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By Vernalee

GWTP, Get with the program... the text messaging program, that is! Our world is high tech!

Probably for the first time in history, our youngsters know more than us grown folks about the subjects of text messaging and social media unless we are IT professionals. They are the teachers; we are the students! Scary thought; isn’t it? We, the "over 55 years of age and counting" crowd know the standard text acronyms, like LOL (Laugh out Loud) and XOXO (Hugs and Kisses), but are we in the dark on many others? Let’s look at a few more and become educated. Here goes!

BTW – By the Way;

BCNU – Be seeing you;

ILY– I love you;

FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation;

L8R – Later;

MHOTY- My hat’s off to you;

TMI- Too much information;

WYWH – Wish you were here.

Just when you think that you have come of age, then new lingo appears. Just the other day, one of my great nieces, texted Code 9. I was clueless. Code 9 means - a parent is around!

Then, I realized as I was SMH that I am SITD!

Interpretation for us older guys: Then, I realized as I was Shaking my Head that I am Still in the Dark!

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Jul 09, 2020


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