WYSIWYG - Can you decipher internet acronyms?

16th December 2016 Adele Bannister News No comments

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.

 

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It makes sense when you think about it; many social media platforms used today are based on short, snappy communication. Why waste all our time typing out full words, when we can hasten our discussions and use acronyms? While many do this everyday as a way to speed up communication with their friends and family, there are those who choose to do so as a tactic to entice 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
 

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