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Teens Internet Lingo Deciphered

How many parents really know what their children are saying online? Better yet, how can you decipher what it is that they are saying?

Teen Lingo decoded
Can’t understand the acronyms and expressions on teen Web pages? Below are some commonly used online terms. Bear in mind that teen chat language evolves… so today’s expressions may not be cool tomorrow.
2NITE  Tonight
ADR Address
ASL  Age/Sex/Location
AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again
B4 Before
B4YKI Before You Know It
BC Because
BRB  Be Right Back
CIAO  Goodbye (in Italian)
CWYL  Chat With You Later
CYA See You
CYT or SYT  See You Tomorrow
GTG Got to Go
HAK  Hugs And Kisses
J/K  Just Kidding!
KEWL  Cool
KOTL  Kiss On The Lips
L8R  Later
LMIRL Let’s Meet In Real Life
LMK  Let Me Know
LOL  Laugh Out Loud
MorF Male or Female
N-A-Y-L  In A While
NALOPKT Not A Lot Of People Know That
OMG Oh My God
P911 Parent Alert
PIR Parent In Room
POS Parent Over Shoulder
OTP  On The Phone
QT  Cutie
ROTFL  Rolling on the Floor Laughing
RU  Are You?
RUMORF  Are You Male Or Female
RUOK  Are you Okay?
SorG Straight or Gay
SWDYT  So What Do You Think?
TDTM Talk Dirty To Me
THX or TX or THKS Thanks
TLK-2-U-L-8-R Talk to You Later
TMI Too Much Information
TOM Tomorrow
TTYL Talk to You Later
WTF What The F***
WTG Way to Go
WYCM Will You Call Me?

Remember, these terms can change, and usually do.  There are places online that parents can go to find out what the newest Lingo is.

Visit and click on the Internet Lingo box in the sidebar for more detailed information.

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