving any specific details, that’s vaguebooking in action. It’s the act of alluding to something via social media status without pinpointing it, and it’s widely unpopular. Don’t be a vaguebooker, but politely call your friends out on Facebook with a comment like “#vaguebook” when they upload a weird, confusing, and overwhelmingly broad status.

OMW

OMW
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If you’re still blow drying your hair but were supposed to be at dinner ten minutes ago, try texting your significant other something like “OMW, see you soon.” OMW means “on my way,” and is most commonly used when you’re not even really on your way, because #kidsthesedays.

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LMK

LMK
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You need this one because it translates to “let me know,” and is super useful when you find your friends vaguebooking. Comment something like “LMK what the heck is going on because I don’t understand your vaguebooking at all.”

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