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Hey Parents! Here are 28 Internet Acronyms You Absolutely Need to Know




This one is for all the parents out there. Do you really know what kinds of messages your children are conveying when they chat online using Internet slangs?

In today’s internet age, slangs have gone beyond just the basic “LOL” (Laugh out loud) or “LMK” (Let me know). Acronyms have reached a whole new level – and you should be aware.

CNN’s Digital Correspondent and mother of two, Kelly Wallace, is shedding light on some common acronyms teens use while exchanging online/text messages:

1. IWSN – I want sex now

2. GNOC – Get naked on camera

3. NIFOC – Naked in front of computer

4. PIR – Parent in room

5 CU46 – See you for sex

6. 53X – Sex

7. 9 – Parent watching

8. 99 – Parent gone

9. 1174 – Party meeting place

10. THOT – That hoe over there

11. CID – Acid (the drug)

12. Broken – Hungover from alcohol

13. 420 – Marijuana

14. POS – Parent over shoulder

15. SUGARPIC – Suggestive or erotic photo

16. KOTL – Kiss on the lips

17. (L)MIRL – Let’s meet in real life

18. PRON – Porn

19. TDTM – Talk dirty to me

20. 8 – Oral sex

21. CD9 – Parents around/Code 9

22. IPN – I’m posting naked

23. LH6 – Let’s have sex

24. WTTP – Want to trade pictures?

25. DOC – Drug of choice

26. TWD – Texting while driving

27. GYPO – Get your pants off

28. KPC– Keeping parents clueless


Are there any other acronyms you know about that aren’t on the list? Share with us!

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  1. Peggy

    December 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

    oh boy!!! Who knew all these acronyms??? this generation tho! singing “ONLY JESUS CAN SAVE” in Njideka Okeke’s Voice. LOL

  2. Adenike

    December 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    May God have mercy on us..Amen

  3. maameE

    December 10, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I find it alarming that a whole lot of the “common acronyms” are sex-related. Nothing on homework? Guess that will be wishful thinking in today’s era.

  4. Aibee

    December 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Jehovah! Lord have mercy. 21st Century parenting isn’t for the faint hearted. PArents need to be aware or else …

  5. Fre

    December 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Na wa o.
    I’m officially old.
    Never heard any of this

    • Cynthia

      December 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Exactly the thought that ran through my mind. Honestly not a single acronym I knew.

  6. Taiwo

    December 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Jeeeesu!!! I failed woefully!! I barely know 4 of these codes and i have two boys. I gat a lot of work to do!
    Thanks BN!!

  7. sum1special

    December 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

    More like lets learn to text and chat in proper english…

  8. prince ajibade

    December 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    amazing Lord, never heard of any. God help o

  9. Manny

    December 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

    well thanks Bella, now we know more and we cant wait to use them!

  10. Abena

    December 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I really thought i was on top of issues with acronyms,this post just made me look obsolete . i know only and its No.10.
    A parents would be thinking the computer is in open space so i know what my kids are up to..he/she would be requesting for sex and you would not know ZILCH!
    Jehovah give us insight to nurture your gift of children..

  11. Muna

    December 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I heard of these things at a church program, I was bewildered. while chatting when u come they go “POB’ (Parent on Board) so they start chatting abt homework and Jesus and all, and u check and see innocent stuff and go aww, well done and leave. then they go ‘CIC” (Coast Is Clear), then they continue with the interesting stuff…:) I caught my friend’s 13 yr old son having these really funny chats, he would face his Mum with the laptop so she would see what he was doing but I was behind so I could. I told her and she tried to handle the issue.

  12. Oke

    December 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

    LOL! Anyone notice how most of them are meant to decieve parents? or get around parents? God help us all lololol

  13. peach

    December 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    this really got me feeling like an old lady……wth …i cudnt even guess 1

  14. Grown Woman

    December 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Jesus take the wheel im loss of words..This generation will be something else.

  15. Bisi

    December 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Haha this has put a smile on my face…KIDS NOWADAYZ !!!!! Thanx bella

  16. C'est moi

    December 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Very amusing, I see why 8 is oral sex, 69 is too obvious
    & 420 for weed, very smart.

  17. Toyosi

    December 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Lol! I’m not even a parent; not even married, and I didn’t know any of these acronyms.

  18. Peaches

    December 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I was thinking in the line of KMT, SMH, ROTFL. Na wa ooo

    • whocares

      December 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      So was I. I clicked on the link ready to feel young, being a youth and all. So I thought, ha let me show my mom and laugh at her.. The joke was on me.

  19. ola

    December 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    End times are near…. May God save the future generation!

  20. happychick

    December 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    please wats the meaning of kmt sef…biko help a sisteh

    • Taiwo

      December 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Glad to oblige you. It means Kiss My Tushie (Ass)! at least i know dat one!

  21. mary

    December 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    @happychick it means kiss my teeth … your welcome

  22. whocares

    December 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I am not a parent, but I can swear with hands on my chest that I do not know any of these acronyms… The kids that use these, are they real life human pikins?
    GYPO for Get Your Pants off? Just like that? na so e easy? erm my brother, if you want them to come off, you need to do some proper sweet talking and Oliver twist begging #inofitshout.

  23. ATL's Finest

    December 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    ROTFLMAO! What can I say??? Thanks for teaching me the few ones I didn’t know E.g. 420 (weed) lol

  24. Tkum

    December 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    please oo what does PDA mean?

    • Future/past

      December 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Public display of affection.

  25. horizon

    December 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    hmmmmmm na wahoooooo, let me copy it and cram it and be ready, may God help all mothers

  26. MMJ

    December 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Wow.I am speechless.ow can I get to know all these things and I’m sure it will be changing and getting more as years go by.I have 3 handsome boys though still less than 10 yrs .jesus help this future generation that they will nt be perversed.

  27. el patron

    December 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    lmao! awon omo ale! smh

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