Internet, Text Message and Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations

Well parents, if your kids have mobile devices or access to a computer, and you’ve ever checked their text messages or social media accounts, you’ve probably encountered some acronyms or abbreviations that had you scratching your head. Particularly if there has been a cyberbullying or other issue, you’ll want to know what the abbreviations or acronyms mean. Here is a list of some common ones:


Abbreviation/ Meaning
.02 My two cents
143 I love you
2DAY Today
420 Marijuana
4EAE Forever and ever
A/S/L? Age/sex/location?
AFAIK As far as I know
AFK Away from keyboard
AIR/ PIR Adult in room, parent in room
ADN Any day now
ATM At the moment
Banana Code word for penis
BFF Best friends forever
BFN Bye for now
BRB Be right back
BTW By the way
CD9 Code 9 (Parents around)
CTN Can’t talk now
CYA Cover your a**
DIAF Die in a fire
DIKU Do I know you?
DILLIGAS Do I look like I give a sh*t?
DOC Drug of choice
DOM Dirty old man
DQMOT Don’t quote me on this
DTF Down to f*ck (willing to have sex)
DTRT Do the right thing
DWBH Don’t worry, be happy
EG, BEG Evil grin, big evil grin
F2F or FTF Face to face
FUBAR F*cked up beyond all recognition (or repair)
FWB Friends with (sexual) benefits
FYEO For your eyes only
GB Goodbye
GMAFB Give me a f*cking break
GNOC Get naked on camera
GTG Got to go
GYPO Get your pants off
HAK Hugs and kisses
HTH Hope this helps / Happy to help
I&I Intercourse and inebriation
IDK I don’t know
IIRC If I remember correctly
ILY/ILU I love you
IMHO In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IPN I’m posting naked
IRL In real life
ISO In search of
IU@U It’s up to you
IWSN I want sex now
IWSN I want sex now
IYKWIM If you know what I mean
J/K Just kidding
J4F Just for fun
JIC Just in case
JSYK Just so you know
Kitty Code word for vagina
KPC Keeping parents clueless
LMAO Laughing my a** off
LMBO Laughing my butt off
LMIRL Let’s meet in real life
LMK Let me know
LOL Laugh out loud
MIRL Meet in real life
MOG Oh my God
MOS Mom over shoulder
MPFB My personal f*ck buddy
NAGI Not a good idea
NALOPKT Not a lot of people know that
NIFOC Nude in front of computer
NM Never mind
NMU Not much, you?
NP No problem
NTS Note to self
OIC Oh I see
ORLY Oh, really?
OT Off topic
OTP On the phone
P911 Parent alert
PAW, TAW Parents are watching, teachers are watching
PCM Please call me
PIR Parent in room
PLS or PLZ Please
PPL PPL – People
PTB PTB – Please text back
QQ Crying. This abbreviation produces an emoticon in text. It’s often used sarcastically.
RAK Random act of kindness
RL Real life
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RT Retweet
RUOK Are you okay?
SMH Shaking my head
SOS Someone over shoulder
SRSLY Seriously
SSDD Same stuff, different day
SWAK Sealed with a kiss
SWYP So, what’s your problem?
SYS SYS – See you soon
TBC To be continued
TDTM Talk dirty to me
TIME Tears in my eyes
TMI Too much information
TMRW Tomorrow
TTYL Talk to you later
WB Welcome back
WTF What the f*ck
WTH What the heck or hell?
WTPA Where the party at?
WYCM Will you call me?
WYCM Will you call me?
WYRN What’s your real name?
YGM You’ve got mail
YOLO You only live once
YW You’re welcome
zerg To gang up on someone
ZOMG Oh my God (sarcastic)

For more information on words or phrases that have you at a loss for the true meaning, check out our internet glossary for parents, and you can check Urban Dictionary if there’s a term or reference that has you stumped (warning: some not safe for kids language). Did we miss anything? Do you have a question? Please feel free to leave a comment below.


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