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  • Hey, have you seen Scott?

  • Umm, he's been M.I.A. all morning.

  • I need to find him ASAP. Can you call him for me?

  • Umm, FYI, I'm not his secretary.

  • Ok...

  • Hi, I'm Kelsi from VT English.

  • Today, I'm going to teach you 10 acronyms that are used in everyday English.

  • ASAP

  • ASAP stands for "as soon as possible." It can be used in written English like in

  • emails, or texts, or in spoken English. You can either say A-S-A-P, or ASAP.

  • Are you done the report yet?

  • Not yet. When do you need me to get it finished?

  • ASAP.

  • RSVP

  • In English, we use RSVP as a way to say "respond" when it comes to invitations.

  • It's common to write or say "Please RSVP by..." a certain date.

  • But, it actually come from the French "Répondez s'il vous plaît"

  • which means "please respond."

  • Ex-boyfriend

  • RSVP for his wedding?!

  • N/A

  • N/A means "not applicable."

  • This is often seen on forms or questionnaires.

  • So, when a question doesn't apply to you, you can circle or write "N/A."

  • Total: 0 bf

  • Forever alone

  • AKA

  • "AKA" stands for "also known as."

  • It's used to refer to another name for someone or something.

  • You-Know-Who AKA

  • He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named AKA

  • The-Dark-Lord AKA

  • Tom Riddle AKA

  • Voldemort

  • P.S.

  • P.S. means "postscript" which comes from the

  • Latin "postscriptum" meaning "written after."

  • It's used to add a thought after an email or letter has been completed.

  • Dear Scott, I haven't been able to find you all day.

  • I really miss you. If you get this letter, give me a call.

  • From, Kelsi

  • P.S. You still owe me $5!

  • ETA

  • "ETA" stands for "estimated time of arrival."

  • It can be written or spoken, and is used to indicate when someone or something will arrive at a destination.

  • What's your ETA?

  • 15 minutes later

  • Hello?

  • Where are you?

  • Yo?

  • TBD

  • "TBD" means "to be determined."

  • It's used when something hasn't been decided on yet but will be in the future.

  • Alright, these are the details for our next meeting.

  • Time: TBD

  • Location: TBD

  • FYI

  • "FYI" stands for "for your information."

  • People often use this when forwarding an email to someone

  • as a way to quickly tell them that this information might relate to them.

  • You can also say FYI, but be careful because

  • it can sometimes sound a bit rude.

  • FYI

  • 6 Ways to Stop Being Annoying

  • What?

  • Are you kidding me?

  • TBA

  • "TBA" means "to be announced."

  • It's used when something will be announced in the future.

  • Music festival!

  • TBA... TBA... TBA...

  • MIA

  • MIA stands for "missing in action."

  • It was originally used to describe soldiers that went missing during war,

  • but today, people also use it casually to say that someone has disappeared.

  • Scott's been MIA all day!

  • Fine, I'll text him again.

  • Finally...

  • Where are you?!?!?!?

  • Yes!

  • Try making a sentence using one of these acronyms in the comments below,

  • and don't forget to subscribe!

  • We upload new videos every Tuesday at 7 pm.

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VT English | 10 Everyday English Acronyms You Need to Know

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    Samuel posted on 2018/05/22
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