Ok, perhaps because I’m 41, I don’t know all of the texting abbreviations. Because I love to write (and again, maybe it’s my age), you should see my texts. I pride myself on my use of uppercase letters, punctuation and spelling. Now granted, when I drive and talk my text, they do come out a little funky but even then, I end every sentence stating “period” or “explanation mark”. When I need a pause when talking my text, I even say “comma”. These whipper snappers have a language all to their own. Ok, I’m just kidding, I didn’t mean that but that’s how I feel admitting my lack of knowledge of texting abbreviations.
Enter my 13-year-old son. After 2 texts, he finally presented me a list of the most used text abbreviations among kids his age. Nay, what he allows me to believe are the only texts he uses.
BRB = BE RIGHT BACK
WYD = WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
NMU = NOTHING MUCH, YOU?
FR = FOR REAL
IK = I KNOW
WDYM = WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
GN = GOOD NIGHT
IDEK = I DON’T EVEN KNOW (because apparently this means something different then I don’t know?)
WRU = WHERE ARE YOU?
My Texting Abbreviations
WTAF = WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
LMFAO = LAUGHING MY FAT ASS OFF
NOYB = NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
YMMD = YOU MADE MY DAY
SMH = SHAKING MY HEAD
Dangerous Abbreviations Parents Should Know
MOS/POS = MOM OVER SHOULDER/PARENT OVER SHOULDER
99 = PARENTS ARE GONE
KMS/KYS = KILL MYSELF/ KILL YOURSELF
AMOSC = ADD ME ON SNAPCHAT
TDTM = TALK DIRTY TO ME
182 = I HATE YOU
1174 = MEET AT A PLACE FOR OFTEN TIMES A WILD TIME
SUGARPIC = OFTEN REFERS TO A PORNOGRAPHIC PIC
ZERG = TO GANG UP ON SOMEONE
LMIRL = LETS MEET IN REAL LIFE
F2F = OFFERING TO VIDEO CHAT
KPC = KEEPING PARENTS CLUELESS
121 = LET’S CHAT IN A PRIVATE MESSAGE
Full disclosure, I have been working on bringing you a free print out of these texts for the past 2 hours. I keep getting an http error. Being that it’s after 11, I’ve decided to turn in. Tomorrow morning I will try again.