Texting in French

I have unlimited text, so why would I abbreviate anything…but there are those that do, and it can be confusing, especially if it is in a foreign language. The fine people at Collins Dictionary have provided us with a list of popular French text abbreviations:

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/words-and-language/learning-languages/learning-french/texting-in-french,18,HCB.html

I added a few from the comment thread, and alphabetized them.

French Text Means
@+  à plus tard (see you later)
@2m1  à demain (see you tomorrow)
2 ri 1  de rien (You’re welcome)
a tt  à tout à l’heure (see you soon)
ALP  à la prochaine (until next time)
ama  à mon avis (in my opinion)
auj  aujourd’hui (today)
BCP  beaucoup (a lot)
bi1to  bientôt (soon)
biz  bisous (kisses)
bjr  bonjour (hello)
bsr  bonsoir (goodnight)
C pa 5pa  C’est pas sympa (That’s not nice)
C1Blag  C’est une blague (It’s a joke)
cb1  c’est bien (good)
Chui  Je suis (I am)
d’ac, dak  d’accord (agreed)
DQP  dès que possible (as soon as possible)
EDR  écroulé de rire (laughing out loud)
ENTK  en tout cas (in any case)
G1id2kdo  J’ai une idée de cadeau (I have a great idea)
GspR b1  J’espère bien (I hope so)
HT  acheter (buy)
ir  hier (yesterday)
Je c  Je sais (I know)
JMS  jamais (never)
JTMHRI  Je t’aime, ma chérie
kan  quand (when)
ki  qui (who)
Koi29  Quoi de neuf? (What’s new?)
M  merci (thanks)
MDR  Mort de rire (die laughing)
NRV  énervé (worried, nervous)
p-ê  peut-être (maybe)
pk  pourquoi (why)
QDN  Quoi de neuf? (What’s new?)
slt  salut (hi, bye)
STP/SVP  s’il te/vous plait (please)
Tata KS  T’as ta caisse ? (You have your car?)
Tata 2vin  T’as ton du vin? (You have your wine?)
tds  tout de suite (right away)
tjs  toujours (always)
TLM  tout le monde (everyone)
TOQP  T’es occupé ? (Are you busy?)
vazi  vas-y (go ahead)
XLent  excellent
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