I thought I was a “cool mom texter' who knew most of the texting acronyms until my teenager threw me a curve ball the other day. “Going to FOAF. L&R.”
Huh? By the time I'd Googled the meaning of those letters, he'd already gone to a “Friend Of A Friend” despite his “Love & Respect.” Not good. I was not comfortable with him going to a friend of a friend's house, so I quickly called him and put a kibosh on his plans.
|Knowing texting acronyms helps you communicate with your child.|
For you parents who might also be clueless about the meaning of some of those cryptic messages beyond, LOL and BTW, I offer these texting acronyms you might receive and decide to use:
143 – I love you
1432 – I love you, too
CMB – Call me back
CMBN – Call me back NOW
HAK – Hugs and kisses
GYAH – Get your ass home
IDC- I don't care
IDK – I don't know
ITA/D – I totally agree/disagree
NAGI – Not a good idea
NYRN – No you are not
RN – Right now
RUOK – Are you okay?
WRUD – What are you doing?
|Just because you're taller than me, doesn't mean you know more than me!|
As my experience pointed out, staying on top of this terminology is important if we expect to keep up with our children.
They think we're texting idiots – let's prove them wrong!