CU46, S2R, TBH, Lit: Updated Texting Slang Parents Should Know

TBH, Lit, S2R

You may have noticed your teen using a whole new pack of words when texting and talking these days. It’s no surprise since a text conversation is fast replacing face-to-face conversations even among adults. It looks strange but you can learn to decode your teen’s texting slang. Here’s the good, bad, and the texting red flags parents need to know about.  Don’t stay bewildered, dig a little deeper. You may find some surprising insights that will help you parent more effectively. We’ve included texting acronyms along with verbal lingo or phrases below since both are always changing*.

Drug References

CID = Acid

Lit = Intoxicated, or high, or a harmless, fun term that means just that something was a lot of fun (i.e., that party was lit).

420 = This means marijuana (also look for words like 420 4life, boo, blunt, and Buddha)

Blue Boogers = Term used for snorting Ritalin or Adderal

Pharming = Rummaging medicine cabinets to find drugs

#-) = Wiped out, partied all night

%*} = Inebriated

%\ = Hangover

Spunyun = A young person on drugs

Geeking = Very drunk or high

5-0 = Police

Yayo = Cocaine

Skrill = Money

420 = Marijuana

O = Oxycontin

E = Ecstasy

Hazel = Heroin

Sexual References

ASLP – Age, Sex, Location, Picture (if someone is asking this to your child, dig deeper)

Snuggy = Condom

IRL = In Real Life

LMINRL = Let’s Meet in Real Life

PRON = Porn

8 = Oral Sex

CU46 = See You For Sex

RU18 = Are You 18?TBH, Lit, S2R

S2R = Send to Receive; used when asking for nude pictures

Np4Np = Naked Pic for Naked Pic

GNRN = Get Naked Right Now

NSFW = Not Safe For Work (refers to graphic or nude content)

FYEO = For Your Eyes Only

DTF = Down To F***

Sugarpic = Suggestive or erotic photo

53x = Sex

ASLMH = Age, Sex, Location, Music, Hobbies

AMA = Ask Me Anything (this can open up good conversations or risky ones)

(Possible) Cyberbulling/Self Harm Slang

Ghey = Gay/homosexual

DIRL = Die in Real Life

Jlma = Just Leave Me Alone

IHML = I Hate My Life

Oreo = Racist slang for black person acting white

Stfu = Shut the f*** up

Foff = F*** off

TBH = To Be Honest (a candid compliment or an insult may follow)

SWYP = So What’s Your Problem?

JBH = Just Being Honest

LBH = Let’s Be Honest

Gtfo = Get the f*** out

Thirsty = someone who is desperate or too eager

Thot = That H** Over There (derogatory term for promiscuous woman)

ALG = Average Looking Girl

Meh = Indifference, don’t care

Trash = Refers to someone as garbage

Cancel = To reject a person, place, or event

Drag = To criticize/insult someone

Prat = Dumb person

Clavicle = Term used by anorexics (success = being able to see your collar bone or clavicle).

#CutFor = Cutters use this hashtag to promote who or what they cut for

Ana & Mia = Anorexia and Bulimia communities

Fugly = F*** Ugly

Miscellaneous Slang & Lingo

DAE = Does Anyone Else? Used when a person wants to know if they are not alone in whatever they are experiencing

FML = F*** My Life

TBH = To Be Honest (a candid compliment or an insult may follow)

HIFW = How I Felt When

IKR = I Know, Right? A term of agreement

#PMHT short for Pardon My Hashtag

INB4 = I Know Beforehand (of mistakes in grammar, etc.)

ICYMI = In Case You Missed It

DM = Direct Message

JBH = Just Being Honest

LBH = Let’s Be Honest

IMO = In My Opinion

SLR = Sorry Late Reply

Boo = Beau or significant other

IDEFK = I Don’t Even F***ing Know

KL = Cool

Slay = To succeed at something

Ghosting = Ignore someone

Gat = A gun or firearm

Fam = Your squad of friends

Woke = be aware of current events

Keep It = Keep it around, a word of approval

High Key, Low Key = Keep the information public or private (low key)

Savage = Something really good; awesome

DJM = Don’t Judge Me

Imho = In my humble opinion

CD9 = Code 9; parents around

POS = Parents Over Shoulder

99 = parents watching

9 = parents no longer watching

PAW = Parents Are Watching

KPC = Keeping Parents Clueless


*Sources for our updates include:  NetLingo, current blogs and news articles, and monitoring Twitter patterns and hashtags. 

Yes, this is a longer list than usual. Did we leave anything out that you see being used online? We’d love for you to leave it in the comments!

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