MOF, Texting Guide For Parents

If you’re a parent, you should talk to your kids about texting. How are they texting? How often do they text? What are they texting? You need to lay down some ground rules before they even own a phone.

Teens these days text each other more than they talk to each other. It’s easier to send a text message then work up the gall to say something witty in person. You can hide behind your phone and fire messages faster than Quick Draw McGraw. So if you encounter texting your teens phone and you are not sure what they are saying, below is quick reference guide to sort through it all.

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* 2 – too or to
* 4 – for
* 4COL – For crying out loud

A

* AFAIK – As far as I know
* ASL – Age/sex/location
* ATM – At the moment

B

* BBL – Be back later
* BF – Boyfriend, best friend
* BRB – Be right back
* BTW – By the way

C

* CD9 – Code 9 (means parents are around)
* CID – Crying in disgrace

D

* DIKU? – Do I know you?

E

* EG – Evil grin

F

* F2F – Face to face
* FYA – For your amusement

G

* G1 – Good one
* GF – Girlfriend
* GTG or G2G – Got to go, or good to go
* GR8 – Great

H

* H8 – Hate
* H&K or HAK – Hugs and kisses
* HHOK – Ha ha only kidding
* HHOS – Ha ha only serious

I

* IC – I see
* IDK – I don’t know
* IDR – I don’t remember
* ITYM – I think you mean

J

* J4F – Just for fun
* JAS – Just a second
* JIC – Just in case
* JK – Just kidding

K

* K – OK
* KHYF – Know how you feel
* KIT – Keep in touch
* KPC – Keep parents clueless

L

* L8R – Later
* LMHO – Laughing my head off
* LOL – Laughing out loud
* LTNS – Long time no see

M

* MYOB – Mind your own business
* MOF – Matter of fact
* MOS – Mom over shoulder
* MOTD – Message of the day

N

* NAC – Not a clue
* NBD – No big deal
* NM – Not much, never mind, or no message

O

* OAUS – On an unrelated subject
* OBTW – Oh, by the way
* OMG – Oh my gosh
* ONNTA – Oh no, not this again

P

* PAW – Parents are watching
* PCT – Podcasting
* PEBCAK – Problem exists between chair and keyboard
* PIR – Parents in room
* POS – Parents over shoulder
* PPL – People
* PRON or pr0n – intentional misspelling of porn

Q

* QT – Cutie

R

* REHI – Hi again
* ROTFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
* RTWT – Read the whole thing
S

* SCNR – Sorry, could not resist
* SEC – Wait a second
* SOB – Stressed out bigtime

T

* TBH – To be honest
* TIA – Thanks in advance
* TMI – Too much information
* TTFN – Ta ta for now
* TTYL, TTUL, T2UL or T2YL – Talk to you later
* TY – Thank you

U

* UOK – [Are] you OK?
* UOM – You owe me

W

* WAEF – When all else fails
* W8 – Wait

X

* XOXO – Hugs and kisses

Y

* YGLT – You’re gonna love this
* YKW – You know what
* YW – You’re welcome

For a complete list of terms, search the Tech Dictionary.
http://techdictionary.com/

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