In case you were wondering about TTYL…

Someone just ended an email to me with TTYL and their name.

So, in case you were wondering what it means, TTYL can mean any of the following:

Talk To You Later
Type To You Later
Text To You Later

I find these things to be fun and interesting to learn. What can I say, I’m easily amused!


Mama Lisa

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6 Responses to “In case you were wondering about TTYL…”

  1. Tinker Jack Says:

    HI LISA,

    This is really very good to know. Last year I came across Madonna’s own fairy tales – The English Roses – and there I saw another acronym, which was: TGTBT. The girls in their everyday chat apply this term many times, and finally the narrator explains what it means: too goog to be true. I would be interested whether is is really existing in English, or it is “just” an artistic invention from the pop queen?

  2. Tinker Jack Says:

    I mean, sorry for misspelling: too good to be true!!!!

  3. Lisa Says:

    I found TGTBT in the Urban Dictionary and they don’t reference Madonna. That leads me to believe it’s from the internet first.

  4. Tinker Jack Says:

    Thanks! So, it means that this acronym is not so much in use.

  5. Lisa Says:

    I’m not sure how much that acronym is used. Acronyms are used more by people who text a lot (I don’t text much). Also I think young people use them more.

    Would anyone like to chime in on the use of these acronyms?

  6. Lisa Says:

    I asked my teenaged daughter and she knows ttyl but not tgtbt.

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