When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true.If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don't speak the same language.If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.
Others are harmless on their own but still important to know in context.
If you feel guilty taking a peek at your little darling’s computer and phone, remember one thing: You paid for them.
LOLTWOM (Laughing out loud, they won’t outsmart me).
Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don't speak the same language.
Some acronyms really are harmless, like the now-common LOL, but there are plenty that aren't.
If you see the following acronyms on your kids' gadgets, it's time for a serious talk.
A quick note on LOL: While most people use this as "laugh out loud," there are people who use it as "lots of love." This can lead to unfortunate cases where you end up "laughing" at someone's tragic news.
Texting, instant messaging and chat rooms use a strange, new language that’s filled with abbreviations and acronyms designed to quickly communicate and easily disguise a myriad of sex and drug terminology. Some of the abbreviations and acronyms have been created so that kids can continue their conversation with friends while a parent is watching over their shoulder, confident the old folks are clueless.
For example, if you saw your daughter sending the text message, “PAW GYPO & Ill GNOC later” would you know she just scheduled a time for a naked video camera session after you go to bed for the night?
And what’s more frightening than not knowing when your 13-year old keyed LMIRL in a chat room, it meant “Let’s meet in real life? Here’s the Rosetta Stone of texting/chatting/emailing. A comprehensive guide to acronyms, abbreviations, phrases and lingo to look for on your kid’s phone or computer.
Some are outright disgusting and we hope you never see your kids use them.