Abbreviations are a symbol of digital revolution. They let save time and space because you write down three or four characters instead of a dozen.
Unfortunately, among hundreds of abbreviations, you can hardly find anything that would be of use for a book lover.
Why not changing it?
If you were to give a meaning to TGIF (which arouses so many associations with the weekend devoted to books), what would you come up with?
A couple of abbreviations decoded by book geeks are listed below. As you see, many popular ones are still missing. TGIF, LOL, DIY, WTF, IMO…
How would you decode them to satisfy the book lover in you?
Share your ideas on Twitter or Facebook with a hashtag #bookgeekIMO. We’ll spread the word, and add the best ideas to this list.
Popular abbreviations as seen by book geeks
FYI – for your imagination.
VIP – very interesting plot.
IRL – in a real library.
B&B – bed & books.
WWW – words, words, words.
ROTFL – reading on the floor laughing.
HTML – hugging the marvelous librarian.
NBA – new book arrived!
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Popular abbreviations in the eyes of book nerds – infographic
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