Friday, April 29, 2011

Texting Confusion

The letter Y stands for Yes ... or does it stand for Why?

Have you ever had a texting exchange with a teenager, or worse yet, an adult?  Teenagers understand the shorthand lingo of texting. And, I don't mean LOL. I mean things like: RU L8 

When adults parents attempt to keep up the fast exchange with their teenagers sometimes they use the shorthand incorrectly. For example: My daughter texted a question to me. I texted back: Y ... for YES. She texted back with an explanation of WHY she asked the question. I texted back the full word: YES.

K?

9 comments:

  1. Got it. I would be hopeless. I guess no matter how young I feel (in my mind, anyway), now I'm just a tourist in that country.

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  2. I'm still relatively young (30), but I can't understand text speak at all. It's a whole new language.

    Visiting from the A-Z Challenge.

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  3. my brain exploded, i have monster thumbs and can not get normal words right... now throw in the shortcuts... my brain explodes.
    A to Z Blog Challenge Participant
    Jeremy [iZombie]
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  4. Lol, that's funny. I use the T9 function on my phone, so the words are already formed when I just type the first letter or two. I used to use the shotrhand lingo back in the day, at the turn of the century, when AOL instant messaging was popular. I haven't used that since college though!

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  5. It took me a year to find out how to do a question mark. I don't think I am ready for the more high tech stuff.

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  6. I just don't text. The shorthand is something that short circuits my brain every time. I get laughed at because I use a phone that has no texting function or at least one that I can use easily. I applaud you for holding your own in tech. :)

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  7. Here's to making it this far, congratulations! I have an award for you!!

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  8. That is hilarious! My husband will send me weird messages on iPhone because it auto corrects words. He also doesn't get the shorthand so I have to type everything out for him. I love this post!!

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