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Dreamboat posted 7/6/2013 22:14 PM

I was texting with my DD tonight and I used ;-P

She told me that I was too old to use smiley faces. she said that no one over the age of 13 used smiley faces anymore ...

Later I texted her LOL. And she promptly told me that I was WAY too old to use acronyms. So I texted back roflmao

geez

jrc1963 posted 7/6/2013 22:26 PM

Well... to your DD... I'm way old and I LOL and :-) all the time!!!

BTW I GTG b/c it's

jrc1963 posted 7/6/2013 22:27 PM

PS: I'm just teaching my DS how to text... well, he's been text for just 'bout a year now and he thinks I'm cool!!!

sad12008 posted 7/6/2013 22:37 PM

I've heard similar, Dreamboat; my response was similar, too....

I'm too old to change...or better, I'm old enough to not care whether I'm too old or whether anyone else does it or what they think about those who do. It sure takes a tough hide and a good sense of humor to survive adolescence!

[This message edited by sad12008 at 10:37 PM, July 6th (Saturday)]

nowiknow23 posted 7/6/2013 22:41 PM

My DS rolls his eyes at me all the time because I not only spell things out (correctly) when I text, but I also use punctuation and form complete sentences. Deal with it, Boy.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 7/6/2013 22:45 PM

I'm not old, I'm legendary (the kids at camp said so ) and I still use smiley's

Dreamboat posted 7/7/2013 00:00 AM

I'm not old, I'm legendary

Mama, I LOVE that!!!!! I will definitely use that in the future

metamorphisis posted 7/7/2013 07:37 AM

I texted my daughter (16) the other day with "k". She texted back "Don't "k" me, it's dismissive and rude".

KBeguile posted 7/7/2013 07:54 AM

NIK, should we start a club for "proper texters"? We could wear top hats, monocles, bushy mustaches for the men, and all talk in stuffy British 1800s accents.

authenticnow posted 7/7/2013 08:11 AM

DS and I will have emoji texting contests. (Unofficial, but you know when one of us starts with them, it's ON!).

For example, I'll text him, 'What's up?' and he'll say, 'NM, just walking around in the city', and he'll put in a few emojis, like a taxicab, a bus, and throw in a police car for good measure.

I'll text back, 'I'm sitting on the porch enjoying the fresh air' and try to impress him with a bird, a tree, a few flowers.

He comes back with, 'I'm getting some lunch soon', and throw in a whole bunch of food pics.

It goes on until one of us gets tired of it. It has become quite the competition between us. I know I'm way cooler than he is, he just won't admit it.

nowiknow23 posted 7/7/2013 08:54 AM

mainlyinpain posted 7/7/2013 09:15 AM

I text my son k all the time

He said something about maybe Springsteen sang that song better than me and I should just leave it that way (I love to sing around the house, he doesnt love to listen)

I started texting back "Potassium" to his texts

Took him awhile to figure it out

nowiknow23 posted 7/7/2013 09:42 AM

I started texting back "Potassium" to his texts

letitout posted 7/7/2013 09:52 AM

I need to learn how to text. I'm way behind times. My 17 yo DD won't answer her phone any more, just texts.

Actually drives me crazy, all the time, in the car, at stores, walking, eating, in the bathroom! When we are having a conversation. Constant! I personally think her texting is being quite rude to me. I got to be strong and have her suffer without it for a few minutes while we talk.

What is "k" is that short for "okay". Any other things I should know? Before I start on this texting adventure?

nowiknow23 posted 7/7/2013 10:07 AM

Yes - k is short for ok. Because two characters are TOO MANY!

Similarly:
U = you
R = are

Texting uses a language all it's own. And it will make you fear for the literacy of those "darn kids these days."

SweetheartVixen posted 7/7/2013 10:34 AM

This isnt text related but similar. My DD told me the day of my sons wedding I was WAY to old to wear a toe ring. She said anyone over 40 should never wear one.

Guess what. Shes over 40 now and yep she wears toe rings all the time lol.

letitout posted 7/7/2013 12:14 PM

k, so i just typed my first text to DD while she was sitting here texting to her boyfriend. She laughed at the k. I put a smiley in also. Gotta get me one of those toe rings.

nowiknow23 posted 7/7/2013 12:16 PM

authenticnow posted 7/7/2013 12:23 PM

You go, letitout!

kernel posted 7/7/2013 12:40 PM

I started texting back "Potassium" to his texts

*snork*

Love it!

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