In today’s tech-assisted hook-up culture, the acronyms are succinct, and the words they stand for often aggressively direct, crass even. Courtship, it would seem, is an outdated notion; the end goal of the current shorthand language is to cut to the chase and bang somebody. And, every bangable person, even your grandmother if she’s hot enough, has a corresponding acronym.
On the Internet this will often move to Internet Messenger (IM) Chat or embedded chat on dating sites.In English and most other languages, such abbreviations historically had limited use, but they became much more common in the 20th century.Acronyms are a type of word formation process, and they are viewed as a subtype of blending.For example, the terms URL and IRA can be pronounced as individual letters: Acronymy, like retronymy, is a linguistic process that has existed throughout history but for which there was little to no naming, conscious attention, or systematic analysis until relatively recent times. The use of Latin and Neo-Latin terms in vernaculars has been pan-European and predates modern English.Like retronymy, it became much more common in the 20th century than it had formerly been. Some examples of acronyms in this class are: Acronyms are used most often to abbreviate names of organizations and long or frequently referenced terms.Some people using dating sites actually specify that that will not respond to people using acronyms and "text speak" so you are advised to be prepared to sort out the ground rules with new friends and to speak the Queen's English sometimes if you dont want to loose a good contact.