Glossary of Text Messaging Shorthand

 

Most people know that OMG means Oh, my God, and LOL stands for Laugh out Loud. But teens are getting more cryptic with their text messaging lingo, and their shorthand can range from the silly to the sexually explicit. How savvy are you? The following is a glossary of some common acronyms that your child may be using to keep you in the dark.

 

 

Text Messaging Acronyms


 

ADR " Address

AFK " Away from Keyboard

ASL " Age/Sex/Location

BRB " Be Right Back

GTG " Got to Go


GYPO " Get Your Pants off

IWSN " I Want Sex Now

JK " Just Kidding


KFY " Kiss for You

KPC " Keeping Parents Clueless

 

LMIRL " Let's Meet in Real Life


LMAO"Laughing My Ass off


LOL " Laugh out Loud

 

MorF " Male or Female


NIFOC " Nude in Front Of Computer


P911 - Parent Alert


PAL " Parents Are Listening


PAW " Parents Are Watching


PIR " Parent in Room

 

POS " Parents over Shoulder


SorG " Straight or Gay


TDTM " Talk Dirty to Me


WYCM " Will You Call Me?


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