Parent over shoulder
POS stands for parent over shoulder, which is meant to alert a person that your father or mother is watching. The acronym may be used when chatting online or texting.
The POS acronym is part of a collection of acronyms, abbreviations, and terms that are used as code by teenagers. The acronym is similar to NSFW, which is used to alert people when Internet content is not appropriate for the workplace.
|9||Parent in room|
|99||Parent has left|
|C9||Parent in room|
|CD9||Parents are watching|
|[email protected]||Parents at home|
|PAH||Parents at home|
|POMS||Parents over my shoulder|
|PRW||Parents are watching|
|MBS||Mom behind shoulder|
|PIR||Parent in room|
Point of service
An acronym often seen in the context health care to represent the plan that allows the member to pay lower coinsurance or copayment if he or she remains within the established HMO system; still allows members to receive services from other documents but with higher deductibles and copayments.
|HMO||Health maintenance organization|
|PPO||Preferred provider organization|
|ACO||Accountable care organization|
|PCP||Primary care physician|
|DOC||Drug of choice|
Power of suggestion
Influencers and creepers may use POS to stand for "power of suggestion." Those who believe in the power of suggestion believe their suggestions can influence others' actions. And in many cases, the suggesters are right.
For example, suppose you were told you were hungry, and that a delicious ice cream sundae would really hit the spot. You might begin to imagine how the sundae's fudge melts and blends with its ice cream, and how sweet the combination tastes.
If you now want an ice cream sundae, you are vulnerable to the POS - as are most people.
|Juice||Power and influence|
|PTB||Powers that be|
|TPTB||The powers that be|
|MIMAS||May I make a suggestion|
|BWI||But what if|
When someone is fed up with something, they might call that thing a POS. Most often, people use this crass acronym to compare someone else (who they dislike) to a portion of poo.
While using POS instead of the phrase "piece of s***" technically avoids swearing, it still isn't very nice. So if you're ever tempted to use this acronym yourself, you should probably reconsider.