Text speak

TRH texting

Mobile phones have created  a whole NEW language it seems  – text speak.

Call me old fashioned, but I cannot for the life of me understand what the burning need is to save micro-seconds of time by using abbreviations. Surely swapping between keyboards to combine letters and numbers takes longer than actually typing or swyping the whole word? Never mind the fact that the whole text speak bizzo seems to be creating a whole new generation of people who can no longer spell words the old fashioned way.

There are times when I stare at my phone in total incomprehension at just what the string of letters and numbers is actually trying to tell me. Is it a secret coded message?  Is it alien speak?  Will it self destruct before I have time to unscramble it? Where can I find a code breaker?

However, I am mindful of the importance of keeping up with the changing times. And we are told that learning new stuff is good brain exercise. Besides which, in this age of political correctness it is only fair that us seniors have our own age specific text speak.

With this in mind, I have conducted a thorough research with the aid of Dr Google and found  Texting for Seniors –

ATD: At The Doctors

BFF: Best Friend Farted

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM: Covered by Medicare

CGU: Can’t Get Up

CGIP: Can’t Get IT Up

CUATSC: See You At The Senior Centre

DWI: Driving While Incontinent

FWB: Friend With Betablockers

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

FYI: Found Your Insulin

GGPBL: Gotta Go; Pacemaker Battery Low!

GLKI: Gotta Go; Laxative Kicking In !

GHA: Got Heartburn Again

HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL:  Living On Lipitor

OMMR: On My MassageRecliner

OMSG: Oh, My! Sorry – Gas

PIMP: Pooped In My Pants

ROFL and ICGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing and I Can’t Get Up

SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again

WTP: Where’s The Prines?

WWNO: Walker Needs Oil


On that note – LMDO, ROFL and ICGU

© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. Francis of Assisi

27 thoughts on “Text speak

  1. I am choking with laughter. Thank you for this ‘cos I was feeling a bit down. I am honestly old fashioned in writing and just can’t be bothered with all the senseless abbreviations that just turns a writing into gobbledy-gook.

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