teen lingo File this under “just for fun”: A conversation between two teenagers who are instant messaging or texting can be impossible to follow if you’re not familiar with their “Lingo.” Some of you probably even use this Lingo which seems to have come about when instant messengers like AOL’s launched. The children and teenagers of the current generation have grown up with it and are better than anybody at talking in their “own language.” If by chance you’re wanting to sound more like a 12 year old, use this translator  to take what you write and instantly make it sound like it came from the mouth of a child. While this translator throws in a bunch of “LOL’s” and exclamation points, it does a good job of picking out the phrases which are commonly used as an acronym like “I gottta go” translates to G2G.




Here’s an example of a translation:

I entered the following text:

“Hey, what’s up? What are you doing tonight? Not too much is going on here, I’m just chilling while I wait for Prison Break to come on.”

It translated the text to this:

H3Y WUT UP?!!!! WUT R U DONG 2NIGHT??!??!? OMG LOL NOT 2 MUCH SI GONG ON H3RA IMM JUST CHILNG WHIEL I WATE FOR PRISON BRAAK 2 COMA ON!11!!!11! WTF LOL

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I entered the following text:

“You there? Just to let you know, I gotta go so I’ll talk to you later.”

It translated the text to this:

U THERE?????! WTF LOL JUST 2 L3T U KNOW I G2G SO IL TOK 2 U L8R!11!11!11 OMG WTF LOL

The English-to-12-Year-old-AOLer Translator