What does WTH mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

WTH Meaning

WTH stands for What The Hell/Heck.

WTH is an internet slang initialism that conveys surprise, anger, or confusion.

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How is WTH used? Use Cases & Examples

This slang expression adds emphasis to a range of emotions and can be used as an interjection or an interrogative. WTH usually depicts intense emotion, but sometimes it can be used to indicate that someone is not worried about the negative consequences of his/her behavior.

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

-I called Ethan’s mom a ho & now he wants to fight.
-WTH is wrong with you?

-Accepted at Harvard!!!
-WTH!!!

-Sorry I can’t go to the sleepover after all.
-WTH?

-Wanna skip PE and go to DQ?
-yeah wth let’s do it

How to Identify if your child is using the WTH 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 WTH is usually 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 WTH slang word

Teenagers’ intense emotions emerge frequently in online communications. Interjections, such as the slang initialism WTH, pepper their conversations to emphasize emotions they’re experiencing. Controlling emotions is a skill that will develop as your teen matures.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your teen about emotions:

  • Tell me about a situation that provoked a strong feeling for you?
  • My tendency to act impulsively has sometimes resulted in negative consequences for me. What do you do to discourage yourself from acting without thinking?
  • How do you channel the energy produced from strong emotions like anger?
  • Has a powerful emotion such as compassion ever prompted you to an action or commitment that you might not have made otherwise?
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