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.
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.
Texting, Twitter, chat and IM abbreviations and acronyms represent people's shorthand communications via mobile devices and on the Internet, especially on social media platforms.
Although many seem as if they are misspelled, grammatically incorrect or confusing, texting abbreviation and texting acronyms are commonly used and are meant to expedite communications by shortening them so that the user doesn't have to spell out phrases, expressions or sentences.
As we have seen on many occasions, it is not uncommon for the police to overstep their authority and violate an individual's rights.