Text Messages Translated
For befuddled parents who need help navigating the jumbled world of teenage texts (“511″ means “too much information”), consider the following apps.
LRNtheLingo: The app defines text acronyms; the latest lingo (“gank” means “steal”), and explains emoticons.
Netlingo: Provides a long and amusing list of definitions. For example:
- AMRMTYFTS: All My Roommates Thank You For The Show
- AYTMTB: And You’re Telling Me This Because
- Gratz: Congratulations
Cyberbullying watchdogs list the apps as useful tools for parents to be aware of the meaning of the texts their kids receive.
BB4N. (Bye-bye for now.)