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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
odOverdose
POSParent over shoulder
qtCutie
SOSSomeone over shoulder
supWhat's up
XOXOHugs and kisses
STDSexually transmitted disease
fbFacebook
OMWOn my way
WeedMarijuana
PotMarijuana
DopeIllegal drugs
pervPervert
143I love you
Booty callAn intimate rendezvous
CULSee you later
Netflix and chillHook up
LYLLove you lots
MMAMeet me at
DigitsPhone number
Terrible twosRebellious stage exhibited by two year olds
WTHWhat the heck
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
WITRWho's in the room
MIRLMeet in real life
XKiss
CMCall me
TILToday I learned
PDAPublic display of affection
PotheadPerson who smokes a lot of pot
prvtPrivate
M/FMale or female
TWDTexting while driving
Slide into your DMsTo send a direct message on Twitter
ATWAll the way
NSFWNot safe for work
LMALeave me alone
LMIRLLet's meet in real life
PRWParents are watching
SextingSending sexually explicit messages
pvtPrivate
rentsParents
p911Parent alert!
ITRIn the room
mofoMother F*****
BoozeAlcohol
bstdBusted
CUSSee you soon
F2FFace to face
ISOIs seeking other
EarmuffsCover your ears
LMBOLaughing my butt off
BFPBig fat positive
DOCDrug of choice
SOSignificant other
GPGo private
HHHolding hands
A/S/LAge/sex/location
CribHouse
addAddress
BILBoss is listening
CUBCall you back
FUF*** you
SOSGSomeone over shoulder gone
ILUI love you
mtgMeeting
PAWParents are watching
PRLParents are listening
WRUWhere are you
AHAt home
HORUHow old are you
VCVoice Chat
C2CCam to cam
SPROSStop, parents reading over shoulder
CMBCall me back
TBYTeacher behind you
PAHParents at home
MOSMom over shoulder
DOSDad over shoulder
DMDirect message
d8Date
HUHook up
HPTHome pregnancy test
SIASomeone is around
DTRDefine the relationship
TurfNeighborhood
POMSParents over my shoulder
303Mom
420Marijuana
KOTLKiss on the lips