Talk like a teenager LOL

If you can’t understand what your child is writing when they send you a text, help is at hand with’s Guide to Talking Like a Teenager!

SMS text messages are limited to 140 characters, so it is easy to understand why users started using abbreviations in order to get their message across with this limitation.

So here are some popular abbreviations used by our kids:

  1. LOL – Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love
  2. OMG – Oh My God
  3. BRB – Be Right Back
  4. GR8 – Great
  5. XOXO – Hugs and Kisses
  6. BFF – Best Friends Forever
  7. ROFL – Rolling on Floor Laughing
  8. OT – Off Topic
  9. POV – Point Of View
  10. POS – Parent Over Shoulder
  11. RU/18 – Are You Over 18?
  12. NUB – New person to a site or game
  13. L8R – Later
  14. STBY – Sucks To Be You
  15. TTYL – Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
  16. KPC – Keeping Parents Clueless
  17. NP – No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
  18. PIR – Parent In Room
  19. WEG – Wicked Evil Grin
  20. XOXO – Hugs and Kisses

You can find out more at with these lists:


About Gavin May

Gavin May is a parent at Ivanhoe Grammar School and formerly the Director of ICT. is aimed at helping parents live in a connected world, where the internet is central to much of what we do, and certainly much of what our children do. The easy option is to just block it - the better option is to get involved and stay informed.
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