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SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
私が思うところでは
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
年齢、性別、出身地は?
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
今のところ
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
また戻ってきます
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
じゃあね
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
驚くべきことに
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
また後で戻ってきます
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
アルコール持参
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
じゃあね
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
また後でね
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
前どこかで会いましたか?
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
以上
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
ちなみに
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
もう行かなきゃ
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
私の意見では
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
私の意見では
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
ありがとう/恩に着るよ
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
冗談だよ
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
後でね
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
(笑)
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
放っておいて
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
今じゃなくて今度ね
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
ディスカッションしよう
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
返事ください
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
実をいうと
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
よろしくお願いします
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
ありがとう
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
また後でね
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
あなたへ
Used when sending something to a particular person