text abberviation for "As the kids
say." When adults are talking they often
cop to speaking in demi-adult lingo. When adults use words in email or texting like
"word", "pumped", "hip", "phat", "tight" or abbreviations like
"ttyl", "ROFLMAO", and so on, they should immediately follow
that with "atks", to indicate that they recognize they are a) too square
to actually pull it off or b) using those terms to in an ironic fashion.