Sometimes it seems like teens have a language of their own, especially when they chat or text their friends. Have you ever wondered what some of those terms mean? The list below explains what each term means, so you'll know which ones are positive and which ones may signal inappropriate behavior online.
1174': Meeting place for a party
53X: Sex ("sex" spelled with numbers)
AF: acronym for "As F***", used to emphasize emotions or qualifiers. For example: "Excited AF!"
bae: "Before Anyone Else", is an affectionate term used to refer to couples or the person they like.
Cook session: term that describes how one or more children attack another child on social networks (cyberbullying).
CU46: abbreviation for "See you for sex" or we see each other to have sex.
dox: when someone maliciously reveals personal information such as address, phone number or private name of social networks. Among teenagers this can occur as revenge when a romantic relationship ends.
GNOC: initials of "Get naked on camera" or undress in front of the camera.
GOAT: initials of "Greatest of all time" or the best of all time.
ILY: "I love you." Love you.
IWSN: "I want sex now" or I want sex now.
Lmao: "Laughing My A-- Off" a vulgar way of saying "I'm laughing a lot". In many cases the person is not actually laughing.
NIFOC: "Naked in front of computer" or I am naked in front of the computer.
PIR: "Parent in room" or "father in the room" used to warn the person on the other side of the screen to be careful what they say and do, or as an explanation for not responding.
POS: "Parent over shoulder" or father watching the screen behind me. Also used to warn the other person.
Shipping: A way of saying "relationship" often used to say that someone (or a fictional character) should start a relationship with someone else.
Snapped: verb related to Snapchat, used to describe sending a video or photo within this social network. For example: "She snapped me a picture"
Vamping - Reference to the behavior of vampires and their preference for the night. This term, invented by teenagers, refers to staying up all night using social networks or doing other online activities. Often called "our time" or "nuestro tiempo" because it is in that time that teenagers feel that they can be alone and do what they really want online without having to worry about their parents, homework and other activities. It's important to be aware of how vamping affects the adolescent's sleep cycle and thus their development.
YOLO: Abbreviation for "you only live once", a phrase related to enjoying life, not taking things too seriously, and living in the moment.