I too was troubled by afaik. I don't text, and I couldn't figure out the acronym, except that I was sure it didn't mean fake. Perhaps if he had written aamof or ttbomk, I might have figured it out. But, acronyms change their meaning over time; it took my a while to figure out that lol now has a new meaning. How many of you have ever witnessed a lol lol? David E.