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The 411 on Texting & Cyberspace: Tips for Parents

The 411 on Texting & Cyberspace: Tips for Parents
December 6, 2010 Kim Goldman

The 411 on Texting & Cyberspace: Tips for Parents

What do all these abbreviations mean??


Teens try to say as much as they can, using as few letters as possible.

The following is a list of typical acronyms/abbreviations/codes:


Popular phrases:

GF – girl friend

BF – boy friend, best friend

BFF – best friend forever

BFFL – best friends for life

BTW – by the way

1 – one, won

2 – two, to, too

4evr – forever

8 – ate, oral sex

C – see

Cuz/Cos – because, cousin

EZ – easy

FYI – for your information

GAL – get a life

IMO – in my opinion

JK – just kidding

JP – just playing

JW – just wondering

K – okay

KWIM – know what I mean?

L8R – later

MYOB – mind your own business

Ne1 – anyone

NM – not much

Luv – love

N – and

OMG – oh my gosh

PITA – pain in the a-s

Ppl – people

Pls/plz – please

QT – cutie

R – are

TTLY – totally

UW – you’re welcome

Ur/Yr – you’re, your

W8 – wait

Wknd – weekend

Xlnt – excellent

Y – why

Zzz – bored, tired

Greetings/Closings:

BRB – be right back

TTYL – talk to you later

B4N/BFN – bye for now

BAK – back at keyboard

BBIAF – be back in a few

BBL – be back later

BCNU – be seeing you

CYL – see you later

G2G – got to go

TTFN – ta ta for now

TTYS – talk to you soon

WB – welcome back, write back

Laughter:

LOL – laughing out loud

LHO – laughing my head off

LQ2MS – laughing quietly to myself

LMAO – laughing my a-s off

ROFL – rolling on floor laughing

Emoticons/Smileys:

🙂        Smile, happy

🙁        Sad

😉        Wink

😀       Big grin, laugh

😛       Sticking tongue out

:-*        Kiss

:-/        Uncertain

:-S        Smirk

:-O       Shocked

😕        Confused

:’(         Crying

:-X       My lips are sealed

O:-)     Angelic

Abbreviations that Parents

Often Use:

ILU/ILY/459/143 – I love you

ASAP – as soon as possible

AEAP – as early as possible

CYR MA – call your mother

CYR PA – call your father

CYT – see you tomorrow

DBL84DNR – don’t be late for dinner

Dnt b L8 – don’t be late

EM? – excuse me

EOD – end of discussion

GJ – good job

GL – good luck

GM – good morning

Gr8 – great

GUDLUK – good luck

H&K – hugs and kisses

HAGN – have a good night

HAND – have a nice day

HF – have fun

ISS – I said so

KIT – keep in touch

L8 – late

LMK – let me know

MU – miss you

PTB – please text back

RINGL8 – running late

RUOK – are you ok?

Thx – thanks

WTG – way to go

Warning Codes from Teens about Parents Being Around:

CD9 – parents are around

KPC – keeping parents clueless

MOS – mom over shoulder

P911 – parents are coming

PAL – parents are listening

PRW/PAW – parents are watching

PIR – parent in room

POS – parent over shoulder

TAW – teachers are watching

TOS – teacher over shoulder

Meeting Codes:

ADR/addy – address

ASLRP – age/sex/location/race/picture

F2f – face to face

FanC a d8? – fancy a date?

IRL – in real life

LMIRL – let’s meet in real life

MorF – male or female

RL – real life

S2R – send to receive (pictures)

Wan2 c a moV? – want to see a movie?

WUF – where are you from?

WYRN – what’s your real name?

Sex terms:

8 – oral sex

Banana – penis

DUM – do you masturbate?

DUSL – do you scream loud?

FB – f- – – buddy

FMLTWIA – f – – – me like the whore I am

FOL – fond of leather

GNOC – get naked on webcam

GYPO – get your pants off

IAYM – I am your master

IF/IB – in the front or in the back?

IIT – is it tight?

ILF/MD – I love female/male dominance

IMEZRU – I am easy, are you?

IPN – I’m posting naked

IWSN – I want sex now

J/O – masturbating

Kitty – vagina

NIFOC – naked in front of the computer

OLL – online love

PRON – porn

RP – role play

SorG – straight or gay?

TDTM – talk dirty to me

WTGP – want to go private?

Drug Terms:

#-)       wiped out/partied all night

%*}     inebriated

%/       hangover

:-d        heavy smoker

420 – Marijuana

Blue boogers – snorting Adderall or Ritalin

Blunt – type of marijuana cigarette

Bong – a pipe for smoking marijuana

Bud – marijuana

E – Ecstasy

Ganja – marijuana

Kind Bud – a type of marijuana

Lean – combining prescription cough syrup with painkillers and soda

Mary Jane – marijuana

O – Oxycontin

Pharming – raiding medical cabinets for prescription drugs to use to get high

Pot – marijuana

Robotripping – drinking cough syrup to get high

Tweaking – high on amphetamines

Weed – marijuana

Various Other Terms:

BF – boyfriend/best friend

GF – girlfriend

IWYWH – I wish you were here

LDR – long distance relationship

LTR – long term relationship

MOOS – member of the opposite sex

MOSS – members of the same sex

NALOPKT – not a lot of people know that

PCM – please call me

SMEM – send me an email

SMIM – send me an instant message

SO – significant other

Txtme – text me

WYCM – will you call me

HAK – hugs and kisses

KFY – kiss for you

KOTL – kiss on the lips

LULAB – love you like a brother

LYLAS – love you like a sister

PDA – public display of affection

X – kiss

Xoxoxo – hugs and kisses

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