Gone are the days when kids would pass notes in class to share secret messages. In 2015, it's all about the cellphone. The great thing about the advent of texting is that it allows parents to keep an eye on who their kids are talking with and what they're chatting about, but unless you know the meaning of all those acronyms, it can be hard to keep tabs on what's actually being said.
Here's a list of 25 commonly used texting abbreviations to help you increase your parental coolness level and keep your child safe at the same time.
1. IKR = "I know right." It's how the cool kids agree with each other.
2. SMH = Shaking my head.
3. TIA = Thanks in advance.
4. TBT = Throwback Thursday. Typically seen with a nostalgic photo or song link. Feel free to respond with your favorite picture of them as a baby to show how "with it" you are.
5. NAGI = Not a good idea.
6. NP = No problem.
7. LMK = Let me know.
8. FWIW = For what it's worth.
9. YOLO = You only live once.
10. IRL = In real life. As in, I know I just met you on the internet, but let's meet IRL.
11. NSFL = Not safe for life. Usually placed as a disclaimer with a link that's explicit in nature.
12. WTAF = What the actual f**k.
13. THOT = No, this isn't your child jotting down thoughts for a term paper. It stands for "That ho over there" and may indicate it's time for a talk about respect and gender equality.
14. PIR = Parent in room.
15. PAW = Parents are watching.
16. PAL = Parents are listening.
17. POS = Parents over shoulder.
18. CD9 = Parent in the room, code "parent" or parent alert.
19. TDTM = Talk dirty to me.
20. IWSN = I want sex now.
21. GNOC = Get naked on camera.
22. KOTL = Kiss on the lips.
23. GYPO = Get your pants off.
24. IWU = I want you.
25. GNRN = Get naked right now.
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