Someone over shoulder
SOS is a texting and chatting acronym that means someone over shoulder. It is used to warn the message recipient to be careful what he or she types since another person on the other end is watching.
The SOS acronym is one of several terms used as code by teenagers to warn their friends that they are under surveillance. It is similar to the POS acronym, which is used to warn about a parent watching the conversation.
|SOSG||Someone over shoulder gone|
|POS||Parent over shoulder|
|MOS||Mom over shoulder|
|DOS||Dad over shoulder|
|BOS||Brat over shoulder|
|COS||Child over shoulder|
|WOS||Wife over shoulder|
|HOS||Husband over shoulder|
|CD9||Parents are watching|
|PAW||Parents are watching|
Same old stuff
SOS is an acronym that stands for "same old stuff," which is another way to say that nothing new is going on in your life. It is a common reply to "What's happenin'?" when character space is tight, like when texting or online.
The acronym is typically used by people who lead boring lives, so if you are using it a lot, get out and go do something. Also, as an FYI, there are various definitions for the "SOS" acronym, so it may be confusing to the recipient.
|SOSO||Same old, same old|
|SPST||Same place, same time|
|SSDD||Same stuff, different day|
|DDSOS||Different day, same old stuff|
On rare occasions, SOS might stand for "someone special." When used this way, the acronym refers to someone who is near and dear to a person's heart.
However, SOS is much more likely to mean "someone over shoulder," "save our souls," or "same old s***" than "someone special." Hopefully, context will help you decide whether the person you're chatting with is in distress or telling you about their SO.
|BFF||Best friends forever|
|BGF||Best guy friend|
|biffles||Best friends for life|
|Bromance||Deep friendship between two or more males|
|BFAM||Brother from another mother|
Standard distress signal; represented in morse code by short short short, long long long, short short short; often used as a noun, i.e. "I sent out an SOS."