What Does ASL Mean?ASL means "Age? Sex? Location?" when used in texts, chat forums and messaging apps (particularly Snapchat, Facebook, and Instgram). In its most common use, ASL is an abbreviation used to determine a person's key personal details. As a quick way to establish whom you're talking to, ASL can be an innocent prelude to an appropriate conversation. However, as the answers to ASL could divulge potentially useful information to a predatory chat-forum user, the parents of young children should be aware of what ASL means.
Despite being an abbreviation, ASL is commonly written "asl" (i.e., in lowercase letters). It also features in ASLP ("Age? Sex? Location? Picture").
Other Definitions of ASLHere are some other common definitions for ASL:
|ASL||Above Sea Level|
|ASL||After School Learning|
|ASL||American Sign Language|
|ASL||American Soccer League|
|ASL||Apache Software License|
|ASL||Approved Source List|
|ASL||Assigned Stockage List|
|ASL||Authorized Stock List|
|ASL||Automatic Sound Leveliser|
|ASL||Automatic Speed Limiter|
|ASL||Autonomous Script Language|
Summary of Key Points"Age, Sex, Location?" is the most common definition for ASL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
|ASL or asl (lowercase)|
|Definition:||Age, Sex, Location?|
4: Difficult to guess
Adults and Teenagers
Image for ASLWhen I write ASL, I mean this:
ASL ("Age? Sex? Location?") and ASLP ("Age? Sex? Location? Picture") are commonly used to establish basic details at the start of a conversation.
Example of ASL in a SentenceHere is an example of ASL being used in a sentence:
- Barry: ASL?
- Timmy: 12 Male Denver
- Barry: Denver? My brother lives near there. He owns a pet shop.
- Timmy: I'd love a dog.
An Academic Look at ASLASL is an unusual initialism abbreviation because each letter represents a question (as opposed to a word). Even though ASL plays the role of three interrogative statements (i.e., three questions), it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written ASL? or ASL.
Example of ASL Used in a Text
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