There is a new trend amongst teenagers nowadays, to use code language, a sophisticated method to communicate with their peers in social networking sites such as Facebook. Facebook is extremely popular amongst users, especially teens who look to build their own network of friends online.
To shut out their personal affairs from parents who often tend to keep them under the leash and to express their views amongst their own age group, these teens have managed to use code words which cannot be understood by their parents, employers et al.
For instance, the term used to express that they are drunk, inebriated is getting MWI, the meaning concealed, unknown to their parents, these teens post messages in social networking websites such as Facebook.
In order to maintain a certain degree of privacy and to block parents from knowing what they are upto, these teens have discovered a means to communicate within themselves, using specific online terms – a slang which is incomprehensible to people outside their own group.
Being in a relationship is termed to be taken or ownageeee – a term used to signify that the person in question is committed. Ridneck is yet another codeword being used, signifying embarrassment. Some researchers believe that such a deliberate play with words, distorting their meanings and mis-spelling them is to make an attempt at blocking and keeping adults away from their online personal pages, allowing them to communicate with one another without hassles of being found out.
This trend will increase as the number of users using Facebook increase dramatically every single day. There is a need for an open forum, in which parents and their teens understand each other better, building trust, which lets teens the freedom to convey their opinions, uninhibited.
Some Of The CODES Used Are:
- LOL = Laughing Out Loud
- ROFL=Rolling On the Floor, Laughing
- TTYL = Talk to You Later
- BRB = Be Right Back
- OMG = Oh My Goodness
- WTF = What The F***
- B2W = Back to Work
- L8R = Later
- PIR = Parents In Room
- OTB = Off to Bed
- ^5 = High Five
- FMCL = fell off chair laughing
- lmao=laughing my @ss off
- PMSL= pi**ing my self laughing
- TY=Thank you
- CU = See You