What does BTW mean?

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What does BTW mean?

Abbreviations are the in thing today. We tend to use it everywhere, from talking to someone on messages or dropping a comment. It has become so common to substitute the complete word with the acronym that often enough we end up using them using them while talking verbally as well. One such really popular acronym is BTW. It is hard to miss out on this popular acronym as it is used widely. In case you have been using it and

One such really popular acronym is BTW. It is hard to miss out on this popular acronym as it is used widely. In case you have been using it and still, wonder what is the meaning of BTW or have never come across this acronym before and are clueless about what BTW stands for then read on.  

What Does BTW Stand For?

If you go online and come across this acronym, then don’t be surprised. BTW is splattered everywhere- on message boards, internet forums, social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter, in an email, texting, and instant messaging, and on websites like Craigslist or Reddit. The literal meaning of BTW means by the way and instead of typing the complete thing you can instead type a shorter and smaller acronym. You can use it if you want to add something to the end of a statement, for example, someone can say “I just got my money today,” or they can instead use the acronym to add more to the statement. “I just got my money today. BTW, I am going to a buy a new dress now! Or “ That New girl at work is gorgeous. BTW, she is totally crushing on you.” This acronym is generally used after someone types and sends a message online. A person while sending a message might often forget to include something and later send another message using the acronym BTW.

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Use Of BTW In Modern Day Internet  

For people in general acronyms can be a bit difficult to figure out. There are those like smh which are difficult to understand even if they mean something simple which is ‘shaking my head.' Though acronyms like BTW or LOL are known and are easily understood. To mistake them for something else is often hard but often enough there are those who mistake them for something else. One fine example of this is that people use LOL for ‘lots of love’ instead of ‘laugh out loud.' The Internet these days generally encourages the use of such acronym which is why it is important to acquaint yourself with them. Social media sites like twitter have a 140 character limit where using acronym becomes necessary.

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