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

by editor on June 11, 2009


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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This is pathetic. No teenager uses these acronyms. No teenager ever HAS used these acronyms. Maybe MILF (originated in the movie American Pie) or 143 (left over from the pager era) perhaps. The rest of these are completely made up. “M4C?” What 13-year-old is asking someone to “meet for coffee?” Just another example of luddite adults trying to scare overprotective paranoid parents.

Also I don’t claim that there aren’t teens/pre-teens doing some of these things, but the answer is NOT to snoop in their personal communications and jump to conclusions. Doing that is only going to make them want to hide their activities. A better solution is to have frank, honest and factually accurate conversations with them about sex and sexuality. An educated teen makes far better decisions than one who is afraid to talk to their parents.


MILF originated in American Pie?? HAHAHHA…and no one uses these. Anyone ever thing FB stands for FaceBook? Get a clue!


sum of dis is so lameeeeeee n0 teen would ever use dem mayb u shuld tak a surv3y 1st


And you two illiterates would know, right?


Maybe you should learn the English language?


okay so i am a teen nd me nd my friends do a lot of txtn nd AIM-ing nd we hav never heard of most of this stuff so i thnk most of it is false

Steve W

Actually, this list made news a few weeks ago and it turned out to be mostly false. When asked, kids that text regularly had never heard of a majority of these.

Interesting info anyway.


That was 50 Most Popular Acronyms used for Texting. This is double the size, and we don’t claim they are all the most popular.


well im a teenager myself and no one uses the weird ones like “9” or “99”

your a noob if u do!! 😛


so what if you arent a parent?

can you still use this list, just in case, you know, you wanna know what exactly that cute but totally random girl on the subway is saying about maybe you?

cause that seems creepy, really creepy.


i laughed at the numbers though, had no idea they had gone into numerical coding, must get confusing

Dee Mac

I got slapped when my mom overheard me say, “this is a charlie foxtrot!”

Thanks guys for this, I will have to print it and start to study. Because as a TAW kind of girl, I need the intel.



Dude. Whoa.