Texting language with its various shortcuts and abreviated conversation in the form of acronyms have become quite common place. Texting langugae includes annoying phrases like LOL (laugh out loud). The other day I noticed one of the young men in my ward whom I am facebook friends using these phrases on his facebook updates for the world to see (including his young men's president).
WTF is short for What The F&%k, OMG is Oh My (insert deity reference here), LMAO is short for Laugh My A$$ Off, and there are others. According to the church website on profanity, I interpret the use of these to be swearing or engaging in profane language. The definition reads, "Profanity is disrespect or contempt for sacred things. It includes casual or irreverent use of the name of any member of the Godhead. It also includes any type of unclean or vulgar speech or behavior."
Is simply implying the use of this language as bad as using the real deal? Or is the use of these types of acronym words the caffeine of the LDS profanity world? Meaning, are people going to rationalize this as being "swearing light" and therefore is okay, just like caffeine is considered by some to not be against the word of wisdom even though it isn't good for the body?