How the English language has changed!
Try translating this, submitted in all seriousness as an English essay along the lines of 'what I did during the summer holidays' by a young teenage student:
'My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2 go 2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :-@ kds FTF. ILNY, its gr8.'As essays go, it was brief!
It took us ages to figure out what CWOT meant. For your enlightenment, it's "complete waste of time".
FTF we think is "face to face".
But :-@ has got us foxed.