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14 Dec 2016

Online Language - How familiar are you with new-age 'coded' conversation?

Acronyms of today have fast evolved from the ever popular OMG, (Oh my god) and LOL (Laughing out loud), with many people now employing a raft of new abbreviations for their social media conversations.

It makes sense when you think about it, many social media platforms used in this day and age are based on short and snappy communication, so why waste all our time typing out full words when we can speed up our discussions and use abbreviations?

Whilst many choose to use this tactic everyday as a way to speed up communication with their friends and family, there are those who choose to do so as a way of enticing victims into 'coded' conversations, with not so innocent intent.

For example 'GNOC' (Get naked on camera) and 'PAW' (Parents are watching) are typical abbreviations used by many groomers and their victims when engaged in sexual and dangerous conversation. 

It's important to understand what these new-age abbreviations actually stand for, so that you can spot when a seemingly 'innocent' conversation isn't perhaps what it appears to be and prevent any risks from escalating.

Below are some examples of today's new-age online abbreviations:

LOL - Laugh out loud

GTG - Got to go

GNOC - Get naked on camera

YOLO - You only live once

WTTP- Want to trade pictures?

CU46 - See you for sex

FOMO - Fear of missing out

OMW - On my way

BRB - Be right back

AMA - Ask me anything

WYCM - Will you call me?

DM - Direct Message

YIWGP - Yes I will go private

TTYL - Talk to you later

ILY - I love you

TDTM - Talk dirty to me

FYI - For your information

TTYS - Talk to you soon

PIR - Parent in room

KPC- Keeping Parents Clueless

MLAS - My lips are sealed

TMI - Too much information

FBO - Facebook official

WDUL - Where do you live?

WYRN -  What's your real name?

LMK - Let me know

99 - Parent gone

F2F - Face to face

PAW / 9 - Parents are watching

OMG - Oh my god

LMIRL - Let's meet in real life

ASL - Age/sex/location

How many did you already know? Let us know by leaving your comments below.

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