February 21, 2005
Oxford Dictionary goes SMS savvy
ATB,KIT,CUL8R,B4N! This simply means all the best, keep in touch, see you later and bye for now - All acronyms included in the latest version of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, reports the India Express Bureau.
"It's editor, Sally Wehmeier says; "people like to know how to send out an email, whether it is OK to use informal language, whether it is acceptable to start with hello, etc."
The dictionary in fact explains that text messages, chat room messages and sometimes emails can be written using the smallest number of letters possible".
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