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Chapter 22. Emoticons and abbreviations > Electronic abbreviations

Electronic abbreviations

People usually use abbreviations to save time and screen space. It’s important for you to be aware of some of the common abbreviations, so that you know what they mean if you encounter them. Different organizations might have their own vocabulary, including the use of unique acronyms. This table gives a list of electronic abbreviations that are commonly used in e-mail messages:

Electronic abbreviations Phrases
BTW by the way
FYI for your information
FAQ frequently asked question
IOW in other words
IMHO in my humble opinion
LOL laughing out loud



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