Here is an extract of a conversation exchange I saw on my 14 year old cousin’s Facebook page
“its cool n i accept it..!! but fr ur info wats der in dis to put as a DP sir ?!? its an osm pic.. but nt fr a DP.. n i guess i said dat to my bro.. so..”
I read the statement.
Then read it again.
I read a lot and can proudly say I can get through different styles of writing quite well. However, the spellings compressed into half their original lengths and their strange acronyms were clearly beyond me.
Eventually I guessed that ‘osm’ perhaps stood for ‘awesome’
Then I did a Google and landed on a link for internet slangs and figured out that DP meant ‘Display Picture’
Mystery solved but the link has opened up a whole new world of internet lingo. Looks like there is a completely new language out there.
English is so passé.
p.s. Obviously I have been learning some acronyms.