Meaning of the acronym ‘ HMU’ ? A question tickling people every now and then. If you are active on social media sites then it is obvious that someday you will get a text ‘HMU’ from someone. HMU is an internet slang used across the world by people. People use HMU as acronym when they want to hang out with people or to let them know that they want to be together. Sometimes we want break from our monotonous lives .So HMU is a way of calling up on someone to spend time with or to go out somewhere. Or HMU can be used to catch up on things when the person on the other side is leaving for vacations or having some other plans .It is usually used to show the desire for someone’s company. Nowadays people are very busy in their own lives .So to reduce the tiring task of writing long phrases , acronyms are used. Another acronym WYD is similar as HMU . WYD stands for ‘what are you doing’. Both the acronyms are intended to convey the desire to make plans of hanging out or fixing up a meeting. Or simply willing to spend time with the person on the other side of the chat.
In this technologically advanced world where whatsapp , facebook and twitter are an integral part of our lives .People prefer to use short forms of words over internet to save their time and to convey their messages to others. HMU is one such word which stands for ‘HIT ME UP’.
People find it convenient to text HMU instead of HIT ME UP because they have to type less and it is time saving as well. And at the same time the message is also delivered to the person on the other side of chat. For an easier understanding of the use of the word let us consider few situations/examples:
EXAMPLE 1: person 1: hey! How are you? When are you returning from pune?
Person 2: on Tuesday evening.
Person 1: cool! So HMU when you are here☺.
EXAMPLE 2: guy: hey! you are being missed.
Girl: Okay. So you can HMU anytime.
EXAMPL E 3: Guy 1: what’sup bro.
Guy 2:EuroCup finals. wanna join?
GUY 2: so HMU as soon as possible.
Like HMU there are so many acronyms which are used by people in their everyday lives for example WTF stands for WHAT THE FUCK , ASAP stands for AS SOON AS POSSIBLE , LOL stands for LAUGHING OUT LOUD and many more.
Nonetheless beside so many advantages and benefits of using acronyms there are challenges as well.
Every time everyone doesn’t understand the meaning of an acronym which obviously limits the use of acronyms .Moreover there are numerous acronyms which are mistaken by people to be something else since an acronym is nothing but a short form of a phrase.
So the popular acronyms are mostly used and accepted worldwide or within a community of people . As explained through the post HMU is one such acronym which is an example of internet slang used over personal chats. Following is a video for reference: