Even for those of us who are French, it is a bit confusing sometimes to receive an SMS in France (un texto).
Take the following for example:
T’inkiet G 1 KDO pr l’annif 2 Julie
I was baffled to say the least. Can you guess what it meant? The trick, of course, is to read it out loud:
T’inquiète (as in don’t worry) j’ai un cadeau pour l’anniversaire de Julie (I have a gift for Julie’s birthday)
Can you guess what the following are?
|savapa||Ça va pas ?||Is something wrong?|
|G1id2kdo||J’ai une idée de cadeau||I have an idea for a gift|
|12C4||un de ces quatre||one of these days|
|ALP||À la prochaine||TTFN, ta ta for now|
|C pa 5pa||C’est pas sympa||That’s not nice|
If, like me, you remain a bit baffled and insist in typing every word and accent, I’ll leave you with a nice one:
BZ : bisous, bises kisses
If you use an “x” for a kiss in France, THEY will be baffled!
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