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Ever read a text message and have no idea what it says? You’re not
alone. Short forms and acronyms are becoming part of our everyday lingo, making it tough to keep up with what’s being said.

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Text Decoder

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  2. 2. Everreadatextmessageandhave<br />noideawhatitsays?You’renot<br />alone.Shortformsandacronyms<br />arebecomingpartofoureveryday<br />lingo,makingittoughtokeepup<br />withwhat’sbeingsaid.Basedon<br />thereviewofthousandsofemails<br />andtextmessagesbyourteamof<br />forensicaccountingandcomputer<br />forensicprofessionals,we’ve<br />compiledalistofwhatwe’veseen.<br />
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  4. 4. Funfacts<br />AsofJuly26,2011,Canadianssendanaverageof<br />186milliontextmessagesperday.<br />(Source:CanadianTelecommunicationsAssociation,availableat<br />www.cwta.ca/CWTAsite/english/index.html)<br />ThefirstMorsecodemessage,“WhathathGod<br />wrought”wassentbetweenWashingtonand<br />BaltimoreonMay24,1844.<br />(Source:Wikipedia,AmericanMorsecode,availableat<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_morse_code)<br />TheRosettaStone,createdin198BConbehalf<br />ofKingPtolemyV,isinscribedwithtextinthree<br />differentscripts;AncientEgyptianhieroglyphs,<br />demotic(Egyptian)scriptandAncientGreek.<br />Becauseofthis,theRosettaStonebecameakey<br />toolintranslatingandunderstandingAncient<br />Egyptianhieroglyphs.<br />(Source:Wikipedia,RosettaStone,availableat<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_stone)<br />
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  6. 6. Acronyms&<br />theirmeanings<br />Thefollowingpagescontaincommonlyusedtext<br />messageacronyms.Thislistisonlymeanttobe<br />aguide,buthopefullyit’llhelpyoudecipherthe<br />nextcrypticmessageyougetfromyourtextsavvy<br />teenager—ormaybeeventhenextfraudster.<br />
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