OMG! Have you ever had FOMO? Deciphering Popular Acronyms.


Have you ever heard someone say they had "FOMO"? I first heard that acronym a few months ago from my adorable daughter-in-law Jayme but had no idea what on earth it could mean. Was FOMO an illness? A new fashion accessory that I didn’t know about? What was it?

I decided to Google its meaning and found out that FOMO is an acronym that means “fear of missing out”. I literally had FOMO not knowing what FOMO meant. How hilarious! I immediately fell in love with this word and realized it’s a feeling that most of us have had at least once in our life. It also became clear to me that using acronyms like FOMO saves time when texting. It’s much quicker to type 4 letters rather than 4 words that mean the exact same thing.

With everyone's fast-paced lifestyles, think of how much time handy acronyms like FOMO could save! I decided to research what other acronyms are frequently used on social media and in everyday conversation and here are some of the goodies I found:

Frequently Used:
BRB: Be Right Back
BTW: By The Way
HBD: Happy Birthday
JK: Just Kidding
LMK: Let Me Know
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
MYOB: Mind Your Own Business
NBD: No Big Deal
NVM: Nevermind
RLY: Really
TMI: Too Much Information
TY: Thank You
YW: You’re Welcome

Perfect for Daily Use:
FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out
FOTD: Find Of The Day
G2G: Got To Go
HTH: Here To Help or Happy To Help
IRL: In Real Life
NTW: Not To Worry
OTD: Of The Day
OOTD: Outfit Of The Day
QOTD: Quote Of The Day
TTYL: Talk To You Later
WFM: Works For Me
YOLO: You Only Live Once

In Case Your Kids Use These, Stay One Acronym Ahead:
P911:Parent Alert
PAL: Parents are Listening
PAW: Parents are Watching
PIR: Parent in Room
POS: Parent over Shoulder

IDK: I don’t know
IMO: In My Opinion
JELL or JELLZ: Jealous
LMAO: Laughing My Ass OFF
LMFAO: Laughing My F***ing Ass Off
ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing

Social Media:
BFF: Best Friend Forever
CC: Carbon Copy
DM: Direct Message
FB: Facebook
FBF: Flashback Friday
IG: Instagram
PSA: Public Service Announcement
TBT: Throwback Thursday


xx Barbara

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