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CYBER DICTIONARY

Many parents are unaware of their kids' online activities. Do you really know what your kids are doing online?

According to a new survey commissioned by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cox Communications, only about half of the parents surveyed were monitoring their kids' online activity daily or weekly. The other half of the parents said that they don't have or don't know if they have software on their computer(s) capable of monitoring where their teens go online or with whom they interact. Additional findings include:

*42% of parents don't review the content that their teen(s) are reading and/or writing
in chat rooms or instant messages;

*Parents are not familiar with the most common IM shorthand/lingo, i.e:

*57% of parents don't know LOL (laughing out loud)

*68% don't now BRB (be right back)

*92% were unaware that A/S/L means age/sex/location

*95% of parents weren't familiar with POS (parents over shoulder) and P911 (parent alert);

*28% of parents don't know if their teens are speaking with strangers online;

*30% of parents let their teens use computers in private areas of the home (e.g. bedroom, office).

If you’re not a kid or you are a kid new to web surfing, you probably don’t understand cyberspace lingo. Our cyberspace dictionary gives you a clearer understanding of how to protect children.

Address
A web site's location. Sometimes address is used as shorthand for an individual’s personal email address.

Attachment
A file that arrives with an email. You will know if an email has an attachment with it because it has a little icon of a paperclip appearing with the email. Do not open the attachment by clicking on it. If you know who the sender is right click on it and save it on your desktop and run a virus scan to be sure it is virus free before you open it. If you don't know who it is from them don't open it and delete it.

Block
An instruction given to your computer not to allow certain types of activity and emails on your computer, as well as stopping access to particular web pages or chatrooms.

Browser
The address bar which allows you to use the world wide web. The two best known ones are Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Another called Foxfire or Mozilla is becoming popular.

Cable modem
A special device which allows you to access the internet using cable TV.

Compact disc (CD)
Most modern software is now supplied on a CD. CD writers (and re-writers) are very common. This allows you to copy large volumes of material. This can increase the risk of a virus entering your system and also increase the risk of potentially undesirable material coming into your home.

Chat
A means of communicating with people more or less instantaneously by typing messages which then appear on your computer screen, and are transmitted across the internet to be read by everyone else participating in the chat at that time. The conversation continues through the exchange of messages. Chat can either be moderated or unmoderated. In the latter case the conversation will be completely unsupervised and records of it are generally not kept. It is very easy to fake an identity when participating in a chat so be especially wary.

Chatroom
A place where chat happens on the internet.

Chatting
Taking part in a chat.

Click
Pressing on one of the buttons on a mouse to execute a command.

Computer network
A collection or series of computers that are connected to each other and generally can swap information very easily and rapidly.

Conference
Similar to a chat only a conference will probably be arranged for a certain time and on a certain subject. Chatrooms, by contrast, are running all the time and people dip in and out of them.

Cyberspace
Another way of referring to the internet.

Disc
There are several kinds of discs: ordinary floppies, which are plastic squares normally containing up to 1.4 megabytes of data (although newer versions can contain a great deal more). DVDs (digital versatile dics) have enormous storage capacities. Hard discs are generally inside a computer and store your programees and data. These can be huge: their capacity is measured in gigabytes, ie in thousands of megabytes.

E-commerce
Buying and selling over the internet.

Electronic signature
A special, encrypted code that identifies you to the recipient of an email.

Encryption
Software that takes any computer-readable data and converts it into an unreadable code that can only be unscrambled and made readable again by someone with the correct key.

Email
A message sent over the internet. It can be sent only to one person or many. Unsolicited email is known as spam.

Email address
Your personal and unique address on the internet. It is often used as the basic means of identifying an internet user, eg when they subscribe to services or join in chats.

Filter
A means of preventing certain types of material from reaching your computer while allowing others from the same source. You may want to filter out websites that show adult or violent images, but allow sites that show only low levels.

Icon
An image which tells you about a specific function, eg a picture of a printer generally means that if you just click on that picture it will go into the print routine. These icons are alternatives to typing in often long-winded or difficult to remember commands.

Instant messaging (IM)
A form of chat. You can join a service and then whenever you log on to the internet your name will appear in a central register. You can then be contacted by anyone on the register although you will, of course, have to agree to accept their call. With some of the more popular forms of instant messaging you join a club and all members of the club are notified when any other member logs on.

Internet
A global network of connected computers.

Internet café
Public places where computers are connected to the internet. Many places will let you use the machines without having to buy any food or drink. Rarely do these places have filtering or blocking software in place and the levels of supervision and support available can vary enormously.

Internet service provider (ISP)
A commercial company that provides internet access. They charge a monthly fee ... you just pay for the phone calls. Some of the larger ISPs include substantial resources and areas specially designed for children. Check out what is on offer.

Log on
To enter your password and gain access to a computer or a network.

Log off
To sign off from a computer or a network.

Minimize
Most programs allow you to minimize them, usually by clicking once on an icon in the top right-hand side of the screen. This allows you to have several different programmes running at once but it also allows you to rapidly hide something that might be on your screen that you don’t want prying eyes to see. It’s a way kids can switch between homework and games!

Moderated chatroom
A chatroom where, usually, an adult is present to make sure the conversations taking place there do not break the company’s policies about online behavior. Some companies do not have a moderator in their chatrooms. They use software which looks for particular words. If the words appear a moderator is notified and goes to take a look. If someone in the chatroom is found to be breaking the rules usually they will first be warned and then, if they persist, they can be thrown out and barred. However someone who is barred can just create a new email address. This gives them a new internet identity and they can get back in.

Moderator
A person who polices and supervises a chatroom, or a newsgroup. Ask your internet service provider if they use moderators and, if they do, how they recruit and train, and what checks moderators go through before being taken on .

Modem
A device for connecting a computer to the telephone system so it can access the internet or other computers.

Mouse
A handheld device used for pointing and clicking as a means of issuing commands to a computer.

Net smart
Being aware of the potential pitfalls of the internet and how to avoid them, or deal with them. It’s a modern equivalent of being streetwise.

Network
A collection or series of computers that are connected to each other and generally can swap information very easily and rapidly.

Newsgroups
Like an electronic bulletin board where people with common interests can keep in touch and up to date. You post to the newsgroup using email and you can often include attachments. Much of the illegal material on the net circulates through newsgroups.

Online
If you are online you are live on the internet.

Parental control software
Programs that allow parents or other responsible adults to control various aspects of how a particular computer or network might interact with the internet. Some internet service providers offer free parental control software to members.

Password
A code that gives you access to a computer or a network, or to some functions within a program. If anyone else discovers the password they can pretend to be you or they can override any security settings you might have put in place. Most parental control software uses passwords. If your child reaches a site which you have blocked it will not be visible to the child but you could, by entering the password, allow it to be seen. Obviously therefore, if your child learns the password, they can get through to the site you want to block.

PIN
Personal information number: the same as a password only usually in number form only.

Posting
A posting is a message of some kind, usually in the form of an email sent to a newsgroup or a chatroom.

Search engine
If you do not already know the address of a website you can use a search engine to find it for you. You can type the subject matter you're looking for, eg ‘England.' Some search engines will give you more than you want, as they can bring back thousands of replies, including some which are very far from what you are likely to be looking for. There are specialist search engines specifically for children, eg Yahooligans and other kids sites which tend only to search among child friendly sites.

Site
A specific location on the internet, generally a website.

Software
Otherwise known as a program, which allows your computer to perform certain tasks. Microsoft’s Word, for example, is a piece of software which does word-processing.

Spam
Unsolicited and unwanted email. A high proportion of spam is pornographic and much of the rest is linked to financial scams of some kind.

Stranger danger
The risk that an unknown person, either an adult or a child, might do some harm to your children, generally through deceiving them or through some other kind of manipulation. In some of the more extreme cases on the internet, children have been persuaded to indulge in illegal sexual acts which they have photographed and sent to the strangers who asked them to do it in the first place. There have been cases where children have gone to meet people they have met on the internet, only to discover they were not who they claimed to be and were often a lot older. Some children have been raped following such encounters.

Subscribe
When you subscribe to something on the internet it is often free. You give your email address to a site, eg your favorite record club or shopping site, and they send you information about themselves or their activities, events and so on. This can be a valuable service but check to make sure that whoever you are giving your email address to will not then pass it on to third parties, as they will bombard you with offers for commercial goods and services you will never need or want.

Surf
When you are moving around between and within web sites you are surfing.

Surf smart
Being aware of the potential pitfalls of the internet and how to avoid them, or deal
with them. It’s a modern equivalent of being streetwise.

URL
An abbreviation for uniform resource locator, another way of saying address.

Usenet
This means the same as newsgroup.

Virus
A malicious piece of software which can do great damage to your computer or the programs on it. They often come as attachments to emails or on discs which might have been swapped, in a playground for instance. It is very important to use anti-virus software to prevent them getting into your system and to prevent you from passing them on to anyone else.

Web
The web, or the world wide web.

Web browser
The address bar on the Internet that allows you to use the world wide web. The two best known ones are Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

Web cam
A camera made specially to work with a computer. It can transmit still or video pictures, with or without sound, across the internet.

Key points for interpreting leetspeak

Numbers are often used as letters. The term "leet" could be written as
"1337," with "1" replacing the letter L, "3" posing as a backwards letter E, and "7" resembling the letter T. Others include "8" replacing the letter B, "9" used as a G, "0" (zero) in lieu of O, and so on.

Non-alphabet characters can be used to replace the letters they resemble. For example, "5" or even "$" can replace the letter S. Applying this style, the word "leetspeek" can be written as "133t5p33k" or even "!337$p34k," with "4" replacing the letter A.

Letters can be substituted for other letters that may sound alike. Using "Z" for a final letter S, and "X" for words ending in the letters C or K is common. For example, leetspeekers might refer to their computer "5x1llz" (skills).

Rules of grammar are rarely obeyed. Some leetspeekers will capitalize every letter except for vowels (LiKe THiS) and otherwise reject conventional English style and grammar, or drop vowels from words (such as converting very to "vry").

Mistakes are often left uncorrected. Common typing misspellings (typos) such as "teh" instead of the are left uncorrected or sometimes adopted to replace the correct spelling.

Non-alphanumeric characters may be combined to form letters. For example, using slashes to create "/\/\" can substitute for the letter M, and two pipes combined with a hyphen to form "|-|" is often used in place of the letter H. Thus, the word ham could be written as "|-|4/\/\."

The suffix "0rz" is often appended to words for emphasis or to make them plural. For example, "h4xx0rz," "sk1llz0rz," and "pwnz0rz," are plural or emphasized versions (or both) of hacks, skills, and owns.

It's important to remember that the leetspeek community encourages new forms
and awards individual creativity, resulting in a dynamic written language that
eludes consistency. However, there are a few standard terms. The following is
a sample of key words that haven't changed fundamentally (although variations
occur) since the invention of leetspeek. The first series is of particular concern,
as their use could be an indicator that your teenager is involved in hacking or
the theft of intellectual property, particularly licensed software.

Leet words of concern or indicating possible illegal activity:

"warez" or "w4r3z": Illegally copied software available for download.

"h4x": Read as "hacks," or what a malicious computer hacker does.

"pr0n": An anagram of "porn," possibly indicating the use of pornography.

"sploitz" (short for exploits): Vulnerabilities in computer software used by hackers.

"pwn": A typo-deliberate version of own, a slang term often used to express superiority over others that can be used maliciously, depending on the situation. This could also be spelled "0\/\/n3d" or "pwn3d," among other variations. Online video game bullies use this term.

Other common leet words:

"kewl": A common derivation of "cool."

"m4d sk1llz" or "mad skills": Refers to one's own talent. "m4d" itself is often used for emphasis.

"n00b," "noob," "newbie," or "newb": Combinations synonymous with new user. Some leetspeekers view "n00b" as an insult and "newbie" as an affectionate term for new users.

"w00t" or the smiley character \o/: An acronym that usually means "We Own the Other Team," used to celebrate victory in a video game.

"roxx0rs" Used in place of "rocks," typically to describe something impressive.

"d00d": Replaces the greeting or addressing someone as a "dude."

"joo" and "u": Used instead of "you." This is also commonly written as "j00" or "_|00."

"ph": often replaces "f," as in "phear" for "fear" (as in "ph34r my l33t skillz") and vice versa, such as spelling "phonetic" as "f0|\|371(."


Chat, E-Mail, Web, and chat room slang and acronyms

AAK

Alive And Kicking

AAR

At Any Rate

AAS

Alive And Smiling

ADN

Any Day Now

AFAIK

As Far As I Know

AFK

A way From the Keyboard

AFN

that's All For Now

AOTA

All Of The Above

a/s/l or asl

Age/Sex/Location - (used to ask a chatter their personal information)

AV

Avatar - Graphical representation (a picture) often used in chat rooms to depict a person that is in the room and chatting.

b4

Before

BAK

Back At Keyboard (I'm back)

BBL

Be Back Later

BBS

Be Back Soon

BCNU

I'll Be Seeing You.

b/f

Boyfriend (also shown as bf, B/F, or BF)

BEG

Big Evil Grin

BFN

Bye For Now

BMA

Bite My A**

boot

To get kicked out of a chat room, or have to restart the computer because you couldn't talk in the chat room anymore.

BR

Best Regards

BRB

Be Right Back

BRH

Be Right Here

BSEG

Big S**t Eatin Grin

BTA

But Then Again....

BTW

By The Way

btw

BeTWeen you and me ...

chat room

A web page where people gather using software that allows them to talk to one another in real time.

CRS

Can't Remember S**t

CU

See You - also posted as cya

CUS

Can't Understand S**t (stuff)

CNP

Continued in Next Post (seen more on message boards than chat)

CP

Chat Post

CUL8R

See You Later

CUOL

See You On Line

CYA

See Ya

dd, ds, dh

Darling or Dear: Dear Son, Dear Daughter, or Dear Husband.  Usually exchanged in family chats.

DDSOS

Different Day, Same Old S**t

DEGT

Don't Even Go There (I don't want to talk about it)

DIKU

Do I Know You?

DIS

Did I Say

D/L, DL, d/l, dl

Downloading, or Download it.

EG

E vil Grin

EM

E-Mail

EMA

E-mail Address (example: ?ema or ema? = what is your email address)

EOT

End Of Thread (meaning end of discussion)

ez or EZ

easy (one of the really old ones)

F2F

Face To Face

FAQ

F requently Asked Question

FISH

First In Still Here (someone who is on line TOO much)

FITB

Fill In The Blanks

flame

to insult someone.  Used when a person asks a stupid question, or says something rude to irritate the users of a chat room or message board.

FOCL

Falling Off Chair - Laughing

forum

What todays message boards are called.  Often using php as defining language to quickly write 'real time' messages and replies to a web site (or page)

FTS

F*** This S***

fu

f*** you (If you can't figure this one out, you shouldn't be on line)

FUBAR

"Fouled" Up Beyond All Repair / Recognition

FUD

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

FWIW

For What It's Worth

FYI

For Your Information

GA

Go Ahead

GAL

Get A Life

gest

Gesture ... a small multimedia file played over the internet, usually expressing an emotion or comment.

g/f

Girlfriend (also shown as gf, G/F, or GF)

GFN

Gone For Now

GGOH

Gotta Get Outta Here

GMTA

G reat Minds Think Alike

GR

Gotta Run

GR&D

Grinning, Running, and Ducking.

GTR

G ot To Run

GTRM

Going To Read Mail (leaving chat room to check email)

H&K

Hugs and Kisses

hack

person who breaks into software, or disrupts a chat room.

HAGD

Have A Good Day

HAGO

Have A Good One

Halsoft

Name of a company that purchased the brand of Chat that Excite offered, now a pay as you go service.

HB

Hurry Back

Hosts

Refers to the people that are running the chat room, they usually have the ability to kick a person off due to rude behavior.

HTH

Hope That Helps

huggles

Hugs

IAC

In Any Case

IB

I'm Back

IC

I See

IDN

I Don't kNow

IDK

I Don't Know

IDTS

I Don't Think So

IANAL

I'm Am Not A Lawyer (expect an uninformed opinion)

IC

I See

ICQ

I Seek You.  A computer program used to communicate instantly over the Internet.

ILU or ILY

I Love You

IM

I nstant Message

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion (or In My Honest Opinion)

IMO

I n My Opinion

IOH

I'm Out of Here

IOW

In Other Words

IRL

I n Real Life

IYO

In Your Opinion

JAS

Just A Second

JIC

Just In Case

JK

J ust Kidding

JMO

Just My Opinion

JW

Just Wondering

k, K, or kk

O. K.

KIT

Keep In Touch

L8R

Later (an early one, kind of outdated with current 'young geeks')

LMAO

L aughing My Ass Off

LFFAO

Laughing My F***(freaking) Ass Off

LOL

L aughing Out Loud

LTNS

Long Time No See

LTS

Laughing To ones Self

LY

I Love Ya.

LYL

Love You Lots

Message Board

A web page where people write comments, and those comments are than added to that web-page for others to view.  Used to carry on conversation, request information, and relay messages.

MUG

Refers to a new user of that chat program, goes back to Excite VP days when the AV (or icon) that represented someone new was a picture of a coffee mug.

NE1

Anyone

newbie

refers to a person who is new to an area or technology.  Also seen as nube, nooby, nubie, nb, etc.

NFW

No Feasible (or F***ing) Way

NIMBY

Not In My Back Yard

nm, or NM

Never Mind

NP, np

N o Problem

NRN

1. No Response Necessary
2. Not Right Now

NT

No Thanks

OBTW

Oh, By The Way.

OIC

Oh, I See

OF

Old Fart, someone who has been around for a while.

OJ or OK

Only Joking or Only Kidding

OL

the Old Lady

OM

the Old Man

OMG

Oh My Gosh (although it's usually used with the Lords name in place of "gosh")

OT

Off Topic

oth or OTH

Off The Hook: Something is really popular, or hot.  Very exciting.

otr or OTR

Off The Rack: Saying that something is outside the ordinary.

OTE

Over The Edge (beyond common sense or beyond good taste)

OTOH

On The Other Hand ...

OTOMH

Off the Top of My Head ...

OTW

On The Way ... I've sent a file to you, it's "On the way"

P911

My parents are in the room.  P=Parents, and 911=emergency, in other words either drop the subject, or watch the language.

PANS

Pretty Awesome New Stuff (often referring to computer technology)

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Cards International Association

PCMCIA

People Can't Master Computer Industry Acronyms (slang)

PEBCAK

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

peeps

People. example: "There sure are a lot of peeps in this room" - meaning a lot of people are in the chat room.

peep this

Hey, listen to this, I've got some interesting news.

PITA

Pain In The Ass

PLZ

Please

PMJI

Pardon Me for Jumping In (when you enter into a new conversation)

poof

when someone leaves a chat room, often seen as *poof* as in boy he *poofed* in a hurry.

POTS

Plain Old Telephone Service

POS

Parents are looking Over my Shoulder.

POTS

Parents Over The Shoulder - (My parents are watching, I can't really talk)

PPL

People

QT

Cutie

RFC

Request For Comments (used more in newsgroups, a page or pages that supply technical information)

rl or RL

Real Life (as opposed to being online)

r m or RM

Ready Made: pre-existing

ROFL

Rolling On Floor, Laughing

ROTF

R olling On The Floor (laughing is implied)

ROTFLMAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

ROTFLMFAO

Rolling On The Floor Laughing F(***ing) My Ass Off

RSN

Real Soon Now

r/t

Real Time (also: RT, or rt)

RTFM

Read The "Flippin" Manual (response to beginner question on net, chat, newsgroups, etc.)

RU

aRe yoU?

SEG

Shit Eating Grin

SH

Same Here

SMS

Short Message Service (more cell phones and pagers than chat rooms and the Internet)

SN

Screen Name.  The name or moniker selected by person in an IM or chat program.  ex: My "SN" in vp was "-lone.wolf"

SNAFU

Situation Normal , All "Fouled" Up

SO

Significant Other

SOL

Shit Out Of Luck

SOS

Same Old S**t (stuff)

SOTA

State Of The Art (latest technology)

SPST

Same Place, Same Time

SSDD

Same S**t, Different Day

STR8

Straight (can refer to sex, or DSTR8 as in Damn Straight)

STW

Search The Web

SY

Sincerely Yours

SYL

See You Later

TAFN

That's All For Now

TC

T ake Care

TFH

Thread From Hell (a topic or discussion that won't stop - esp. newsgroups)

TGIF

Thank Goodness It's Friday

THX

Thanks!

TIA

Thanks In Advance

TM

Text Message (often refers to communications with text over cell phones)

TMI

Too Much Info. (information)

TNT

'T il Next Time

TPS

That's Pretty Stupid

TPTB

T he Powers That Be (can sometimes refer to the people that are running the chat room or server)

TRDMF

Tears Running Down My Face: Can be with either laughter, or due to saddness.

TS

Tough S**t

TSFY

Tough S**t For You

TTFN

Ta-Ta For Now

TTTT

These Things Take Time

TTYL

Talk To You Later

TY

T hank Y ou

TYT

Take Your Time

TYVM

Thank You Very Much

VPPH

Virtual Places Page Host

US

You Suck

usa or USA

Until Sides Ache:  Usually used with one of the laughter acronyms such as "lolusa" Laughing Out Loud Until my Sides Ache.  I've also heard that some folks substitute ush for "Until Sides Hurt".  rotflolush = rolling on the floor, laughing out loud, until my sides hurt.

UV

Unpleasant Visual

UW

yoU're Welcome

UY

Up Yours

vp or VP

V irtual P laces: A brand of chat offered by Excite in the late 90s and early 2000.

WB

W elcome B ack (you say this when someone returns to a chat room)

WC

WelCome

WEG

Wicked Evil Grin

WEU

What's Eating You?

WFM

Works For Me

WIIFM

What's In It For Me?

WTG

Way To Go

WTF

W hat The F**K

WT?

What The ...? or Who the ...?

WTGP?

Want To Go Private? (move to a private chat room)

WWJD

What Would Jesus Do?

YAA

Yet Another Acronym

YBS

You'll Be Sorry

YL

Young Lady

YM

Young Man

YMMV

Your Mileage May Vary

YR

Yea, Right.  (sarcastic)

*ys*

You Stinker

YVW

You're Very Welcome

YW

Y ou're W elcome

 

 

Emoticons: (symbols used to display feeling)  

Note: For these little things called "emoticons"  Often the idea is to turn your head sideways, and it makes a picture on a lot of the smiley faces.  ;-) for example where the ; (semi-colon) are the eyes, the - is the nose, and the ) is the mouth. Also, you see some people use the hyphen (-) to show the nose, while others will show the same expression without the nose.  Example:  ;-)   and   ;)   signify the same thing.

*s*, *S*, <s>, = smile

*g*, <g> = grin

xoxo = hugs and kisses

huggggggsssss = hugs

*w*, <w> = wink

*g*, = giggles

*k*, *K* = kiss

;-)~~~~~~~~ = giving someone the raspberries. 

(((((person))))) = giving them a virtual hug.

\~/ = glass with a drink. (usually booze)

^5 = high five

?^ = What's Up?

\_/? = a cup of tea

[_]>  + Cup of coffee

@@@ = Cookies

@--/-- = a rose

:-) .. smile

;-) ... wink

<:-| ... curious

:~) ... cute

:-( ... sad

8-) ... wears glasses

:-} ... embarrassed

:-/ ... perplexed, confused

:,-( ..or ;`-( .... to cry

:-< ... pouting

>:-( ... angry

0:-) ... angel

:-| ... bored or no opinion

:-> ... grin/mischievous

| -) ... dreaming

:-O ... shouting, or shocked

:-o ... talking, or surprised

>:-|| ... mad / angry

:-D ... big grin or laugh

=:-O ... scared

:-x ... keeping mouth shut

:o) ... smiles (w/nose)

:-))))))) ... lots of smiles

;-P ... sticking tongue out
:P  ... sticking tongue out

# 8 - ) ... nerd, or or person with glasses and crew cut.

&-( ... crying

!:-) .. I have an idea

;-{ ) ... person with a mustache

;-)~ ... sexy tongue - or drunk

;~) ... being cute

c["] ... coffee mug

[_]> ... another cup or mug

:-> ... grin/mischievous

<:-| ... curious

|-| ... sound asleep

:-x .. I'm keeping my mouth shut

.

Another few side notes:

 

0 can be O or vice versa, (the letter and the number are often interchangeable)
1 = won or one, (1dr = wonder)
2 = too, to, or two, 
3 = the letter E, (so 's33 U'  means See you)
4 = for, four, or a prefix of suffix of 'fore.  (b4 = before, 4warned = forewarned),
8 is usually either a pair of eyes, glasses, or ate, although it gets used a lot for making pictures,
9 is a good thing (he was dressed to the 9s means he was all dressed up),
B = be,
C = see, (IC means I see)
G = gee,
K = OK, (so k, or kk means I'm OK)
M = am,
N = in,
O = oh,
R = Are,
U = You,
g = grin,
s = smile,

 

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