Like IDK MAB 2Moro?

United States
March 7, 2008 9:19am CST
For those of you who can decipher this title I would venture a very good guess you spend way too much time texting on your cell phone. To us old timers what I said was "Like I don't know, maybe tomorrow." And I still rmbr how hrd it was for me to lrn shrt hnd. ROTFL IS NOT a word and if this is what I have to look forward too the next time me and my daughter play scrabble then I am going to lose my mind. Do you or your kids spend too much time texting or sending IM's? If you were looking over your child's shoulder while they were in a chat room could you decipher what they were saying if they were typing like this "ROTFL That was TMTH IMO" (rolling on the floor laughing that was too much to handle in my opinion) Or are you a cool new age parent that can converse with your child is this text language that is so popular these days?
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@p1kef1sh (45645)
7 Mar 08
Have cellphone. Cannot text, only time that I tried was told off for shouting. Only understand two abbreviations: LOL. LMAO. What does ROFL mean please. Regret am idiot but have always been. But I am quite sweet with it so I am told. My daughter lives for her phone and without it she is like a caged and wounded beast. Mine is sitting in my drawer here waiting for me to put a new SIM card in, but I don't know how so am waiting for a teenager to drop by and do it for me. When I ws gainfully employed I once ticked of a lad then sent me an e mail that read: R U (uo arrow) 4 a Mtg. I asked him to let me have it in English and I would think about a reply. Which I sent in a language that we both spoke and recognised. I am still ticked off about being polite but I had better calm down or will become very boring and won't get invited out to play anymore.
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• United States
7 Mar 08
ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing :) I like that you aren't a computer guru or text addict. It makes me feel young :) and if you would like I'm sure I could start a discussion about appreciation that would make rude people run home crying to their momma
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@p1kef1sh (45645)
7 Mar 08
A. You are young. You cannot help that, but it makes older men like me long for our youth when all we had to play with was ourselves - no. Smutmind. Not like that. I meant that computers barely existed and the internet was yet to become a "demented child king", words from one of my all time favorite golfers, Alice Cooper. B. Post that discussion. I am going shopping and when I get home I would like to see nothing but the tails of folk running home to there Mommas!
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@p1kef1sh (45645)
7 Mar 08
or even their Mommas!
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
I rarely text, and don't have too many people texting me either. I msn a lot, but most of those abbreviations aren't used by people I chat with on a regular basis. The exception being my niece. She's going to be 18 in June. lol. My kids don't text yet either... they're just recently learning how to use the computer at home and surf the net on their own. I'm pretty impressed that one of the twins (in grade 1) figured out today how to enter in a website into the browser window. Yay JonJon!!! :D I am a cool mom though. I even ask my kids to confirm. But that makes me less cool, doesn't it? lol. I have proof.. I have witnesses.. honest!!!
• United States
9 Mar 08
Twins? Bless you! My boys are 359 days apart and they act like twins. Each one always pulling me in a different direction. It is he11 in this house for the 6 days they are the same age. HaHa I'm 6. No! I'm 6! MOMMY! Tell himI'm 6! Mommy! Tell him I'm 6 too. I think I'm going to take my vacation this year the day after my youngest sons birthday so I don't have to listen to it again.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
My twins don't care about who's older than the other. Jonathan is 2 minutes older than Alex (c-section). Maybe when they're older they'll care. But seeing as they just turned 7 and don't care yet, I'm doubting they ever will. Their older brother is 21 months older, so I can somewhat relate to having the kids so close in age. Thanks for the BR hon. :)
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
7 Mar 08
That's what IMO is..I could never figure that one out. I guess that answers this discussion question- LOL. I suck at shorthand...LOL or LMAOor ROTFL are about it...
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• United States
9 Mar 08
I'm sure if I put AL in this discussion you would figure it out right after you ruled out Alabama ;)
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
8 Mar 08
I must confess... I text with my teens allllllll the time.. but but before cell phones, there was AOL chat rooms.. which is were I learned a majority of the what is now texting language
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• United States
9 Mar 08
Before myLot I used to spend all my time in AOL chat rooms too. That is also where I learned the stuff I still know to this day but now it is just going overboard. TMTH never would have meant too much too handle to me back in the day. Even when i say it for the first time just recently I looked at it and said Teenage Mutant.....HEY! what does the TH mean? I'm getting old.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
I text a lot, but i dont use short hand. I hate that. its very annoying. I use normal words. About the only acrynom i use is the lol one.. OH and sometimes i use STFU. I really like that one. heheh. I wish i had someone to play scrabble with. i love playing, hubby always wins cause he remembers all those words from playing the computer like qat and stupid two letter words that NO ONE in the RIGHT MIND would even know existed.. but its still fun to play ;) SOMETIMES i beat him even with his crappy little two letter 56 point words. LOL.
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• United States
9 Mar 08
My daughter makes me keep a dictionary by the table and I have to prove those crappy little 56 point 2 letter words really do exist to her before she will give me my points. lol She won't play with me anymore either. She says it's cheating. lol STFU is one of my favorites too. Next in line is BFE. This swimming hole out in the woods I always take my kids too I refer to as BFE. I never knew my daughter knew what it stood for until one day I heard her ask her friend if she wanted to go with her to Bum F%^&ed Egyt! I laughed first, scolded later.
@quawertz (782)
• Philippines
8 Mar 08
I text a lot, maybe every minute,. but I don't use the short hand/abbreviation thing. I prefer complete spelling. So I won't lose my spelling ability, haha..,
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@mrpippo (756)
• United States
7 Mar 08
well i guess i dont spend too much time on my cell ,because the only thing i understood was (tomorrow)
@SViswan (12095)
• India
7 Mar 08
I was a frequent visitor to chat rooms...but I'm still not comfortable with all that lingo...I guess lol and rofl is the extent I will go to. I prefer long hand...it's easier for me...and has been all these years. My sister sends text like the one you mentioned and I'm always trying to figure out what she means...and to think that I was the one who introduced her to the virtual world and the world of text messaging. Or maybe I just didn't try hard enough to learn...because I like the long hand better. And lol...I had to read through your discussion to make out what the title said. 2moro was the only part I understood.