Monday, 4 June 2012
Texting For The Over 55s
We live in an age of instant communication. Internet, computers, mobile phones, IPhones etc, etc has evolved through satellite technology and it seems a whole new language has evolved through it. The kids of today (I know, I'm sounding ancient here) have their own short codes for text messaging and for Twittering and Facebook. Codes like WTF, LOL and LMFAO are used increasingly widely and it can get a wee bit confusing for the older generation. There was a story the other week of an elderly lady who sent a text to her grand daughter telling her the family cat had died. She added LOL at the end of her message, thinking it stood for Lots of Love...
So, to avoid people of my generation getting embarrassed, here are some text codes for the more mature...
ATD - at the doctor's
BFF - Best Friend's Funeral
BTW - Bring the Wheelchair
FWIW - Forgot Where I Was
GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
GHA - Got Heartburn Again
HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO - Is My Hearing-aid On?
WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?
And finally - GGLKI - Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In.
It's time to get down with the kids. Although I may not get up again...