One complaint I hear when I’m teaching business owners about Twitter is that they can’t understand the slang. As people venture out into the great world of Twitter, they learn very quickly that there’s a whole new language to learn. It can be confusing and intimidating to just jump right in, so here’s a quick translation key to common Twitter terms and vocabulary.
Of course, this is just some of the most commonly used Twitter jargon. You may see a tweet that looks nothing at all like English but doesn’t use any of these. Try adding a few vowels to see if you can make sense of it. Because Twitter only allows you 140 characters, people will sometimes take any steps necessary to shorten their tweets!