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Need sample "sms speak" message
Thread poster: Rebecca Holmes

Rebecca Holmes
United States
Local time: 01:51
German to English
Mar 19, 2004

Help!
I have a marketing text from a mobile phone company. It contains a sample message in the sms code/sms speak/sms language (whatever you call it) that has been developing with the increasing use of mobile phones. You know, cutsy little abbreviations and that kind of thing that shorted the length of the message. There is no way I can translate it into English word for word, I think it would be sufficient if I could just substitute another same "sms speak" message in English. I have been Googling away like mad but all I can find are a few abbreviations. Surely there must be actual sample messages out there?
Any pointers on where to find a good general "sms speak" message of a few lines would be MUCH appreciated.


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Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 07:51
German to Romanian
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would that work? Mar 19, 2004

http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/home/nw1950/MessageExample.html

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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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some abbreviations and emoticons Mar 19, 2004

Rebecca,

Here are some that I use (as recommended by my provider, Rogers/AT&T Canada):

BRB - be right back
CU - see you
CU8R - see you later
CW2CU - can't wait to see you
LMAO - laugh my ass off
WUWH - wish you were here
TTYL - talk to you later
PM - private message
RUOK - are you okay?
THX - thanks
PLZ - please
O4U - only for you

My favorites:
SSINF - so stupid it's not funny
TNSTAAFL - there's no such thing as a free lunch
UGTBK - you've got to be kidding
ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing

You could find an extensive list here.

BFN & CWYL
GB
MHM


[Edited at 2004-03-19 15:15]


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Michael Hesselnberg  Identity Verified
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French to German
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Warum steht das im deutschen Forum??? Mar 19, 2004

Verstehe ich nicht ganz!!!

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Rebecca Holmes
United States
Local time: 01:51
German to English
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Thanks Mar 19, 2004

Thanks Elvira and Marco!
Michael - I simply didn't know where else to put it! Originally I contemplated making it a Kuduz question but that didn't seem quite right either!


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Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Well, it wasn't easy to find Mar 19, 2004

But here is a site with German SMS speak:

http://home.arcor.de/gratis-sms/free_sms_abkuerzungen_sms_kuerzel/free_sms_abkuerzungen_sms_kuerzel.htm

(all on one line)

Goodluck
Ed


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Moving the thread... Mar 19, 2004

Michael Hesselnberg wrote:

Verstehe ich nicht ganz!!!


Michael is right - I'm moving the thread to Translator Resources.

Ralf


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Jason Roberts  Identity Verified
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A USEnglish link... Mar 19, 2004

http://www.uscc.com/uscellular/SilverStream/Pages/r_sms_shortcut.html

Rebecca Holmes-Löffler wrote:

Help!
I have a marketing text from a mobile phone company. It contains a sample message in the sms code/sms speak/sms language (whatever you call it) that has been developing with the increasing use of mobile phones. You know, cutsy little abbreviations and that kind of thing that shorted the length of the message. There is no way I can translate it into English word for word, I think it would be sufficient if I could just substitute another same "sms speak" message in English. I have been Googling away like mad but all I can find are a few abbreviations. Surely there must be actual sample messages out there?
Any pointers on where to find a good general "sms speak" message of a few lines would be MUCH appreciated.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 07:51
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Try IRC or online chat lingo Mar 22, 2004

Rebecca Holmes-Löffler wrote:
I have been Googling away like mad but all I can find are a few abbreviations. Surely there must be actual sample messages out there?


The same type of abbreviated speech is used in IRC, instant messaging and (would you believe it) e-mail. So widen your search for those.

Or, add one or two such "words" to your existing searches and Google will find lists in which those terms appear. For example, instead of searching for SMS+speak, try searching for SMS+speak+LOL or SMS+speak+BRB (or leave the "speak" out).


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