What are the most common phrases you type on your smart phone?
October 19, 2017 7:58 AM   Subscribe

I would like to collect a sampling of phrases people type frequently on their smart phones. Please contribute yours.

I am working on a smartphone keyboard. For demonstration purposes, it would be helpful to have a large sampling of phrases that people commonly type on their smartphones. I haven't been able to find anything like this on the Internet.

I realize that anything we collect on Metafilter won't be exhaustive or definitive, but it would still be helpful to me.

If you want to contribute, just type one or two or five or ten phrases that come to mind as things you frequently type on your smart phone. Don't worry about repeating something that someone else has already written. Duplicates are a feature, not a bug, because they indicate popularity.

It probably goes without saying, but please don't include real passwords, phone numbers, etc.

Thanks in advance for your contribution!
posted by Winnie the Proust to Writing & Language (70 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm on my way

Thanks!

Running late

Okay

Do we need anything from ?
posted by Winnie the Proust at 8:00 AM on October 19


I'm here.
K.
OK.
Heh!
posted by clone boulevard at 8:01 AM on October 19


Sounds good
Thanks!
Yay!
k
let me in please
on my way
posted by sperose at 8:10 AM on October 19


Thanks!
Woo!
Bah!
I love you!
Call me when you get a chance
Ok
Bwahaha
Will do
posted by the primroses were over at 8:15 AM on October 19


See you soon.
Have a good day.
Drive safely.
I miss you!
posted by hazyjane at 8:15 AM on October 19


Can do!
I'll be there in (15-20, 20-30, 30-45) min
I'll be there ASAP.
Thanks!
posted by The otter lady at 8:16 AM on October 19


Thanks
FFS...
WTF?
k
Awwww
Running late. Be there in X
sounds good
posted by cgg at 8:16 AM on October 19


Sounds good
See you soon
I love you
Leaving now / on my way
Thank you
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:17 AM on October 19


eta?
posted by Ms Vegetable at 8:18 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


otw
posted by Ms Vegetable at 8:18 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Yup!
Just got here
That owns /that rules
some variation on "hahahaha"

And tbh, the following:
Jesus
For fuck's sake
posted by dismas at 8:18 AM on October 19 [3 favorites]


almost there
I'm here
I'm out front
thanks
ttyl
sounds good
posted by AFABulous at 8:18 AM on October 19


I have one item pinned in my SwiftKey clipboard history thing for frequent use and it's: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
posted by tonycpsu at 8:21 AM on October 19 [18 favorites]


Woohoo!
How are you doing?
What time will you be home?
Do you want me to do anything?
posted by kadia_a at 8:32 AM on October 19


Love you!
Sounds good!
Ok
Miss you!
Ha!
Ugh
Yay!
Lol!
How are you?
On my way home!
Just landed
posted by anya32 at 8:34 AM on October 19


Call me when you get a chance
Don't forget you have an appointment at 3:00
I'm leaving the barn now
I'll be there in 10 minutes
I didn't get murdered
posted by drlith at 8:39 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Yep
OK
On my way
Ha!
posted by soren_lorensen at 8:39 AM on October 19


Thanks
Good morning/goodnight
Haha
On my way/be there in a few
Here
Be right out
K
Love you
Cool/great/awesome
posted by treachery, faith, and the great river at 8:43 AM on October 19


Someone once said that almost all cell phone conversations/texts can be summed up this way:
I'm [here]
I'll be [there] in n minutes/hours/days

To which I'll add:
I'm on the [n o'clock] ferry.
Can you pick me up?

And, when shopping with my husband:
Where r u?
posted by dbmcd at 8:45 AM on October 19


Do you need a lift?
On my way
Be there shortly
Woohoo!
Sure. What time do you want me there?
I'm here
There's a letter here for you
Yikes!
posted by Samarium at 8:55 AM on October 19


My Apple Watch has the following replies:

Kiss emoji Heart emoji
Yeah.
OK, sounds good.
In a meeting, call you back in a bit.
On my way.

Along with their defaults:
No problem!
Thanks!
Yes, please.
Sorry, no.
etc...
posted by RedOrGreen at 8:58 AM on October 19


I love you!
What's your ETA?
Any dinner requests?
Can you check to see if we have any [grocery item]?
Thank you!!!
Ok see you soon.
Jesus Christ.
I have practice from [time] to [time]. I should be home around [time].
posted by coppermoss at 9:08 AM on October 19


This is great, thanks. Keep 'em coming!
posted by Winnie the Proust at 9:20 AM on October 19


get beer.
posted by The_Auditor at 9:23 AM on October 19 [5 favorites]


I'm leaving at [time]
I'll be there at [time]
Running late
Sounds good
Driving, call me
WTF
Love you!
posted by erst at 9:25 AM on October 19


Weather [cityname]
Directions [location]
Temperature [cityname]
posted by stewiethegreat at 9:28 AM on October 19


Thanks
Do we need ?
I'm about to be ...
How have you been?
What?!
Nope. Thanks though.
posted by crunchy potato at 9:42 AM on October 19


Do we need ... ?

Also, lots mentioned above like: running late, what's your ETA, what are we doing for dinner, on my way, etc.
posted by john_snow at 9:48 AM on October 19


r u here?
posted by Redstart at 9:51 AM on October 19


How are you?
Sounds good!
Thanks
posted by cpatterson at 9:54 AM on October 19


what the fuck
...
hello my dear!
how are you?
just landed
hahahahaha
oh my godddddd
posted by quadrilaterals at 10:01 AM on October 19


10 min warning
Hahahahhahaha
leaving now
posted by Fig at 10:09 AM on October 19


On my way
Here
So fun
Heh
OK
Will do!
Thanks!
posted by wearyaswater at 10:15 AM on October 19


¯\_(ツ)_/¯
On the way
Home safe!
😘😘😘
K
Lolol
Ditto
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Sounds good
Omg
posted by oomny at 10:19 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


word (for the affirmative)
posted by knownassociate at 10:20 AM on October 19


Be careful.
At Mom's.
Leaving now.
Where are you?
Stopping at...
Already walked the dogs.
I need vodka/wine/tequila...
posted by narancia at 10:24 AM on October 19


Happy [weekday]
You too babe
xoxoxo
Ok
Yeah
Leaving soon
Leaving now
How's yer day
See ya later
[poop emoji]
[laugh emoji]
[smooch emoji]
posted by TochterAusElysium at 10:42 AM on October 19


Just boarded. Love you [before turning on airplane mode]
ETA?
posted by hhc5 at 11:19 AM on October 19


Need anything from [store name of choice]
Should i pick up something for dinner
Can't talk in a meeting
posted by SuperSquirrel at 11:31 AM on October 19


In a meeting
Leaving the office now. Should be home by...
How’s your day going?
Remember to take your pill
Jesus, what have I done with my life?
Picking up/dropping off [name] from [place]
posted by bluejayway at 12:20 PM on October 19


K
We're here
ETA?
Doing okay?
Leaving now
FFS
Where are you?
Yay
Lol
god
posted by HotToddy at 12:42 PM on October 19


Headed home!
Boarded!
Landed! (I fly a lot)
At the grocery - need anything?
dear lord
*eye roll*
Yay!
posted by ersatzkat at 12:46 PM on October 19


Coolio
TY!
OK!
Headed home
WTF
FFS
WAT
Dinner plan?
posted by feistycakes at 12:47 PM on October 19


I've gotten us dinner, you can just come home.
(Or a shorter version:)
Food haz
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:04 PM on October 19


ICQ
Meet me at the register.
Ready to go.
At the car
ETA ___
On the way.
Almost home. Please open the garage door for me!
Thanks, babe.
posted by SLC Mom at 2:03 PM on October 19


Fair dos
No wuckers mate
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 2:15 PM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Are you picking up the kids today or am I?
Are you going to Costco today?
Send me a pic of the grocery list
Leaving now
Omw
Be there in 5mins
Can you check Sigalert for me
posted by vignettist at 2:26 PM on October 19


Variations on "hahahaha"
Be right there
By the way
You are a terrible person
Variations on "awwwww" (I have a friend who sends me a lot of adorable cat pictures)
[eyeroll emoji]
[heart emoji]
[tears-of-laughter emoji]
[facepalm emoji]
posted by sailoreagle at 2:52 PM on October 19


Thanks!
I'm heading out now.
I'm outside
I'm almost there
xoxo
What's your ETA?
Want anything from the store?
Want me to pick you up [a burrito / a sandwich / some coffee]?
You're the best!
Emailed you
Are we still on for tomorrow?
posted by salvia at 3:10 PM on October 19


(I assume this is texting; I don't do much email or posting on my phone.)

Be there in 5.

Walking tomorrow?

We doing dinner?

I forgot [my jacket, my keys, to pick up the ice cream, etc.]

I'm on BART, will be home soon.

We're outside.

Call me when you get a chance.

[X movie] is at the [theater] this weekend, want to go?

Can you let [dog] out, I have a thing tonight.
posted by suelac at 3:13 PM on October 19


xoxox
YAY!
Can you call me
Phone, can't type
posted by DarlingBri at 3:26 PM on October 19


On my way
Running a bit late
Love you
Is it hometime yet?
I can't even
Can you talk?
Ditto
XXX
She/he's a balloon
Miss you
posted by billiebee at 3:34 PM on October 19


Oh, Lord.

Heading home now.

How's your day going?

Okdokey :)

I'm here until {time}.
posted by BeeJiddy at 4:09 PM on October 19


can't talk i'm on a work call
can you pick up x on the way home
do we have any x in the fridge?
did you move my x?
what did trump do this time?
omg
zomg
ugh
posted by invincible summer at 5:55 PM on October 19


Huh
Cool
Okey doke
Hahaha!
Grrrr
And I, too, have a swiftkey programmed for
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
posted by thebrokedown at 6:09 PM on October 19


Oh hi Rob!
Zoom!
Elevator
165
Want anything from Fairway/TJs?

(These are my more idiosyncratic phrases. Not including the standard issue ones.)
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 6:17 PM on October 19


Sorry, I’m running late. Be there in X minutes
I miss you too
I love you
Want to hang out x day?
Want to come over?
Haha
Coming
Hi
Hooray!
posted by hungrytiger at 6:51 PM on October 19


I love you
I miss you
Hahahaha
Ok
Smh
Ugh
Sure
Thanks
(thumbs up emoji)
(kissing emoji)
(heart eyes emoji)
(red heart emoji)
posted by raspberrE at 7:05 PM on October 19


I mostly know the ones that the phone gets wrong.

XOXO
submo (as in "I am going to be submarining because I am going to the gym/meeting/etc")
good morning
g'night
rest well
love you
dude
yo
where are you?
can't talk, driving
allo?
posted by jessamyn at 7:50 PM on October 19


+1 to
can't talk i'm on a work call
or
Can't pick up but what's up?
posted by salvia at 9:14 PM on October 19


Ah
OK
Indeed
Be there at [time]
Driving. Will respond as soon as I can. [shortcut]
At TJs, need anything?
Done
Teriyaki?
posted by bz at 11:10 PM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Frequent, common, and probably in reasonable order:
OK
LOL
YAY! Go you!
Hugs (or) Big Hugs!
Very good.
Aww (or) Awwwww
Ok, leaving for your house.
I'm home. Sleep well.
Drive carefully. Love you.
I'm sorry.
I'm not surprised.
That sucks.
Damn it autocorrect

More specific to my personal context, so less frequent or common, but my keyboard suggests or strings together through use:
Did you eat? (or) Have you eaten anything today?
Crapsticks! (or, secondarily) Crappers!
I wanted you to hear this from me first. (Followed by serious breaking news or possibly panic-inducing political story that must be headed off before the less-informed spread it around with misleading info.)
So, hey, have you heard about (insert recent but not breaking terrible event or important news here)?
posted by monopas at 12:53 AM on October 20 [1 favorite]


Stuck in traffic
Eat without me
Need anything from the store?
Miss you
Have a good day
You awake?
posted by Shebear at 6:50 AM on October 20


Haha
Inbound
I'm here
Yup
Yessssss
Indeed
Be there in five
Woo!
OK cool
omg
Hmmm
Hang on
posted by clavicle at 10:15 AM on October 20


Running late
Headed home soon
Fair enough
On our way
Show's over
D'oh
😏🙄🤔🤣😘😂😇🥁🎺™
posted by armeowda at 7:41 PM on October 20


Did you feed the quoll?
Wait till later. Opposition watching.
Flawless victory!
No further product needed.
The bear will be in charge. Do not question this.
Before the Feast of the Annunciation.
The river is up, the moon is full. Take necessary steps.
Defer panic gently.

That seems to cover about 80% of my normal text traffic. Can't think of anything else.
posted by Combat Wombat at 1:34 AM on October 21 [1 favorite]


My Apple Watch extra messages now includes:

Nope!
Gosh!
Sorry, running a bit late, will be there soon
That would be an ecumenical matter
posted by BinaryApe at 2:11 AM on October 21 [2 favorites]


Checking on you
posted by CathyG at 11:18 AM on October 25


A lot of what I type on my smartphone is typed into apps - email, social media, notes, reminders - not sent as texts. Assuming that's still useful, here are ten:

So tired
Caught the 8:28 in
Short canal walk. Heron, coots, mallard
Filter coffee
There are cookies in the usual place
Tea and crumpets for lunch
I loved that book
I may well have missed something
I see the trains to [home town] are delayed - what's my best bet for getting home?
To bed unwisely late
posted by ManyLeggedCreature at 4:43 PM on October 25 [1 favorite]


kk
NO
No worries
huh?
gtgb
leaving now
pizza
oops
Tell your mom I say hello. Seriously.
Not again.
posted by AugustWest at 10:28 PM on November 1


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