Nottinghamshire Police reveal the secret terms teenagers are using online - How many do you know?

  • #ana - anorexia
  • #deb - depression
  • #sue - suicide
  • #svv - self-harming behaviour
  • #thinsp - thinspiration (photos or messages that inspire an effort to become thin)
  • 9 - a parent is watching
  • 420 - marijuana
  • ASL - age, sex, location
  • CD9 - parents are around
  • Crow - cannabis
  • CU46 - see you for sex
  • Daddy - can mean a partner who takes good care of you affectionately or someone with great influence and power over you
  • Down in the DM - short for plans in their social media or texts for an upcoming sexual hook-up
  • F2F or FTF - face to face
  • FWB - friends with benefits
  • FYEO - for your eyes only
  • GNOC - get naked on camera
  • Hooking up - having sex
  • ‘I know a way you can earn money fast’ - a possible way of asking for photos/webcam access or a way to get information to blackmail a young person
  • ‘I know someone who can get you a modelling job’ - a possible way of asking for photos and flattering the young person
  • IRL - in real life
  • IWSN - I want sex now
  • Let’s go private - leave the public chatroom and create a private chat or move to instant-messaging/texting
  • LMIRL - let’s meet in real life
  • KPC - keep parents clueless
  • Merked - really drunk or beaten up or getting found out or getting told off
  • MIRL - meeting in real life
  • Molly - ecstasy/MDMA (unless they really do have a friend called Molly! Context is everything)
  • MOOS - member of the opposite sex
  • MOS - mum over shoulder
  • Moving to (someone) - approaching, either aggressively or romantically
  • Netflix 'n Chill - to meet under the pretence of watching Netflix/TV together when actually planning to meet for ‘making out’ or sex
  • NIFOC - naked in front of computer
  • NSFL - not safe for life
  • NSFW - not safe for work
  • P911 or P999 - parents are watching
  • POS - parents over shoulder
  • Pre-ing - pre-drinking
  • RU/18 - are you over 18?
  • Sket - insulting term used towards girls
  • Smash - to have casual sex
  • Swipe right - term of approval derived from dating app Tinder
  • Thirsty - being desperate for something
  • Trolling - fooling someone - often used when people are commenting nasty abuse online
  • Wavey - drunk or high
  • ‘Where’s your computer in your house?’ - possibly a way of checking to see if parents might be around
  • ‘Who/What’s your favourite band/designer/film/gear?’ - possibly a way of trying to get to know more so that they can offer gifts
  • Wired - drug induced paranoia
  • WYRN - what’s your real name?
  • Zerg - to gang up on someone

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  • 4eae - for ever and ever
  • AND - any day now
  • AF - as f**k
  • Aired - ignoring someone
  • Are you parring me? - are you showing me disrespect?
  • B - babe (can be just a friend)
  • Bae - short for ‘baby’ and used as a term of endearment for a significant other such as a boyfriend or girlfriend. Short for ‘before anyone else’
  • Basic - lacking originality
  • Begfriend - someone who sucks up to someone else
  • BFN - bye for now
  • BOL - be on later
  • Bookie - weird or disgusting
  • Booted - left behind or dumped
  • Bye Felicia - dismissive term when you want an annoying person to go away
  • Curve - to reject someone romantically
  • Dime - someone who is extremely good looking
  • Ghost - ghosting someone is to completely ignore someone suddenly, usually as a nasty way of breaking up with someone
  • GLHF - good luck, have fun
  • HT or H/T - heard through
  • HAK - hugs and kisses
  • IANAL - I am not a lawyer
  • ILY or ILU - I love you
  • IU2U - it’s up to you
  • IYKWIM - if you know what I mean
  • J4F - just for fun
  • J/K - just kidding
  • Kicked - left behind
  • Low key - a warning that what they’re saying isn’t something they want everyone to know
  • PAP - post a picture
  • Peng or tidy - really attractive
  • Preeing - looking at someone online (also know as ‘Facebook stalking’)
  • RL - real life
  • Salty - to be bitter about something or someone
  • Ship - relationship or to admire a couple (such as ‘I ship them’)
  • Sip tea - to mind your own business
  • Skurt - go away or leave
  • Slept - to knock someone out
  • Stacked - built, really muscly, toned
  • Swag - confidence or fancy clothes/jewellery
  • SWAK - sealed with a kiss
  • SWYP - so what’s your problem?
  • TBR - to be rude
  • Throw shade - to give someone a nasty look or say something unpleasant about them
  • VSF - very sad face
  • WTH or WTF - what the heck?
  • WTPA - where’s the party at?
  • WYCM - will you call me?
  • WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get
  • YGM - you’ve got mail
  • YOLO - you only live once

0 voters

  • 3 - a symbol designed to represent a cat face, to be used after saying something cute, odd or coy
  • 2day - today
  • Acc - actually
  • AFAIK - as far as I know
  • AFK - away from keyboard
  • ATM - at the moment
  • B4 - before
  • Baffed - confused
  • Banter - fun chat
  • Bare or bear - ‘really really’
  • B/C - because
  • BF or GF - boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Blates - obviously
  • Blessed - nice person
  • Boots - a way to say ‘very’ or ‘a lot’ - it’s used after the verb or adjective
  • BRB - be right back
  • Bromance - close friendship between two boys
  • Bruh - a casual nickname for ‘bro’
  • BTW - by the way
  • Buck me - give me
  • Buff - attractive
  • Can’t even - an expression of exasperation
  • CBA - can’t be bothered
  • Cray - crazy
  • Cuz - friend
  • Dench - fantastic/cool
  • Dope - really cool/awesome
  • DWBH - don’t worry be happy

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  • Fail - something goes wrong
  • Fam - their closest friends
  • FB - Facebook
  • Feels - feelings
  • FF - Follow Friday
  • Fierce - looking amazing/incredible
  • FOMO - fear of missing out
  • FTL - for the loss
  • FTW - for the win
  • FWIW - for what it’s worth
  • FYI - for your information
  • G - a friend (boy to boy)
  • Gassed - happy
  • GOAT - greatest of all time
  • GR8 - great
  • GTG - got to go
  • Gucci - something is good or cool
  • HAND - have a nice day
  • Hella - really
  • HTH - hope this helps or happy to help
  • Hundo P - 100% sure/certain
  • IDEK - I don’t even know
  • IDK - I don’t know
  • IIRC - if I remember correctly
  • IK - I know
  • IKR - I know right?
  • Ill - fantastic or cool
  • IMHO - in my honest opinion
  • IMO - in my opinion
  • Is everything - great/important
  • It’s lit - it’s cool/awesome
  • I’m weak - that was funny

0 voters

  • Jarring - annoying
  • Jokes - really funny
  • JSYK - just so you know
  • K or KK - okay
  • Legend - someone or something considered very cool
  • LMAO or LMBO - laughing my butt off
  • LMK - let me know
  • Lol - laugh out loud
  • MM - Music Monday
  • MSM - mainstream media
  • NM - never mind
  • NMU - not much, you?
  • NP - no problem or now playing
  • NTS - note to self
  • Obvi - obviously
  • OMG - oh my God
  • On fleek - on point or executed really well
  • ORLY - oh really?
  • OTP - the fictional couple you think were meant to be together
  • Peak - unfortunate
  • Pls or plz - please
  • PPL - people
  • RAK - random act of kindness
  • ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing
  • Safe - reliable or good person
  • SSDD - same stuff, different day
  • Savage - cool
  • Sick - fantastic/cool
  • Slay - doing really well
  • Squad - their friend group
  • SMH - shaking my head
  • Snatched - same as ‘on fleek’
  • SRSLY - seriously
  • Straight fire - something is hot or trendy
  • Swear - are you serious?
  • TMI - too much information
  • TMRW - tomorrow
  • To be down/pumped for something - excited to do something
  • Truss - I agree
  • TTYL - talk to you later
  • Turnt/turnt up - same as ‘lit’
  • TY or TU - thank you
  • Ur - your/you’re
  • YAS - enthusiastic version of yes
  • You da real MVP - thanks for doing a mundane but important task
  • YW - you’re welcome
  • Wag1 or wagwan - what’s up?
  • WB - welcome back
  • Woke - highly aware of social issues
  • ZOMG - oh my God

0 voters

How about TL;DR

I did the first poll, but I can’t be arsed to read through the rest.

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TL,DR

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Totally misunderstood the ‘mum over shoulder’ one

Looks like they’ve missed SOAWJO.

A rookie mistake…

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Weird how ‘sips tea’ is the opposite of ‘spilling the tea’ (or just ‘the tea’), which is gossiping.

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MATE

it’s not 1995, we’re not all sharing the one family computer in the hallway

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Also, none of the basics like PCBE, M9, 85%, CWBAFT, AQOS?

I’m not sure these Nottingham police chappies really know how the internets work at all tbh tbf…

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Hope they also just asked some teenagers and they just made a load of shit up.
Teenager - Oh, yeah, don’t forget “Get yer Clogs”, that means score some dope
Police - ok, great, this is good stuff, thanks

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The H in “IMHO” doesn’t mean “honest”, poll is invalid.

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I’m sure loads of these are real, but I’m getting a real BALTIMORA vibe from some of them…

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:thinking:

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Are your kids texting about DiS?

FOMO - fans of Mogwai online
SMH - sad music here
WTF - Weezer’s top, first (album)
Plz - Pendulum at Leeds zinger

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I am not a lawyer :sweat_smile: why the fuck is that common enough to have an acronym?

Rio Ferdinand is turning in his grave over this flagrant misappropriation of “merked”

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Because of Reddit people giving terrible legal advice :expressionless:

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Bloody kids these days, going around assuming everybody has undergone extensive legal training.

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That was main concern in this list

Ahh of course.