Trying to decipher teenage lingo can be a little exhausting for parents. It can be a totally bewildering experience just eavesdropping on a teenagers phone call.
But if you stumble across a conversation on social media, chances are you’ll feel like you need to hire a cryptologist.
Words or acronyms can take a whole new meaning with a hashtag slapped in front of it. They also help social network users on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Facebook, generate or join a specific conversation on that topic.
Toni Birdsong on McAfee.com writes, “In the world of teen communication, however, a hashtag can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags for a parent . . . if that parent is paying attention.”
And if you’re like a lot of other parents out there, completely lost when they grab their teenager’s cell phone or iPad, BlackEnterprise.com has got you covered. Here’s what we know:
#WCW= Woman Crush Wednesday
#MCM= Man Crush Monday
#OOTD= Outfit of the Day
#TBT= Throwback Thursday
#FBF= Flashback Friday
#FOE= Family Over Everything
#MOTD= Makeup of the Day
#TBH= To Be Honest
#TT = transformation Tuesday, losing weight, change of appearance
#OTF= Only the family