Wondering What Your Kid's Weird Text Lingo Really Means? Here's a Decoder. YWIA

I pimp at the pix u sent i got more 4yeo but paw so sending l8r po.

If you saw that text pop up on your kid's phone, would you worry? We would too, so we created a cheat sheet to some of the most popular texting lingo -- from the “simple” to the “wow, that took some creative thinking.” Know this stuff and maybe you'll worry less -- and hey, maybe it could open the language barrier between you and your kid. Look, I’m not saying it will make you c%l, but at least you won’t be such a noob.

AYT -- Are You There?  (Yo, I need to tell you something ASAP.)

BBFN -- Bye Bye For Now

BFFL -- Best Friends For Life (Well, at least FN -- For Now)

BTDT -- Been There Done That (Puh-lease)

BTT -- Bored To Tears (This is a yawn fest.)

BTW -- By the Way (As in: BTW Tom is chckn U out._

404 -- Clueless

C%L -- Cool

CRBT -- Crying Really Big Tears

CWTSY -- Can’t Wait To See You (It’s been, like, two classes already!)

DHYB -- Don’t Hold Your Breath

DYK --  Did You Know  (As in: DYK Jen 6xed Bob?)

4YEO -- For Your Eyes Only

F2F -- Face To Face

gr8 -- Great

GBH&K -- Great Big Hug and Kiss

HHOK -- Ha Ha Only Kidding

hpn -- Happen

HRU -- How Are You?

143 -- I Love You (1 letter, 4 letters, 3 letters)

ICBW -- I Could Be Wrong (but, probably not)

IDK -- Don’t Know

Ih8u -- I Hate You

IKT -- I Know That or I Knew That

IMHO -- In My Humble Opinion (As in: U shld ask her out IMHO)

ITTTT -- It Takes Two To Tango

J/K -- Just Kidding

L8r -- later (or buh-bye)

LOL -- Laugh out loud (funny)

LMAO --Laugh My Ass Off (super funny)

LUL -- Love you Lots

Xd -- Laughing

MYOB -- Mind Your Own Business (Butt out!)

NMJC -- Not Much, Just Chillin

Noob -- newbie, newcomer, new player, novice

NoTY -- No Thank You

OvR8d -- Overated

OMG -- Oh My God

PAW -- Parents Are Watching

Pimp -- Pee In My Pants

Pix -- Photograghs

Pls -- Please

PO -- Peace Out

RB@U -- Right Back at you - ditto

ROTFL -- Rolling On The Floor  -That was so funny, I can’t control my fit of hysterics.

*vin -- Starving

SxC -- Sexy

Zzz -- Sleeping, bored

Dat -- That

Dis -- This

TMI -- Too Much Information

TTFN -- Ta Ta For Now

TWFW --Too Weird For Words

Upd8 -- Update (Gimme the scoop)

unPC -- Un-Politically Correct

W84M -- Wait For Me

WDYT -- What Do You Think?

WRU -- Where are you?

Y3 -- Yadda, yadda, yadda

YWIA -- You’re Welcome in Advance

How do you make sure your kid isn't getting -- or sending -- any inappropriate texts? Chime in below!

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