Types of Internet Slang

Internet slang is popular since it allows people to communicate efficiently while saving keystrokes. Some of the most widely used types include:

  1. Heterography – Non-standard spelling which usually combines numbers and letters (Example: 2day)
  2. Internet Acronyms – Formed by using only the first letter of each word in a phrase (Example: LOL for laugh out loud)
  3. Letter Homophones – A group of letters that replace words with those sounds (Example: CU – “C” for see and “U” for you)