What does THX mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

THX Meaning

THX stands for Thanks.

THX is an internet abbreviation used to express gratitude.

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How is THX used? Use Cases & Examples

The slang expression THX is a spelling shortcut used in online conversations to show gratitude. The word thanks was gradually shortened to thanx and then thnx and now to thx, which is currently the most popular iteration of the abbreviation.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term THX:

-I put your beach towel in your locker. Thx for letting me borrow it.

-That final shot you made was amazing!
-thx

-I’ll text you when we’re ready to play.
-ok thx

-Thx for the sandwich!
-NP

How to Identify if your child is using the THX slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term THX is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the THX slang word

Using the abbreviation THX is a reassuring sign that your teenager is applying the basic rules of etiquette to his/her online conversations. In the face of prolific profanity and vulgarity in digital communications, it’s refreshing to notice that nice manners are still commonplace, even in informal conversations.

Here are some ideas for talking about nice manners with your kid:

  • It made me feel so proud of you when you introduced your friend to everyone you talked to at the family party. It made him feel included and helped keep the conversations flowing.
  • Etiquette rules can be formal or informal. Since you’re more used to informal situations, let’s roleplay going for an internship interview and practice greeting the receptionist, shaking hands, etc.
  • Can you think of a time when using good manners saved you from feeling embarrassed?
  • When you send a message complimenting someone or doing them a favor, do you notice if they don’t respond with some form of thank you?
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