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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