I joined the instant messaging party a bit late. I was well into college once I got an AIM account and I really missed all of the “IM jargon” that was sweeping the nation. Because of this I have found that I feel like a poser (yes, I said poser) if I use all of the typical abbreviations:

LOL – Laugh out loud
TTYL – Talk to you later
BRB – Be right back

The list goes on. I actually type out “hahahaha” when I’m laughing because I just can’t bring myself to use the lingo that I never embraced at the beginning. I feel better now. Confession time over.