Our young people use slang terms to disguise their conversations much the same as we did in our youth. However, the advent of email, mobile devices and texting has created a new “slang” consisting of acronyms and symbols designed to be brief (texting has a 160 character limit) and cryptic (private from parents). It’s this combination of characteristics that make it more difficult for parents to decipher these terms. You might be surprised at the types of statements included in these terms.
For example, did you know that NIFOC stands for Naked In Front Of Computer? Or that 420 relates to marijuana or other drugs? How about KPC…Keep Parents Clueless? Surely you know that RUH means Are You Horny?…Okay, maybe you don’t know these terms; but if you want to learn about them and others, check out ComputerHope.com’s Top 10 terms every parent of teenagers should know. In addition to these terms you can also find hundreds more chat slang terms at the above link. Check them out.
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