Saturday, March 03, 2007

Teens Have Secrets!

This will be a quick post. Have to run off and do my podcast. But I have come across numerous articles where the journalist tries to point out that (gasp!) teens are keeping secrets from their parents by texting messages in code only understandable to fellow teens. And it's supposed to be alarming, and frighten parents. But parents don't have to stay in the dark. There are websites parents can visit to decode their kids' texts. Here's a quick test. How many of you know what the following codes mean?


You can look them up at a decoder site. In any case, I actually am just writing about this topic to empower parents. I think parents need to come up with their own secret speak so that their teens can't read their messages. Naturally, you should all chime in with your thoughts.

Here are some:

CPMM = Can't Pay My Mortgage
GTKCF = Gambled the Kid's College Fund
SGTBAS/SGTBAB = Someone's going to be a sister/brother
INSHMY= I never should have married you
INSHHD = I never should have had kids

You know, things like that. Any ideas?


VagabondLoafer said...

Try this one Laura!


Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men ....

271 words/characters.
Thank goodness for macros.

Kevekev101 said...


Wait for the kids to fall asleep then we'll do that thing you want to do, but no matter how much you beg I'm not going to do that other thing. Maybe on your birthday.

duboisist said...

I don't understand "GRTG," but then again I don't like to chat.
Funny post and funny comments.


That not really a teen, They're from Dateline.

Tim said...



I think we should se other people.

It's not you, it's me.

Butternut said...

IMMP - I missed my period
TWYMS - That's what your mom said
PAGTWLPT - Parents are gone this weekend, let's play Twister
WAS - What a slut
MEK - Methyl ethyl ketone
LLOL - *literally* laughing out loud

and of course


P.S. The word for today is "Necrozoophilia"

Laura Swisher said...

The best "we should actually start using this code" award goes to...LLOL, even though I didn't LLOL, it's high time we get some actual clarification on what "laugh" really means. Kudos, Butternut.