Sometimes sms languages can be misunderstood . So ... What is "OT"? Some of us do not know it. The main problem is sometimes sms languages can be misunderstood. Let's examine some here; Single letters can replace words be becomes b see becomes c are becomes r you becomes u why becomes y Single digits can replace words ate becomes 8 for becomes 4 to or too becomes 2 one or won becomes 1 A single letter or digit can replace a syllable ate becomes 8, so: great becomes gr8 mate becomes m8 later becomes l8r or l8a skate becomes sk8 skater becomes sk8r tomorrow becomes 2mro for or fore becomes 4, so: before becomes (combining both of the above) b4 therefore becomes thr4 Combinations of the above can shorten a single or multiple words Your and You're both become ur or yr FYI (What's this FYI? ): We can check this out (from Wikipedia): click here chris-ccc .