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Texting lingo 101 for Dummies right here!

Please put in your cellphone the WIL shortcode cuz you’ll need it. For instance right now you could text the name TAYLOR to 83270 and win concert tickets…cool huh? But for those new to texting here is a short list of text phrases that might help!

  • 5 – wait a few minutes to speak, a parent (or guardian) is in the room
  • 55 – coast is clear, we can talk about anything
  • BBL8R – Be Back later
  • BF – Boyfriend
  • BFF – Best Friend Forever
  • BFO – Blinding Flash of Obvious
  • BRB – Be Right Back
  • BTW – By The Way
  • CLM – Career Limiting Move – badmouthing a teacher, the boss or supervisor while they can hear you, or hear about the event.
  • CTN – Can’t Talk Now
  • CYA (C-ya) – See You Later
  • FWIW – For What It’s Worth
  • G2G – Got To Go
  • GF – Girlfriend
  • HHOK – Ha ha, only kidding
  • IDK -I Don’t Know
  • ILU, ILY (ily, ilu) – I Love You
  • IRL – In Real Life (offline, NOT on the computer)
  • JK – Just Kidding
  • L8R – Later (I’ll talk to you later)
  • LMA – Leave Me Alone
  • LQ – Laughing quietly because someone is in the room
  • LYLAS – Love You Like A Sister
  • MOATM – Music On At The Moment
  • NM – Not Much
  • NVM – never mind
  • PDA – Public Display of Affection
  • PHAT – Pretty Hot And Tempting
  • POP – Parent is On Prowl, can’t speak freely
  • POS – Parent Over my Shoulder, so watch what you say
  • ROTFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • SOS – Sibling Over Shoulder, watch what you say
  • THX – Thanks
  • TMI – Too Much Information (like thinking about your parents kissing, getting ‘hot”, etc)
  • TTFN – TaTa For Now
  • TTYL – Talk To You Later
  • WTH – What the H… (edited)