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Mastering the Art of Texting

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Nov 7, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,336 points)
The Joy of Texting

Not everyone has mastered the art of texting.

Case in point:
Mom: Stop at dollar store on way home and get lunch maggots.
Me: Lunch maggots?

Mom: Baffles.
Mom: Baggies.
Mom: Ziploc lunch Baggies.
Mom: Spell-check is not helping me.

Mom: By the way, this is Dad.



5 Answers

Kninjanin Nov 7, 2017
Marianne Kninjanin Nov 7, 2017

Lol, Kninjanin, you lost your text! :)

Rooster Nov 7, 2017

Never was into texting much so I have to look up some of the stuff to see what they are saying!

:D :D :D

TheOtherTink Rooster Nov 7, 2017

What's funny is that some of the abbreviations used in texting are the same as those that the old Morse code operators used 100 years ago.

Marianne Rooster Nov 8, 2017

Lol, Rooster, that is the wisest thing to do.


TheOtherTink Nov 7, 2017

Mastered the art of texting?  Of courseOh, wait... I thought you said... um... :blush: :blush: :blush: :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 8, 2017

Lol - giggling - :D:D:D ...

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 9, 2017

:angel: :angel: :angel:

Virginia Nov 7, 2017

Hi Marianne, I love texting! I just never do it because I have a landline only...however, on I got fascinated by the younger generation communication style, and so I started to learn it, it's fun!

For example, now I use "prolly" all the time, kinda cute don't you think? :) Plus definitely hip I am sure...except, well, when I first saw LOL, the only thing I could think of was "Little-Old-Lady" and I was only sixty-something at the time so I wondered if I should take umbrage or something...:D  <3

TheOtherTink Virginia Nov 7, 2017

@ Virginia,

The first time I saw LOL, I thought it meant 'lots of luck'.  :)

Marianne Virginia Nov 8, 2017

Lol, Virginia - that is weird, I had to leave messages, and the codes in different languages are not often the same; all the more that not everybody knew about the latest codes by then.

So, I had to stick to a "clear" language and, if using abbreviations or codes, check and indicate their meaning - a rather laborious matter - lol. As to the Little Old (or Young) Lady, I am neither sure, as most of us are still living in a rather sexist environment.

I thought, like T(h)ink, that LOL meant Lots (or Loads) of Luck - at least the first time I saw this, because it was not in a really funny message, but then, I noticed that it had to do something with laughing ...


Marianne Virginia Nov 8, 2017

T(h)ink, lol, I guessed the same the first time I saw LOL.


TheOtherTink Virginia Nov 9, 2017

:) <3

Marianne Nov 8, 2017

According to what I understood, Mom (no Dad using Mom's cell phone or iPod!) wanted the "author of the story" to buy "Ziploc" snack bags at the "dollar store" (for a picnic, or rather for his fishing baits - err - maggots?) - lol:

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