Nowadays, the younger generations are extremely familiar – almost too familiar with the abbreviated usage of words. Of course this is according to parents – like you, mummies. I prefer the usage of sentences and actual words, however, I will take you on an inside look into the mind of teens, like your own children and what these terms represent.
Most days, communicating with friends is just a long list of letters in different orders…I’m sure you have all heard of ILY, BRB, and OMG. You might even get a simple “Kk” from your child. The usage of these words is something many people of our generation have in common – something that shows that we evolved from the generation before. It is also a unique way in which we communicate – sort of like a secret message which the earlier generations just won’t understand. What was the point in establishing written language in the first place, when we could have just jumbled together a bunch of letters? LOL.
Trying to figure out what your teen is really saying? Here is a list of several common abbreviations used today.
The SECRET Abbreviation Code for all Mummies:
LOL – Laugh Out Loud. TBH – To Be Honest.
OMG – Oh My Gosh. TBT – Throw Back Thursday.
SMH – Shaking My Head. BRB – Be Right Back.
ROFL – Rolling on the Floor Laughing. ILY – I Love You.
IKR – I Know Right? TTYL – Talk to You Later.
YOLO – You Only Live Once. BFF – Best Friends Forever.
There are several other abbreviations, so if you wish to see more, just click the link:
OMG! There are quite a few, but at least you know what your child is communicating next time you receive a message from them. Now, you too, can respond using an abbreviation!
Valentina Bianca is a 14 years old freshman at ILS based in Miami, FL.
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