The book doesn’t hold anything back and gives singles the raw, unfiltered truth.
That way, next time someone asks you to tdtm (talk dirty to me), you’ll know what to do.
“This ever-evolving lexicon just keeps growing, and someone has to decipher and deliver it,” Erin said. We may not talk this way, but we definitely type this way, and it’s a strange communication that needs decoding.” We’ll never know who first decided to type “qt” instead of “cutie” or “ilu” instead of “I love you,” but such terms caught on because they save texters time and make the conversation feel more intimate — as if you share a language all your own.
“We obviously can’t type as fast as we talk, so that’s how this abbreviated language evolved,” Erin explained.
Or what did she mean by that smiley face at the end of her reply?
This moderation process has allowed her to keep pace with netspeak, 1337 speak, and online jargon. “Texting Terms” is a nice list of every acronym and abbreviation posted on Net Lingo.
In the last year, she has written two books that detail the texting and romantic slang today’s daters need to know to get their flirt on.