IDK, MBF, Do You Even Understand Your Kids?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
June 10, 2008 10:43am CST
How fast does your kid send a text message? How's 5 to 10 seconds to write a complete paragraph? Of course, it's all letters and stuff but a few complete sentences are included. Does you child talk with a lot of abreviations and do you understand it? I said IDK (I don't know) to my son the other day and he said, "Mom, don't do that." I guess it's not cool when moms do it. So what's the level of your language skills with kids today?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I understand alot of the initials that are used online and in text messages. We have had our phones for about three years and the internet for eight years. My daughter really doesn't use a whole lot of abbreviations. She usually types or texts the whole word unless it is something like, LOL. I don't think it is wrong for adults to do it also.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I should try to text message my own kids. Maybe they'll let me do that, lol. Boy, it's a whole other language we've created. Thanks for stopping by Steph . . . have a wonderful day, my friend.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Jun 08
glad I dont have any that tezt! But I would learn it fast as learned the talk on the net with the way we write different thing to shorting up writting time . like lol ty WTF? WTG LOLROFLHNK
@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 Jun 08
Zero, zilch, nada, nul and nothing. I just don't understand it. Even her I have had to be taught new abbreviations. The only ones that I can do are : LOL, ROFLMAO, WTF and TY. I cannot text and my mobile phone is never topped up so it doesn't send anyway. I'm quite happy this way. If I receive something that I don't understand I ring them and ask what they want or ignore it. Neither method has failed yet! TTFN! (Ta Ta For Now. 1940's British abbreviation).
@ellie333 (21029)
10 Jun 08
My daughters tend not to abbreviate much on texting on the phone but they use msn and would sometimes catch me online and every sentence I had to ask them to explain to me what they meant. I always thought LOL was lots of love, now being on myLot I understand it means Laugh out Loud and our kids think they are misunderstood LOL. Ellie :D