Episode 61: Internet Slang

Hello! HRU? This week we are talking all about internet slang or textese - the abbreviated language and slang commonly used with mobile phone text messaging, or other Internet-based communication such as email and instant messaging. Do you use internet slang? Do you have internet slang in your language? Find out about some of the most up to date English examples, what they mean & when you can use them. The language focus this week is about pronunciation and more specifically the -ing sound. We hope you enjoy the podcast. TY!

This episode is sponsored by italki

This episode is sponsored by italki, an online language learning platform. You can learn online with real teachers in 1-on-1 personalized lessons which are customized to you, and your learning needs. Our Ponders, YOU, get a buy 1 get 1 special deal, so when you buy your first lesson you get $US 10 for future lessons! It’s a convenient way to connect even more with real language, culture and to practice speaking from the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the world!

 Click the link below to take advantage of this great offer!

 http://go.italki.com/jenanddan_promo

Vocabulary & English Expressions: (see the full list in our free episode guide!)

smh - shaking my head (used when you don’t agree or disapprove)

tbh - to be honest

af - as f***

tyvm - thank you very much

imho - 

ily - 

Language Focus: Idioms (see the full list in our free episode guide!)

In this week’s podcast we looked at textese and many of these expressions include an -ing;

smh - shakin’ my head

rofl - rollin’ on the floor laughing

lmao - laughin’ my ass off

...

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Do you use internet slang? Do you have internet slang in your language?

Let us know in our forums!

https://www.englishacrossthepond.com/forum/

You can comment below this episode on the blog (www.englishacrossthepond.com/episodes), in the forum, or on Facebook!