Top 50 Internet Acronyms Parents Need to Know

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  2. 1337

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  3. 143

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  4. 182

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  5. 459

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  6. 1174

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  7. 420

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  8. ADR or addy

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  9. ASL

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  10. banana

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  11. CD9

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  12. DUM

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  13. DUSL

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  14. FB

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  15. FMLTWIA

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  16. FOL

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  17. GNOC

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  18. GYPO

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  19. IAYM

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  20. IF/IB

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  21. IIT

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  22. ILF/MD

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  23. IMEZRU

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  24. IWSN

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  25. J/O

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  26. KFY

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  27. kitty

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  28. KPC

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Apr 20, 2008
  1. Urza
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    Member Urza hi

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    I'm genuinely curious if anyone actually uses these acronyms, or if they were just created for the sake of the article to trick parents into thinking they're "up to date" on their kid's slang.

    Personally I was only familiar with 1337, 420, ASL, banana (internet lingo?), J/O, kitty (once again, internet lingo?), and PRON (CLEVAR ACRONYM GAIZ).

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  2. wiki

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    WTF, i only know 1337, ASL and PRON. This list is terrible. Where are the classics such as LOL, ROFL, LMAO, WTF, etc.
     
  3. Urza
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    Member Urza hi

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    Oh, and the reason I chose this particular list is because it was featured in some news stories a while back.
     
  4. Elrinth

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    I only knew 1337 and pron. ._.
    I had forgotten what ASL was.
    and I think most know PAL as the video format and not something else.
    seriously, why would this be of any interest of my parents?
     
  5. Panzer Tacticer

    Member Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    Hehehehe

    I wonder if you guys realize, that most parents already know a lot of this stuff.

    We weren't always parents ya know.

    Inside every parent is a young punk that likely made most of these internet slangs you think belong to you.

    We didn't always have smileys.
     
  6. Sinkhead

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    I hate articles like that which imply to parents that all computers are evil and only used for dirty webcam shows by teenage girls. What about the happy ones, like LOL and the everyday ones like BRB...
     
  7. Shinji

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    Ok, seriously, I have never heard of a bunch almost all of these...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    As a parent, I feel I need to know what a ROFLCOPTER is more than this made up stuff like IIT or NIFOC.
     
  8. Urza
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    Member Urza hi

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    You aren't very familiar with the internet are you?
     
  9. Panzer Tacticer

    Member Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    Well let's see, what do I NOT know about the internet?

    Well that which I don't know, is likely of so little importance, that I have failed to worry about it for good reason.

    I hope you're not implying that I am ill informed [​IMG]
     
  10. Urza
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    Member Urza hi

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    When it became mainstream and how many people in the 40+ age category are familiar with its slang.
     
  11. xcalibur

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    I only know like 5 of these...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Salamantis

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    I only knew a couple...
     
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    Pssh. They have PAL but not NTSC.
     
  14. notnarb

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    Is it just me or are well over half of those acronyms only used in places where internet secks occurs
     
  15. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    it doesn't have 801 =/

    I always though FB was short for Facebook...
    Now I know.
     
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    Wow...45 of these are probably never used. And if your child is using these, I'm sure they are easy ways to find out then acronyms.
     
  17. Panzer Tacticer

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    I would guess the ones that are responsible for making it [​IMG]

    Like myself.
     
  18. JPH

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    idk, my bff jill


    I know only 4 of them!
     
  19. PBC

    Member PBC What!? I can change this??

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    My Name is Al Gore and I wrote that entire list of rauchy Acronymphs
     
  20. Gman 101

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    To be honest.... WTF!?!?!?!?!?

    I only know 2 out of those 50 acronyms which teens supposedly use very often. 0___o

    Well I know 3 since i guessed what kitty means...
     

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