As technology becomes more advanced and youngsters grow up surrounded by the digital world, we can’t help but feel left in the dust.

Text speak, or Short Message Service language, has been used by people since the 1990s is a way of writing that utilises is the abbreviated language and slang.

While most of us know – and probably use - the common ones OMG and LOL there are some examples of textspeak which might be baffling to anyone expect teenagers.

Can you work out what these acronyms mean, try our quiz below.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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