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Oleg Zheleznov
"Tho" at the end of sentence "Tho" at the end of  a sentence
what does it mean?
Apr 21, 2018 5:53 AM
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Tho(used only in spoken/rarely written informal conversation) is shortened for though.

Though is used as an adverb as the less formal equivalent of however. We use though and however when we want to add a comment that seems to contradict or contrasts with what has already been said. Though often indicates an afterthought.

  • I’m sorry, I can’t stay for lunch. I’ll have a coffee, though.
  • What a lovely sunny day! ~ There’s a chilly wind, though, isn’t there?
April 21, 2018
Could it be "though"? 
April 21, 2018

"Tho" is not textspeak. It has existed for hundreds of years and saw a spike in usage in the 19th century.

See here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tho
And here: https://bit.ly/2K3hx6H

April 21, 2018
It is terrible "text speak" language. It has arisen from the modern trend to need to communicate a message within a limited number of characters (like a text message or a tweet) and general laziness. It utilises a very basic form of phonetics

"Wen u gettin home tho?"

"When are you getting home though?"

Avoid using it.

April 21, 2018
Which language? 
April 21, 2018
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Oleg Zheleznov
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English, French, Russian
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