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TTY Etiquette

Glossary of Abbreviations

» Universal Terms

(note: "GA" and "SK" are always used)

GA "Go Ahead" (your turn to type)
GA TO SK Completing all messages and getting ready to hang up.
Q Question Mark
SK "Stop Keying" (end of conversation)
SKSK Hanging Up
TTY Teletypewriter/Text Telephone
XXX Erasing the error

» Common Terms

ASAP "As soon as possible"
ASST "Assistant"
BIZ "Business"
BYE "Goodbye"
CD or CLD "Could"
CUL "See you later"
CUZ "Because"
FIG "Figure"
HD or HLD "Hold"
ILY "I Love You"
IMPT "Important"
LTR "Letter"
MSG "Message"
MISC "Miscellaneous"
MTG "Meeting"


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