Smileys, Acronyms, Txt Messg

  • Adrian Wallwork
Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)


This chapter is simply designed to be fun. It outlines many of the typical abbreviations used when writing very informal emails and text messages and when chatting. Most of this chapter originally appeared in Email and Commercial Correspondence, which is part of the Springer series: A Guide to Professional English.


Short Form Text Message English Word Popular Culture Radio Station 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Wallwork
    • 1
  1. 1.English for AcademicsPisaItaly

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