Acronyms are fun little words. And incredibly useful. Comprised of the first letter of a series of words, small punchy acronyms have of course always been around, but they've become ubiquitous thanks to texting and social media. If you've only got 140 characters and you're typing on a small handheld screen, you need to streamline. That is, YN2S. We're not sure if that one will catch on.
Here's a selection of some of the most common acronyms out there. Some old standbys and new favorites. Do you have a favorite acronym you use all the time? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter (@dictionarycom).