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With the recent announcement that Samsung and Orange have joined forces to launch the UK's first Welsh language predictive text messaging phone on 1st September, has found the top 10 most popular English UK text message slang-abbreviations and had them translated into Welsh and created this handy pocket guide.

As Samsung and Orange get ready to launch the first Welsh language predictive text mobile phone at the end of the month, the UK's biggest mobile phone comparison site has researched the top 10 most common slang abbreviations currently in use, and translated them into Welsh in order to help kids and text-savvy adults across Wales get down with the lingo. spoke to 1878 mobile-phone owners to find the Top Ten most popular abbreviations currently used and here is the list along with the Welsh translations.

1 LoL (Laugh out Loud) = CYU - Chwerthin yn uchel
2 BrB (Be right Back) = YOYYM - Yn ôl yn y man
3 M8 (Mate) = 'mêt'
4 WTF (what the f**K) = BD (Be ddiawl?)
5 OMG (Oh My God) = OFN (O fy nuw)
6 LMAO (Laugh My Ass Off) = CFHYN (Chwerthin fy hun yn wirion)
7 TVM (Thanks Very Much) = DYFI (Diolch yn fawr iawn)
8 TMI (Too Much Information) = GOW (Gormod o wybodaeth)
9 BFF (Best Friends for Ever) = FGAB (Ffrindiau gorau am byth)
10 BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) = TACDH (Tyrd â chwrw dy hun)

Since the announcement of the phone's launch, has been inundated with requests for further information and where to get the best deals on it. The phone itself will store around 44,000 Welsh words in predictive text.

To help those that may soon need to decipher a text message from a Welsh acquaintance, thought a handy phrase book might help out!

Speaking about the results of the Top Ten most popular slang abbreviations Neil McHugh, co-Managing Director of said,

"There has been a huge surge in people asking questions about the availability and pricing of the new Samsung S5600 and we wanted to do our bit to help Welsh speakers get up to date with modern slang abbreviations.

"Even though we generate substantial volumes of mobile phone sales every day we still struggle to keep up to speed with the latest "yoof-speak" so maybe our handy list will also be of use to parents wanting to decipher what their kids are sending them in text messages.”


Notes to editors was launched in November 2007 to help consumers save time and money by providing a trusted comparison platform for customers to purchase from.

The site has become the UK's most comprehensive and user friendly mobile phone comparison engine, with over 350,000 + mobile phone offers combined with user friendly consumer reviews, ratings and video.

Users can review and compare over 800 handsets with images, specifications and video with unique users reviews, opinions and ratings provided by handset owners and compare over 2000 + pay as you go offers and tariffs from all major networks.

For further information or to set up interviews with Neil McHugh or James Zielinski please contact Fran Pearce of 10 Yetis PR Agency at or by calling 01452 348211

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