What Is Your Child Texting About? This Meme Has The Answers
These days it's almost impossible to keep up with all the new text acronyms, especially when you're a less-than-hip mom or dad. In fact, most parents would have to hire an FBI-trained code breaker to figure out what any of their kids' messages mean. This is surely what inspired this week's texting codes meme, which will help parents all over become EXPERTS on the gosh darn acronyms their children are using.
Is your child texting about @olivegarden? Here’s a quick guide to find out:
OG: Olive Garden
LMAO: love me an olive
LOL: lots of lasagna
ROFL: ravioli or flavorful linguine
BRB: breadsticks rock, bro
WTF: where’s the fettuccine
STFU: some tiramisu for us
— jillian dradzynski (@jillianallyce) January 22, 2018
Is your child texting about Classical Greek Literature?
WTF: Where's The Fleece?
GTFO: Going To Find Odysseus
ROTFL: Returning Odysseus Trounces Fleeing Lechers
JFC: Jocasta Fumbles Child-rearing
LMAO: Listen to My Ancient Oracle
STFU: Sending The Furies from the Underworld
— MechaBonaldMkV🇻🇦🐋 (@IgnatiusUnderh2) January 30, 2018
Is your child texting about the Silmarillion?
LOL: Lay Of Luthien
FFS: Fëanor Forges Silmarils
LMAO: Look, Melkor, Arda’s Over you
TTYS: Túrin Turambar it’s Your Sister
STFU: Shoot! The Fearsome Ungoliant!
IMO: Illúvatar’s Musical Originality
— Elena Trueba (@elena_trueba) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about the War of 1812?
LMAO - loyalist militia attacking ohio
WTF - warn the federalists
SMH - send more horses
GTG - garrison troops guarding
FML - fort mackinac liberated
BBW - british burning washington
— Alex with an ex (@psybermonkey) January 25, 2018
Is your child texting about Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals™️?
FML Freshly Made Lunch
WTF Want These Fried?
IDC Ice ‘Dem Cakes
SMH She Made Hamburgers
STFU Stir The Food Unceasingly
FTW Family Time? Woohoo!
LMAO Let’s Mince An Onion
WYD Wow, Yumm-O, Delish!
— Mikey XCX (@Limentaco) January 28, 2018
Is your child texting about tide pods? Know the signs:
WYD: Where’s Your Detergent
WTF: Want Tide Fast
LOL: Load Of Laundry
PPL: Pod Party Later
ETA: Eat Tide Always
SMD: Share My Detergent
TTYL: Turnt on Tide YoLo
— Jenn McAllister (@jennmcallister) January 30, 2018
Is your child texting about Randy Jackson?
BRB: Bring Randy Back
SMD: Sup My Dawg
WYD: Where’s Your dawg?
YGTH: You’re Going To Hollywood
— Caroline Moore (@Caroline_Mooree) January 29, 2018
is your child texting about Les Miserables
LOL: Love Our Lamarcke
ICYMI: I’m Convict You Mistook Inspector
JK: Javert Knows
BRB: Barricade Ready Boys
GTFO: Go Take Fantine’s Orphan
LMAO: Leave Marius Alone! Okay 😢
WTF: Waterloo Talk First
TTYS: Thoroughly Tell of Your Sewers
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) January 28, 2018
is your child texting about DIY music
WTF: Wicked! Trust Fund
ILU: I Love Unregulated noise levels
IDK: I Don't have a Kettle lead
<3: fewer than 3 tickets sold
GTFO: Gratitude and Tiny Fee OK?
BRB: BigJoanie Really Bang
LMAO: Listening to Martha's Album Online
— Alimony Hustle (@alimonyhustle) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about Congress?
BRB - Budget resolution brouhaha
WTF - Well, they filibustered
TTYL - Talk to your legislator
LMAO - Long markup, amendments offered
OFC - Often files cloture
— Amelia Frappolli (@AmeliaFrappolli) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about Transformers? Here's what their texts really mean:
WTF: wow, trans formers!
LMAO: leaders: megatron and optimus
BRB: bumblebee rarely breaks
TFW: thundercracker fractures windows
ROFL: ravage often feels lonely
STFU: sometimes they fight unicron
— Graham Thomson (@grhmthmsn) January 23, 2018
is your child texting about @starwars?
brb- bb8 races beautifully
lol- leia orders luke
smh-sassy mark hamill
tbhd-tears because han dies
stfu- set the falcon up
idgaf-ignite dat galaxy and force
idc-is D2 caroused?
btw-bring the wookiees
— amandᵘʰʰʰʰ (@itsamandaeileen) January 15, 2018
Is your child texting about #biochemistry?
LOL: liters of lysate
WTF: where’s the fluorescence?
TBH: that baseline’s high…
BRB: better run a bradford
OMG: one more gel
TGIF: that gel is f*cked
LMAO: let me ask online
— Brianna Bibel (@biochem_bri) January 29, 2018
is your child texting about Lord of the Rings?
LOL: Love Our Legolas
SMH: Shadowfax My Homie
GTFO: Going To Fight Orcs
LMAO: Let's Meet Aragorn, Okay
WTF: We Thank Faramir
TTYS: Treebeard Takes You Slowly
— Zach Freshley (@Z_Fresh7) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about the babysitters club? KNOW THE SIGNS
LOL: Layers over leggings
SMDH: Stacey Might Die! Hmkay?
JK: Jeans, Kristy?
BTW: Bicoastal, tearful weddings
FTW: Five teen workaholics!
LMAO: Love Mary-Anne’s Organisation
BRB: Better Respect Babysitting
— lana del rat (@HungryandFrozen) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about Pokemon? Find out:
WTF: Water Types Fierce
ROFL: Rayquaza Officially Favorite Legendary
STFU: Snorlax's Too Fat Usually
TBH: Taught Blastoise HydroPump
BTW: Brock the Womanizer
GTG: Gyarados the GOAT
PFTMID: Prepare For Trouble, Make It Double
— Smosh (@smosh) January 30, 2018
is your child texting about Charles Dickens
WTF: Worse Than Fagin
OMFG: Old Marley’s a Freaky Ghost
GTFO: Give That Food to Oliver!
IMHO: Is Miss Havisham Okay
LMAO: Love to Mistreat An Orphan! 😂
SMDH: Stop the Madame DeFarge Horror
TTYL: Tiny Tim, You’ll Live!
— the library haunter 🦉 (@SketchesbyBoze) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about intersectional feminism?
lol: liberating ourselves locally
tbh: talking bout heteropatriarchy
btw: be truly woke
tbt: trust black transwomen
smh: straight male hegemony
lmao: learn, mobilize, and organize
idc: immigrants dismantling colonialism
— Sasha Costanza-Chock (@schock) January 29, 2018
Is your child texting about 90s-era X-Men?
LOL: Lots Of Longshot
FFS: Forge Fuckin' Storm
LMAO: Leech Makes Artie Omelettes
TTYS: Time Travel Your Summerses
STFU: S'ym Tries For Underworld
IMO: In Mojo's Opinion
— Benjamin Birdie (@BenjaminBirdie) January 30, 2018
Is your child texting about brands?
BRB: busy retweeting brands
OMG: order more goods!
MIMBF: MoonPie is my best friend
IB4B: I brake for business
LIT: lost in trends
PLMAIDAL: please leave me alone I’m designing a logo
HAHA: hire a huge accountant
ROI: right on, Ian
— MoonPie (@MoonPie) January 30, 2018
Is your child texting about Ichthyology?
OMG: Oh my gars
LOL: Love Ocean Life
WTF: Where’s the fish?
FML: Fishing more lakes
BTW: Boating to Work
LMAO: Let’s meet at ocean
TL;DR: trawl low;deep reefs
TGIF: Try Getting Ichthyology Fever
— Prosanta Chakrabarty (@PREAUX_FISH) January 28, 2018
So there you have it, parents! Once you figure out what your child's interests are, you can use these handy dandy guides to properly monitor their texting and prevent them from leaving the house to go fight orcs!
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