Thought Provoking Thursdays: Cracking the Codes Kids Use on Social Media

Of course you all know by now that there is a unique lingo on social media.

And most of us are not in tune with it. Even if we saw this new *lingo* we would be hopelessly lost.

But a las….here is a list you may want to print off and keep handy if ever you are trying to *decode* a conversation that you come across on social media.

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Knowledge is power. So here’s a dose of knowledge for you!

Cracking the Secret Codes Kids Use On Social Media:

1.143 – I love you

2. 2DAY – Today

3. 4EAE- For ever and ever

4. ADN- Any day now

5. AFAIK – As far as I know

6. AFK – Away from keyboard

7. ASL- Age/sex/location

8. ATM – At the moment

9. BFN- Bye for now

10. BOL – Be on later

11. BRB – Be right back

12. BTW – By the way

13. CTN- Can’t talk now

14. DWBH- Don’t worry, be happy

15. F2F or FTF – Face to face

16. FWB- Friends with benefits

17. FYEO – For your eyes only

18. GAL – Get a life

19. GB – Goodbye

20. GLHF – Good luck, have fun

21. GTG- Got to go

22. GYPO- Get your pants off

23. HAK – Hugs and kisses

24. HAND- Have a nice day

25. HTH- Hope this helps / Happy to help

26. HW- Homework

27. IDK – I don’t know

28. IIRC – If I remember correctly

29. IKR- I know, right?

30. ILY / ILU- I love you

31. IM- Instant message

32. IMHO – In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion

33. IMO – In my opinion

34. IRL- In real life

35. IWSN – I want sex now

36. IU2U- It’s up to you

37. IYKWIM- If you know what I mean

38. J/K- Just kidding

39. J4F – Just for fun

40. JIC- Just in case

41. JSYK – Just so you know

42. KFY – Kiss for you

43. KPC- Keeping parents clueless

44. L8- Late

45. LMBO – Laughing my butt off

46. LMIRL – Let’s meet in real life

47. LMK- Let me know

48. LOL- Laugh out loud

49. LSR- Loser

50. MIRL – Meet in real life

51. MOS- Mom over shoulder

52. NAGI- Not a good idea

53. NIFOC- Nude in front of computer

54. NM – Never mind

55. NMU – Not much, you?

56. NP- No problem

57. NTS- Note to self

58. OIC- Oh I see

59. OMG- Oh my God

60. ORLY – Oh, really?

61. OT- Off topic

62. OTP- On the phone

63. P911- Parent alert

64. PAW – Parents are watching

65. PCM- Please call me

66. PIR – Parent in room

67. PLS or PLZ- Please

68. PPL – People

69. POS – Parents over shoulder

70. PTB- Please text back

71. QQ- Crying. (This abbreviation produces an emoticon in text. It’s often used sarcastically.)

72. RAK- Random act of kindness

73. RL – Real life

74. ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing

75. RT – Retweet

76. RUOK – Are you okay?

77. SMH – Shaking my head

78. SOS – Someone over shoulder

79. SRSLY- Seriously

80. SSDD- Same stuff, different day

81. SWAK- Sealed with a kiss

82. SWYP- So, what’s your problem?

83. SYS- See you soon

84. TBC- To be continued

85. TDTM-Talk dirty to me

86. TIME- Tears in my eyes

87. WYCM- Will you call me?

88. TMI- Too much information

89. TMRW- Tomorrow

90. TTYL- Talk to you later

91. TY or TU- Thank you

92. VSF – Very sad face

93. WB- Welcome back

94. WTH- What the heck?

95. WTPA – Where the party at?

96. WYCM – Will you call me?

97. YGM- You’ve got mail

98. YOLO- You only live once

99. YW- You’re welcome

100. ZOMG- Oh my God (sarcastic)

101. 182 – I hate you

102. 420 – Marijuana

103. ADR – Address

104. CD9 – Code 9 – it means parents are around

105. ILU – I Love You

106. KOTL – Kiss On The Lips

107. LMIRL – Let’s Meet In Real Life

108. NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer

109. P999 – Parent Alert

110. PAL – Parents Are Listening -or- Peace And Love

111. RU/18 – Are You Over 18?

112. WYRN – What’s Your Real Name?

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Perry, Director/Administrator UCHU

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