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What Is 'WRT'? What Does WRT Mean?


Question: What Is 'WRT'? What Does WRT Mean?
Answer: "WRT" is "With Respect To". This is internet shorthand for saying "I want to respond to a specific point made earlier in this conversation". WRT is ideal for steering a conversation in the direction you wish to take it.

Example of WRT usage:

  • (User 1) Well, the Tea Party doesn't actually have a platform, other than taking shots at the Dems. The job of the Tea Party is to foment rage based on nostalgia and the sense of entitlement that many Americans feel.
  • (User 2) That may be so, but WRT the comment about the Federal Reserve Bank: yes, the Bush family does own a part of the Fed.
  • (User 1) Oh, really? I didn't realize the Bush family was that rich.

Another example of WRT usage:

  • (User 1) WRT digital SLR cameras: I think that it's a good idea to own both an SLR and a pocket camera. Keep the SLR locked in the car, and carry the pocket camera in your jacket.
  • (User 2) That's a good suggestion, considering that pocket cameras are only a hundred bucks these days..

The WRT expression, like many cultural curiousities of the Internet, is a part of modern English communication.

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