As technology has become more and more ingrained in our everyday lives, communication has become much more casual than it was in the past. One of the primary forms of communication, especially for younger generations, is texting. Often, abbreviations are used to make texting quicker and easier than typing out entire words or sentences. One of the most commonly used abbreviations is “TS.”
So, what does “TS” mean when texting?
Simply put, TS stands for “Think Something”. It is used as a prompt to encourage the person you’re texting to think of something to talk about.
Think about it – with texting and other social media platforms, every back-and-forth message does not necessarily have to have an associated response in the same thread. If one person sends a message, the other person can wait to respond until they have something to say.
In the past, people would wait for the conversation to naturally evolve and follow the progression of the conversation. However, with texting, people can put in TS to prompt the receiver of the message to think of something to say.
In other words, this abbreviated phrase serves to keep the conversation going, and is often used as a way to keep friends engaged, connected and entertained.
Another possible meaning for TS is “Take Some,” which is a phrase often used to give permission for someone to take something. This meaning is most commonly used when referring to a physical object, rather than a conversational topic.
In many cases, TS can be used in the same manner as its longer version “Think Something,” such as if someone is planning an outing or event and needs someone to think of something to make the event more enjoyable.
Additionally, TS could also mean “Timing Sisters.” Timing Sisters are two friends who are completely in sync with each other. The two friends do not need to talk or text to understand each other – they just know what the other person is thinking and feeling. Timing Sisters can have some very strong psychic abilities and can even tune into to each other Telepathically.
Overall, when it comes to texting, “TS” typically stands for “Think Something” – but can also take on many other meanings depending upon the context. It is important to keep in mind that the meaning of the phrase can change depending upon who is sending it and the situation. As a result, it is important to note the context when sending or receiving messages.