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Long List Of Social Media Acronyms Compiled By FBI For Field Use
2014-06-19 11:04:32

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Short for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI has armed their agents with an exhaustive, though far from complete, listing of shorthand abbreviations used by the denizens and devotees of social media. The research into and printing of this list was brought to light thanks to the fine people over at the open-records website MuckRock, who filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request for the document back in January. What...

2014-05-05 23:10:42

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, a member of the Independent Collection, to Host Oceanfront Yoga on Second Saturdays Through Its Summer Yoga Series With Canadian Lifestyle and Activewear Brand Lolë Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Grab a yoga mat, work your core, and indulge in the sunlight and beach breeze for a divine wellness experience. Hotel Milo Santa Barbara announced today that the historic Independent Collection (IC) hotel will be teaming up with Canadian lifestyle and active...

2014-03-03 12:25:30

GiggleMail Lights The Way SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GiggleMail Is Lighting The Path Of Innovation In The Future of Mobile Messaging Capturing The Live Authentic "LOL" in Today's Busy World of Mobile Messaging (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/MN74120) GiggleMail Inc announced today that it has officially launched its iOS and Android app GiggleMail. With the recent news of Facebook's (FB) $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition, the tech...

2012-10-22 04:02:41

Lmao Stuffs Inc. is an online company located in the state of California. This company promotes their website with a slogan “just another LOL site” that means that they are engaged in pure entertainment and fun. Their company opened its website that will accept photos with humorous images, animals and icons. The website is offered to all people from various parts of the world who love to collect, share and view the pictures that can really make people laugh and have a good time....

OMG! LOL! Texting Affects Tween Grammar
2012-07-27 10:43:28

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Laugh out loud (LOL). Be right back (BRB).  Talk to you later (TTYL). These are just a few of the short acronyms that are seen in texts. Texting has become one of the go-to-ways for communication, especially for tweens who are equipped with cell phones. Researchers from Penn State recently found that, while text messaging allows tweens to send notes to family and friends in a quick and efficient manner, it may lead to a...

Texting Can Have A Negative Effect On Linguistics
2012-02-17 09:03:20

A new study finds that people who send frequent text messages may have linguistic problems when trying to interpret and accept words. The study, conducted by Joan Lee, M.A. of University of Calgary, revealed that people who texted more were less accepting of new words. And those who read more traditional print media such as newspapers and magazines, were more accepting of the same words. For the study, Lee asked university students about their reading habits, including text messages,...

2011-12-08 08:30:00

The new face of Textapedia texting pocket guide and upgrades in content proves to continue to be a great stocking stuffer success for retailers in the 2011 holiday season. Oak Park, IL (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 The new face of Textapedia texting pocket guide and upgrades in content proves to continue to be a great stocking stuffer success for retailers in the 2011 holiday season. Textapedia texting pocket guide is a quick reference pocket guide has over 1,200 acronyms, business &...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'