I was talking to some of the other programmers, and we thought it would be a cool idea to start a website that had translations of the slang that kids use." Jones created in 2005, and as more readers have submitted terms related to drugs and sex, what started out as a fun little lexicon of innocuous shortcuts has become a valuable educational tool for parents to learn about what their children are up to.
Hate letters from teens Children across the country are heading back to school, and new research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that a third of parents are concerned computers and texting make it harder to communicate with media-engrossed teens about sex, drugs, alcohol and other risky behaviors.
Just went to the bathroom at the [bar/party/restaurant] and took off my underwear.
Jones, a computer programmer in Allen Park, Michigan, quickly realized the messages weren't from his boss -- they were from his boss' children who were hanging out at the office with their father for the day.
As a joke, they'd gone into their dad's AOL account and sent silly, innocent instant messages to everyone in the office, and none of the adults could understand the shortcuts and slang.
If you dare to peek at their tweets and posts, other than a near hieroglyphic scroll of emoji, you'll find a language of all their own. Then, never use them, because there's nothing more out of place than a parent who is trying to fit in.
Below are terms that have been rolling off kids tongues, popping up in songs and memes, and generally floating around the Internet lately. AF: Technically an acronym for "as f#¢&," it means extremely.
I know you're busy today, but can you add one thing to your to-do list?
[With a picture of your inner thigh or cleavage — without showing anything X-rated.]Had a very dirty dream about you last night. See if you can decipher this abbreviation: OMG IWUIMUsing one hand to write this text and press the send button.
All you need is time and patience for this science experiment. This one uses ammonia, so make sure a parent is close by.
Weathermen always go on about how the air pressure around us makes a big difference on the weather.
Can't even: An expression of exasperation, "can't even" can't even finish the sentence, it's that frustrated.