Text messaging changes as I get older

oldschool-textSo I was sending a text blast to a few friends the other day. Most of these people are around my age, and I did get responses back from most. I think the only non-responses were from texts I sent to … office phones.

So yes, people my age do text. Don’t look so surprised, huh?

But as I get older I discover the nomenclature has changed a lot. I’m having to relearn the whole text-abbreviation thing. A lot of those I used to use no longer apply.

I found these abbreviations online, and it looks like I’m gonna have to start using some of them. Like, real soon:

  • FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
  • BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
  • ROFL… CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing … And Can’t Get Up
  • DWI: Driving While Incontinent
  • LOL: Living On Lipitor
  • IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
  • IMHMO: In My HMO…
  • BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
  • GTG: Gotta Groan
  • FYI: For Your Indigestion…
  • JK: Just Kvetching
  • TTYL: Talk To You Louder
  • MILF: Meal I’d Like To Forget
  • LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
  • GOML: Get Off My Lawn

I’m sure there are more. Any others I might use, please share.