‘Where You At’ abbreviates to ‘WYA’. WYA is most commonly used in online conversations and text messages. Among today’s youth population, this abbreviation has become a common way to find out someone’s location.
To ask someone “where you at” is to inquire about their current location. Whether they are at home, out, or at the office are all examples. The abbreviation is simple enough to use in text messages.
Capitalization of individual letters in “WYA” is optional. It is also OK to use lower case letters throughout. The acronym will still serve the same function and have the same meaning regardless.
How To Use WYA?
My method for accurately typing an acronym in a message is to recite the text out, as if the person I am messaging were there in front of me. Obviously, you’re worried about how others will see you if they overhear you chatting with…well, yourself or the void.
To be sure of your sentence construction, I never stated you had to shout. that’s fine to mutter that to yourself.
When Should I Use WYA?
WYA is applicable when it applies to both you and the individual about whom you are seeking information on their whereabouts.
In my experience and observation of those around me, its most common usage is to track the location of another person as they travel to or from a specific destination. To see this in action, consider the following examples.
You and your best friend have both just enrolled in college and you have no idea where each other is.However, with the help of mobile phones, you can now simply send a message to find out exactly where they are. You send a text to your BFF.
- You: WYA?
- Best Friend: home, why?
- You: WHAT! Why are you home? Are you not attending the class today?
- Best friend: I was suppose to… but…
- You: WDYM you were suppose to?
- You: I hate you!
WDYM, which stands for “What do you mean,” can also be seen here.
- 1: I’m on my way home; WYA?
- 2: I’m about to take the wife out to a nice meal. Why?
- 1: The files were essential for my presentation tomorrow.
- 2: I’m really sorry, I totally spaced out on what you told me earlier. This dinner date came about unexpectedly. You’re planning on being awake and about it by midnight tonight, right?
- I’ll deliver it to your doorstep later today.
- 1: Not at all! I think you should try to accomplish it. My goal was to quickly review the information this weekend.
- 2: Yes, I certainly will!
- 1: Thanks
You have 15 minutes till the exam begins. And you misplaced your calculator on the way to university. You may now text your pals and ask to borrow a calculator from them. You send a “WYA” to each one of them individually.
You don’t have time to phone each of them to confirm, so instead you give them an acronym to save time and maybe end up with a calculator for your test.