"There are spikes in the amount of usage for each acronym, and regional variations," she adds.
"Something that's being used on the West Coast, for example, won't be in the East, and the South may use terms that aren't common in the Pacific Northwest.
The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.
"That's the one parents should be looking at," he says.
"If parents don't know those, it doesn't mean they're old -- it just means they're not tuned into Internet culture." Jansen, on the other hand, says what she's offering is just the tip of the iceberg.
"I'm sure someone has used each of the terms somewhere, sometime," says Segan.
"But you're not going to get many teens texting each other that they love female/male dominance." "I never heard of that one before," chimes in Parks. " Some of the terms are accurate, Segan says -- chiefly the ones having to do with the presence of parents in the room, or "parent or mom over shoulder." "CD9, POS, MOS -- those are real," he says (though Parks had never heard of them).
Did you know that when your teenager texts "8," he -- or she -- is suggesting oral sex? "Some of these are absolutely hilarious," writes "First Cuts," who posted the link to the online aggregator site Digg. "I honestly have to say I have never seen most of these terms," says Sascha Segan of PC Magazine.