Feb 29, 2016

Jurassic World: Acronyms

ACRONYM: Technically, a word that is formed by combining some parts (usually the first letters) of some other terms. Newsgroups, chat rooms and e-mails have spawned a rich set of acronyms and initialisms for common phrases. Here is a list of common acronyms used nowadays.

ASAP: As Soon As Possible
ASL: Age/ Sex/ Location
AAMOF: As a matter of fact.
ATM: At This Moment.
BBL: Be Back Later.
BC: Be Cool.
BRB: Be Right Back
BTW: By the Way.
B4: Before
CU: See You!
CUL: See you Later.
Cuz: Because
DIY: Do it yourself.
DND: Do not Disturb.
F2F: Face to Face.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions.
FB: Facebook (Most used)
FYI: For your information.
GAL: Get a Life.
GM: Good Morning.
GN: Good Night.
GNASD: Good Night and Sweet Dreams
G2B: Going to Bed.
GR8: Great.
G2G: Got to Go.
HBU: How about you.
HAND: Have a Nice Day. (nice one)
IDC: I don’t care.
IDK: I don’t Know
IC: I See. (As same as it sounds)
IDC: I don’t care.
IMY: I miss u
IS: I’m sorry.
JAM: Just a minute.
JK: Just Kidding
K: Okay
LAM: Leave a message.
LOL: Laugh out Loud
LMK: Let Me Know
L8R: Later.
MP: My pleasure.
Msg: Message.
NP: No problem.
OMG: Oh my God!
Pls: Please
Ppl: People
ROFL: Rolling On Floor Laughing
Q4U: Question for you.
SD: Sweet Dreams
sup: wassup
TBH: To Be Honest
Tnx: Thanks
TY: Thank You
Txt: Text
TMI: Too much information.
TTLY: Talk to you later
WBU: What about you.
W8AM: Wait a minute.

Watch the movie segment. Observe that many people are texting during the scene.Work in pairs. Write a dialog with acronyms for you to describe what you saw and to express your feelings about what happened. You may use other words, not only acronyms.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I find it really useful and inspirational! I have also designed several movie based lessons, but I have never asued movies for grammar training...Your method appeals to me much! I'll borrow some segments I guess :) Good luck with teaching!