Is Your Child Texting About COVID-19?
The Ultimate Guide to “Rona-Speak” For The Concerned Parent
By Jack Martino
If you haven’t noticed, your child has been spending a lot of time on their computer since mid-March. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teens have adopted “rona-speak,” a form of text slang to communicate about coronavirus without parental supervision. Even for us, sometimes it feels like a foreign language! Luckily for you, Sack of Troy has compiled a shortlist of some of the most common “Rona-Speak.” Make sure to confiscate your child’s phone if you see any of these acronyms on their screen!
- WTF: Worse than Flu
- NVM: Need Ventilator Maybe
- TBH: Trying to Buy Hydroxychloroquine
- PDA: Personal Distance Avoided
- SOS: Started outbreak, sorry!
- DTF: Droplet Time, Fellas!
- TTYL: Totally Test Yourself, Loser
- ICYMI: It’s COVID, You’re Massively Ill
- IAHBAMITPTWPGGT: If Anyone Has Been Around Me In The Past Two Weeks Please Go Get Tested
- RSVP: Really Symptomatic, Vaccine Please
- LOL: Lots of LOL, and that LOL stands for Lots of LOL, and that LOL stands for Lots of LOL, and that LOL stands for lots of LOL, and that LOL stands for Lots of Lathering
- SMD: Start Masking Daily
- FML: Fauci’s My Lover
- TMI: Think Mom’s Infected
- NGL: Not Gonna Live
- TLDR: Tonguing? Later. Doctor’s Recommendation.
- THX: Thanks (You gave me COVID)