It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what the cool kids are saying. Thanks to the power of Twitter, however, it’s easy to keep up with teens’ quickly evolving text terms and abbreviations should one find themselves in such a conversation.
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Does the teen love Olive Garden?
Well here’s what they’re really saying.
Classical Greek Literature?
There’s a guide for that as well.
Abbreviations can be about anything.
Is your child texting about Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals™️?
FML Freshly Made Lunch
WTF Want These Fried?
IDC Ice ‘Dem Cakes
SMH She Made Hamburgers
STFU Stir The Food Unceasingly
FTW Family Time? Woohoo!
LMAO Let’s Mince An Onion
WYD Wow, Yumm-O, Delish!
— Mikey XCX (@Limentaco) January 28, 2018
Is your child texting about Randy Jackson?
BRB: Bring Randy Back
SMD: Sup My Dawg
WYD: Where’s Your dawg?
YGTH: You’re Going To Hollywood
— Carol (@Caroline_Mooree) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about Congress?
BRB – Budget resolution brouhaha
WTF – Well, they filibustered
TTYL – Talk to your legislator
LMAO – Long markup, amendments offered
OFC – Often files cloture
— Amelia Frappolli (@AmeliaFrappolli) January 29, 2018
One just needs to know the context of the conversation.
Is your child texting about #biochemistry?
LOL: liters of lysate
WTF: where’s the fluorescence?
TBH: that baseline’s high…
BRB: better run a bradford
OMG: one more gel
TGIF: that gel is f*cked
LMAO: let me ask online
— Brianna Bibel (@biochem_bri) January 29, 2018
But the concepts should be pretty easy to grasp.
Best of luck figuring it out!
Is your child texting about the babysitters club? KNOW THE SIGNS
LOL: Layers over leggings
SMDH: Stacey Might Die! Hmkay?
JK: Jeans, Kristy?
BTW: Bicoastal, tearful weddings
FTW: Five teen workaholics!
LMAO: Love Mary-Anne’s Organisation
BRB: Better Respect Babysitting
— laura vincent (@HungryandFrozen) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about intersectional feminism?
lol: liberating ourselves locally
tbh: talking bout heteropatriarchy
btw: be truly woke
tbt: trust black transwomen
smh: straight male hegemony
lmao: learn, mobilize, and organize
idc: immigrants dismantling colonialism
— Sasha Costanza-Chock (@schock) January 29, 2018
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