Is Your Child Texting About The Book of Mormon? (17 Acronyms You Need to Know)

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It’s easier than ever for kids to be “connected” to their friends while growing ever more disconnected from their parents. And when many parents try to reconnect, they find that their children are speaking an entirely different language: the language of text acronyms.

These acronyms enable your child to essentially speak to each other in code. Who knows what they could be talking about?! Well, consider yourself warned—it could be about The Book of Mormon. Take a look at this handy-dandy list of 17 common Book of Mormon-related acronyms and what they mean.

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1. TMI

Too Much Inspiration

2. OMG

Oh My Gidgiddoni


Take That! Ye Lummox

4. BRB

Best Repent, Brethren

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You Only Laban Once

6. IRL

Impressive Rameumptom Lecture

7. BTW

Better Than Wickedness

8. ILY

Invading Lamanites, Yikes!

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9. OMW

Optimistic Mosiah Words

10. NVM

Nevertheless, Very Mormon

11. STFU

Stop Teancum First, Ugh

12. SMH

Shaving My Head

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13. LMAO

Lamanites Marauding All Over

14. TLC

There’s Lehonti, Catatonic

15. LOL

Lots of Lamanites

16. BFF

Better Forgive Fast

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17. IMHO

In My Haughty Opinion

Now you know

Stay vigilant, parents. You might want to consider giving your kids a little IRL before they run off the deep end.

Did we miss any sneaky Book of Mormon acronyms? Let us know in the comments. The more you know!

David Snell is a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, and plenty more. He tries not to take himself too seriously and just wants to brighten your day a bit.