My Teen Said What Online!?! A Parent’s Texting Abbreviations Guide
May 11, 2016

Consider this your Public Service Announcement of texting abbreviations.  Ever peek at your kid’s phone and wonder it is that is being said?  Does the text slang feel like a foreign language to you?  

If you are wondering what these text abbreviations mean and want to monitor your kids behavior…or, maybe you want to abbreviate your texts as well (maybe because you are like a lot of us and typing long messages is TIME CONSUMING!), then below is a primer for texting abbreviations.

Abbreviation Meaning

2moro Tomorrow
2nite Tonight
AF As f***
B4N Bye For Now
BCNU Be Seeing You
BFF Best Friends Forever
BRB Be Right Back
BTW By The Way
CYA Cover Your Ass
DBEYR Don’t Believe Everything You Read
DHMU Don’t Hit Me Up
DILLIGAS Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
FUD Fear Uncertainty and Disinformation
FWIW For What It’s Worth
GL Good Luck
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GOAT Greatest of all time
GR8 Great
H2H Heart To Heart
IDEK I don’t know
IJK I’m Just Kidding
IKR I know right?
ILY I Love You
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IONO I Don’t Know
IRL In Real Life
ISO In Search Of
J/K Just Kidding
JOOC Just Out of Curiosity
L8R Later
LMAO Laughing My Arse Off
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LYLAS Love You Like A Sister
MHOTY My Hat’s Off To You
MIFF Annoy
MY FOOT Expression of Disbelief
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NM Never Mind
No chill Someone who is irrational
NP No Problem
NUB New person to a site or game
OIC Oh I See
OMG Oh My God
OT Off Topic
PAP Post a picture
Peep Your friends, your people
POV Point Of View
RBTL Read Between The Lines
ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
RT Real Time
RTM Read The Manual
Savage Something hardcore or extreme
SH Sh** Happens
Ship Short for relationship
SITD Still In The Dark
SMH Shaking my head
SNM Say No More
SOL Sh** Out of Luck
STBY Sucks To Be You
SWAK Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
TBH To Be Honest
TBR To be rude
TFH Thread From Hell
THOT That ho over there
THX or TX or THKS Thanks
TLC Tender Loving Care
TMI Too Much Information
TTY Talk To You
TTYL Talk To You Later
TYVM Thank You Very Much
VBG Very Big Grin
WEG Wicked Evil Grin
WTF What The F***
WTTE Or Words To That Effect
WYWH Wish You Were Here
XOXO Hugs and Kisses
YOLO You Only Live Once

 

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