Oh. Ah. Ok. Mmhmm. Yep. Nice. Cool.
I didn’t study this or anything, but based on intuitive thinking, the words up there are some of my most frequently used ones in chatting with people on Facebook, Google, and… nope, that’s it.
I generally consider these to be written indications of being engrossed in a conversation, the same way you nod your head or murmur words of agreement. But I’ll be the first to admit these can get a bit repetitive, so I’ve come up with a few suggestions for other words that you and I can use, to try and weave into everyday online conversation:
- Yeppers. (Forget what Jan said.)
- Wowzers! (Go Go Gadget awkward moments!)
- Wurd. (Let’s face it, you have to include the misspellings.)
- Aws. (Awesome is one syllable too long for the web.)
- Bwee (I have no idea what this will mean. I just like how ‘bwee’ sounds.)
You may notice that I didn’t include any acronyms in there, like “LOL” or “ROFL.” That is because I am not a thirteen-year-old girl.
(Okay, okay, I use “LOL” sometimes. But who doesn’t? H8rs, that’s who.)