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          Glossary of Text Messaging Shorthand

          February 03, 2009


          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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