99 texting acronyms you (and every other parent) should know

by editor on June 11, 2009

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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. It’s beyond the comprehension of most adults.

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?”

So here you go. 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. 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).

Warning: many of these terms are offensive

Texting Abbreviations, Acronyms and other lingo

  • 8 = Oral sex
  • 9 = Parent is watching
  • 99 = Parent no longer watching
  • 143 = I love you
  • 182 = I hate you
  • 459 = I love you
  • 831 = I love you
  • 1174 = Nude club
  • 420 = Marijuana
  • 4Q = F*** You
  • ADR = Address
  • AITR = Adult in the room
  • ASL = Age/Sex/Location
  • Banana = Penis
  • BJ = Blow job
  • BOB = Battery operated boyfriend
  • CBF = Can’t be f***ed
  • CBJ = Covered blow job
  • CD9 or Code 9 = Parents are around
  • CYT = See you tomorrow
  • DURS = Damn you’re sexy
  • DUM = Do you masturbate?
  • DUSL = Do you scream loud?
  • F2F = Face to face
  • FAH = F**king A hot
  • FB = F*** buddy
  • FBI = Female Body Inspector
  • FILF = Father I’d like to F***
  • FMLTWIA = F*** Me Like The Whore I Am
  • FMUTA = F*** Me Up The A**
  • FO = F*** Off
  • FOL = Fond of leather
  • FWB = Friends with benefits
  • GAP = Got a pic?
  • GNOC = Get naked On cam
  • GYPO = Get your pants off
  • H4Y = Hot for you
  • I%I = Intercourse and inebriation
  • F/IB = In the front or in the back
  • IIT = Is it tight?
  • ILF/MD = I love female/male dominance
  • IMEZRU = I am easy, are you?
  • IWSN = I want sex now
  • ILU = I love you
  • IPN = I’m posting naked
  • ITS = Intense text sex
  • JAFO = Just another f***ing onlooker
  • J/O = Jerking off
  • JEOMK = Just ejaculated on my keyboard
  • KFY or K4Y = Kiss for you
  • Kitty = Vagina
  • KPC = Keeping parents clueless
  • KWSTA = Kiss with serious tongue action
  • LB?W/C = Like bondage? Whips or chains
  • LF = Let’s f***
  • LHOS = Let’s have online sex
  • LHSO = Let’s have sex online
  • LKITR = Little kid in the room
  • LMIRL = Let’s meet in real life
  • LY* or LU* = Anything beginning with these are forms of I love you
  • M4C = Meet for coffee
  • MorF = Male or female
  • MOOS = Member of the opposite sex
  • MOFO = Mother f***er
  • MOS = Mom over shoulder
  • MILF = Mother I’d like to f***
  • MIRL = Meet in real life
  • MOS = Mom Over Shoulder
  • MPFB = My personal f*** buddy
  • MSNUW = Miniskirt no underwear
  • MA = mature audience
  • NIFOC = Nude in front of the computer
  • NSFW = Not safe for work
  • OLL = Online love
  • P911 = Parent alert
  • PAL = Parents are listening
  • PAW = Parents are watching
  • PIR = Parent in room
  • PBB = Parent behind back
  • PLOS = Parents looking over shoulder
  • POM = Parent over my shoulder
  • POS = Parent over shoulder or piece Of sh**
  • PRW = Parents are watching
  • PRON = Porn
  • Q2C = Quick To cum
  • RU/18 = Are you over 18?
  • RUH = Are you horny?
  • RYO = Roll your own
  • S2R = Send to receive (photo)
  • SorG = Straight or gay
  • STM = Spank the monkey
  • TAW = Teachers are watching
  • TDTM = Talk dirty to me
  • TTA = Tap that ass
  • WYFM = Would you f*** me?
  • WYCM = Will you call me?
  • WYRN = What’s your real name?
  • WUF = Where you from?
  • XTC = Ecstasy

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Anonnymous February 20, 2012 at 12:39 am

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Okay, this is honestly a load of BULLSHIT. No one uses these! These acronyms aren’t “popular” what so ever guys! Why the fuck are all these parents getting booty-tickled about this stupid list? Its your business because you “clothe, feed, provide shelter, warmth, etc.” ? Well you obviously aren’t raising your fucking child right if they ARE using these. Like, what the fuck? Coming from a teenager, 90% of these acronyms I havent even heard of! Honestly! We use things like LOL LMAO SMH LMFAO BRB BTW TMI . No one in their right mind would even take the time to memorize these. Just think about that xD They wouldnt even have a sex life if they did xD who wants to talk to anyone that would ever say FOL or H4U? Id think they were a fucking creeper and press unfriend or delete, to be honest. Thats just hella weird … Eww. I got REALLY uncomfortable trying to read those. I cant even process what I just read. What the fuck?!

christina March 18, 2012 at 11:22 am

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Sylissa March 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

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MDR. This list is really shit, and very fake. 4Q though, huh, I’d never thought of that. Thanks to the neurotic paranoid mother’s meeting who posted this very unrealistic list…seriously, you guys should probably be 51-50′d for having some REAL mental stability issues. :)

In the meantime…LMAO.

artermix March 22, 2012 at 10:31 am

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Hahaha….they are funny though. Wayyy too many to memorize and many are obsolete as well, or never used (as mentioned above).
Seriously, 4Q?? WTF!! ….FU it what I always used. AND, article never mentions individual, customized abbreviations or foreign ones either.

I am NOT a teenager and I know this. Parents if you wanna be that vigilant you gotta being using txt lingo urself and be a bit loose about your kids. Stop being paranoid. I can think better way to monitor your child texting. I never had that problem with mine (now 22).
U gotta be open with your kids.

Now I just wrote like I text. LMFAOROFL ;)

... March 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

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Lol….WHAT?

This list is as stated above, UNREALISTIC.
NO ONE uses that.
FB? REALLY? FACEBOOK DAMN YOU!
ITS?
WHAT IF YOU ACTUALLY MEANT TO SPELL “IT’S” YOU IDIOTS! XD
Now, on a lighter note, PFB LMAO FBFB H4Y LF MA HURR HURR HURR– Fuck you. Lol.

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You should worry about the number 69 though…..*cough cough*

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“JEOMK”….Yeah…because every man tells his girlfriend when he cums to his personal porno files….

David C. April 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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Frankly, this page is ridiculous. I stumbled upon it while searching for what the text acronym, “smh” stands for. Im 19 years old, so that should say something about how legitimate the codes and acronyms posted here are. I was looking up what a letter acronym might mean, obviously kids aren’t familiar with these codes if a kid like me that texts a lot doesnt even know a REAL one like “smh”. And in all my years of texting, starting in my freshman year of high school, I’ve never seen any of these codes above used. Not to add insult to injury, but I think any kid stupid enough to actually use these codes instead of finding more covert means of telling their friend they want to buy extacy for example, wouldn’t be smart enough to learn them in the first place. Kids typically talk in nearly perfect grammar when texting I’ve found. The only times I even break perfect grammar are when I’m either legitimately unknowing of the proper form in which to type what I’m trying to say, or to use a slang term like “gonna” instead of “going to” to keep conversation more fluent and flowing like a real conversation does. This page is typical nonsensical bullshit put out there to scare parents into keeping a closer eye on their kids. Which, frankly is completely counter-intuitive. If you want your kid to be good, you need to set a good example and show them that they can trust you. Let them make mistakes and grow up on their own. Its a parents job to guide their kids not overburden them. /end rant. <– theres some troll speak for you. Have fun spending 2 minutes googling wtf these last two sentences mean and probably getting it all wrong because of sites like this ^_^.

Alien April 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

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Probably a lot easier to type out words on your modern phone, then for 19 year-olds 10 years ago. I don’t blame them for coming up with shortcuts when you had to hold down a numeric key to get to the next letter, or hit “7″ three times to get an “R”. But then again, when I had a girl’s number, and I wanted to chat her up, I’d just call her.

But yeah, today, thank the wizards behind Swype

GhostntheMachine April 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

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David,David,David, juvenile little rants like yours on a page from ’09 say more about you than you think and leave me shaking my head. Nice to see your parents have that letting you make your own mistakes thing down cold but it only works if you realize you’re being an ass. Here’s a tip from a parent for you technologically challenged yutes, bookmark Urban Dictionary. Quickly.

Megan May 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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Kaitlyn July 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm

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Oh. my…. I can’t even… where do I start? Ok, I seriously am about to throw up. I am a teen myself and I type like a normal human. Nobody knows these abbreviations, I only know like.. three. I don’t even use “lol”. Who made this list? Probably a PARENT. If your kid is memorizing this list they have serious problems.

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BatyNight April 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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95% of these abbreviations have never met my eyes to be honest. And anyone I know and that I have texted throughout my teen years have honestly never texted me most of these on the list. I’m 19 so I know what I’m talking about, and I am being honest. I bet if any of you parents stole you kids phone while they were sleeping only 1% would probably have some of this idiocy on there. XD who we should be worrying about should be the person who made the list. O.o

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