I am confident that most of the text message-, online-, chat-, IM-, email-, blog-, and newsgroup posting-literate folk among you handily recognized the title to this post as shorthand for “kissing sound.” To what do I owe this confidence? My handy-dandy netlingo reference page, which helps bridge the yawning gap between me, who spent my junior high Algebra class fashioning spitwads or scribbling insulting likenesses of the teacher on spiral-bound notebooks, and everyone else younger than me, who spent their Algebra classes text messaging friends on their smuggled cellphones as they battled incipient Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

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