Have you ever glanced at a text conversation your teen is having on social media or their mobile phone? We bet that you didn’t understand half the conversation that was typed!
It’s alright. Teens today have a different language… the language of acronyms where everything is short and simple. They try to keep it easy-breezy so that they don’t have to type long sentences.
It makes texting easier for them but a little difficult for the parents to read what they are talking about. If you don’t know the latest acronyms for texting, then you are definitely missing out on all the fun!
So whether you are a teen trying to expand your acronym vocabulary or a parent trying to figure out what your kid has been up to, you have come to the right place.
Teen Texting Acronyms
The following is a list of the most common and up-to-date teen texting acronyms that will make deciphering those secret messages clear for you:
- LMAO = Laughing my ass off
- FML = F*** my life
- LOL = Laugh out loud
- SMH = Shake (shaking) my head
- WTPA = Where the party at?
- OMG = Oh my God
- NTS = Note to self
- ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
- TIA = Thanks in advance
- AFAIK = As far as I know
- AKA = Also known as
- TMI = Too much information
- BRB = Be right back
- B/C = Because
- WB = Welcome back
- Cd9 = Code nine
- B4 = Before
- DM = Direct Message
- DWBH = Don’t worry, be happy
- FWB = Friends with benefits
- IMO/IMHO = In my opinion/in my honest opinion/in my humble opinion
- 143 = I love you
- AFAIC = As far as I am concerned
- MOS = Mom over the shoulder
- WTH – What the heck (hell)?
- F2F or FTF = Face to face
- 4EAE = Forever and ever
- JSYK = Just so you know
- MIRL = Meet in real life
- TTYL = Talk to you later
- YW = You are welcome
- TBC = To be continued
- ATM = At the moment
- LMK = Let me know
- IKR = I know, right?
- IDK = I don’t know
- BFN = Bye for now
- BTW = By the way
- JIC = Just in case
- TBH = To be honest
- TMRW = Tomorrow
- Obvi = Obvious(ly)
- SRSLY = Seriously
- J4F = Just for fun
- IRL = In real life
- LSR = Loser
- L8 = Late
Here are some more with a little more explanation:
AWOL = Absent without leave (This acronym is usually used in the armed forces. In texting, it means that someone vanished without informing anyone. For example: After going AWOL, authorities caught up with the thieving group holed up in a basement.)
NSFW = Not safe for work (You might have often seen the words “NSFW” attached to a picture. It indicates that the picture’s content is not safe for viewing in a public environment such as your workplace. For example: The “Woman’s Day” magazine published an NSFW picture of women breastfeeding.)
NSFL = Not safe for life. (This is written as a humorous disclaimer that once you view or hear something, your life will never be the same. For example: The link John sent me says NSFL and now I am afraid to open it.)
POS = Parent over shoulder (This acronym is mostly used in line with Cd9 as it indicates that person texting cannot talk freely because their parents are around.)
OTP = One true pairing (This acronym is meant for sentences where you are shipping a couple or trying to set a standard. For example: Melanie and Ford have been together for 15 years. They are the true OTP!)
B49 = Bye for now (This acronym is used in a normal way to end a conversation or sarcastically like when people say “Bye Felicia” to get rid of annoying person.)
YOLO = You only live once (This acronym is mostly used to describe situations where you are doing something daring or convincing your friend to do something that is dangerous. For example: A bunch of people from our college are going bungee jumping and I am thinking about going too. YOLO, right?)
These are just some of the most popular acronyms that are being used now a days.
Like emoticons, they are all the rage and an easy way to converse without typing long sentences.
So now when you are texting, you can use these acronyms and have fun chatting with your friends.
If you are a parent, you will now be able to easily decipher what your kid is talking about with his friends.
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