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The Parents' Checklist

If you're a parent, you may find it difficult to keep up with all the acronyms and abbreviations your kids use when communicating with their friends. While it might be a challenge to learn all the slang kids use, some terms are especially important for parents to know. Below is a list of the most important slang terms, acronyms, abbreviations, that parents should learn.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
ASLAge, sex, location
bfBoyfriend
BFFBest friends forever
CYECheck your email
fFemale
gfGirlfriend
GTGGot to go
IDKI don't know
LMAOLaughing my a** off
mMale
fbFacebook
POSParent over shoulder
qtCutie
SOSSomeone over shoulder
supWhat's up
XOXOHugs and kisses
STDSexually transmitted disease
OMWOn my way
WeedMarijuana
PotMarijuana
odOverdose
DopeIllegal drugs
pervPervert
143I love you
Netflix and chillHook up
CULSee you later
Slide into your DMsSending a direct message on Twitter
Booty callAn intimate rendezvous
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
LYLLove you lots
MMAMeet me at
BoozeAlcohol
TWDTexting while driving
prvtPrivate
XKiss
CMCall me
PDAPublic display of affection
DigitsPhone number
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
M/FMale or female
ATWAll the way
Terrible twosRebellious stage exhibited by two year olds
WITRWho's in the room
LMALeave me alone
NSFWNot safe for work
MIRLMeet in real life
LMIRLLet's meet in real life
PRWParents are watching
TILToday I learned
pvtPrivate
SextingSending sexually explicit messages
rentsParents
p911Parent alert!
ITRIn the room
mofoMother F*****
bstdBusted
F2FFace to face
ISOIs seeking other
LMBOLaughing my butt off
CribHouse
TurfNeighborhood
SOSignificant other
WTHWhat the heck
VCVoice Chat
GPOYWGratuitous picture of yourself Wednesday
GPGo private
HHHolding hands
A/S/LAge/sex/location
addAddress
BILBoss is listening
CUBCall you back
POMSParents over my shoulder
FUF*** you
SOSGSomeone over shoulder gone
ILUI love you
mtgMeeting
PAWParents are watching
PRLParents are listening
WRUWhere are you
Permissive parentingHigh responsiveness and low rule enforcement parenting style
AHAt home
HORUHow old are you
C2CCam to cam
SPROSStop, parents reading over shoulder
TBYTeacher behind you
CMBCall me back
BFPBig fat positive
DMDirect message
MOSMom over shoulder
DOSDad over shoulder
d8Date
HUHook up
HPTHome pregnancy test
SIASomeone is around
DTRDefine the relationship
RDTRelationship defining talk
303Mom
420Marijuana
KOTLKiss on the lips
addyAddress