Has Your Teen's Secret Sexting Code Been Cracked?

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Hey, WTTP? Maybe if we like what we see we can MIRL. I know of a good 1174.

Does that make sense to you? Me neither. But, if CNN is to be believed, these are a sampling of the acronyms used by teenagers on the web who are looking to get frisky without getting caught.

CNN published an article yesterday titled “28 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Should Know.” The acronyms, they claim, are used frequently by teens looking to swap nude pictures online or meet up for sex.

Of course, there’s some debate about how often these acronyms are really used, but we’ll get to that later. For now, here’s the list:

1. IWSN - I want sex now

2. GNOC - Get naked on camera

3. NIFOC - Naked in front of computer

4. PIR - Parent in room

CU46 - See you for sex

6. 53X - Sex

7. 9 - Parent watching

8. 99 - Parent gone

9. 1174' - Party meeting place

10. THOT - That hoe over there

11. CID - Acid (the drug)

12. Broken - Hungover from alcohol

13. 420 - Marijuana

14. POS - Parent over shoulder

15. SUGARPIC - Suggestive or erotic photo

16. KOTL - Kiss on the lips

17. (L)MIRL - Let's meet in real life

18. PRON - Porn

19. TDTM - Talk dirty to me

20. 8 - Oral sex

21. CD9 - Parents around/Code 9

22. IPN - I'm posting naked

23. LH6 - Let's have sex

24. WTTP - Want to trade pictures?

25. DOC - Drug of choice

26. TWD - Texting while driving

27. GYPO - Get your pants off

28. KPC- Keeping parents clueless

Got it? Now go look at your teenager’s phone and weep. They’re probably having 53X on CID as we speak. 

Do young people really talk like this to each other? Gizmodo writer Mario Aguilar sought to find out. To do so, he used the acronyms during a handful of chats with people on the web. Long story short, they had no clue what he was talking about. Here are a few examples:

Sources: CNN, Gizmodo / Photo Credit: Examiner