YABA! Type faster, save time and shorten your messages.

Każdy używa komputerów do pisania wiadomości e-mail i telefonów komórkowych do wysyłania wiadomości tekstowych lub obrazkowych. SMS są obecnie najczęstszą formą komunikacji. Jest szybko i wygodnie. A może być jeszcze szybciej ;)

Communication has been evolving rapidly at the dawn of the 21st century. We use computers to write emails and mobile phones to send text or picture messages.

Modern digital equipment is fast and powerful, whereas people need time to manually input data or type text. The keyboards and keypads are much more comfortable and ergonomic, which is definitely helpful, but we also started inventing special abbreviations to speed up the process of sending information. Hundreds of such combinations of letters are commonly used now.

The mysterious four initial letters of the title mean "yet another bloody acronym", which might indicate that people are creating more and more abbreviations, and in some cases it may be almost annoying. After all, there should be a reason to create new words or their shorter versions. "IMO", for example, stands for "in my opinion", which is an instance of a very popular expression used at the beginning of a sentence to present our point of view. Unfortunately, soon a number of similar abbreviations emerged. "IMHO", i.e. "in my humble opinion" might still be quite useful, but if one considers lengthy ones like IMNSHO, meaning "in my not so humble opinion", the whole idea loses its sense.

It became a common phenomenon to create abbreviated forms of the most common phrases - greetings, farewells, expressing opinions and emotions. "Please answer ASAP" is now widely understood, just as everybody knows what "ok" means. Actually, some English speakers are lazy enough to write "k" only. Some creative minds noticed that similarities in pronunciation of both letters and digits could be used to shorten words, too. Thus, it is possible to write "l8r" instead of "later" (l-eight-r). One might go even further and express full sentences using abbreviations, like "RUOK?" (Are you okay?) or "CUl8r" ("See you later!"). Still, we should not forget that such forms are not formally acceptable. However, they help us save time and reduce the costs of sending messages via mobile phones, as a shorter SMS is often less expensive. BCNU!


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evolve - rozwijać się
digital - cyfrowy
equipment - sprzęt, wyposażenie
manually - ręcznie
input - wprowadzać
keyboard - klawiatura (np. komputera)
keypad - klawiatura (telefonu)
ergonomic - ergonomiczny
abbreviation - skrót
indicate - wskazywać
expression - wyrażenie
emerge - pojawić się
phenomenon - zjawisko
creative - twórczy
similarity - podobieństwo
express - wyrażać
BCNU! (be seeing you!) - do zobaczenia!


Artukuł autorstwa Macieja Pastuszka napisany dla www.e-angielski.com

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