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What does "b" mean in texting?

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When someone uses the single letter "b" in a text, it usually means the word "be." Granted, definitions for letters and symbols that are used as shorthand can vary among mobile users, everyone understands "be" to unequivocally mean "be."

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In text messaging, the letter "b" isn't always used alone; texters frequently pair it with other letters to give it new meaning. It's arguably most seen as "bff," for "best friends forever." Another popular abbreviation is "b/c," slash optional, for "because." There's also the ever-popular "btw," for "by the way." Lesser-known abbreviations include "btaim," for "be that as it may," and "byom," for "bring your own Mac."

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