A few years back, I received a text message from The Viking.
Back then it was considered funny for your father to be texting. Omg, I really am old!
It was 6AM and I was getting ready for work. The text read “DD”.
I sent back a question mark and he replied with “U DD?”.
Now, I know my father wasn’t referring to that but I didn’t have a clue as to what it really meant.
That’s when I decided to do what I typically do with stuff I just don’t understand. I ignored it.
Twenty minutes later my father knocked on the door holding Dunkin Donuts.
I had to explain to him that people cannot just text random abbreviations because they won’t be understood!
Flash forward five years: Jax was proved wrong.
Apparently everybody texts random abbreviations.
My social media sites are FILLED with abbreviations that I can’t even begin to decipher.
It’s not uncommon for me to stop reading an article to have to Google what something stands for.
I mean, really!? Way to make me feel even more ancient than these things already do.
Shaking My Head
Asking what that meant made my cousin shake HER head.
F* Outta Here
Make sure you say it with a little bit of a tude. I mean, that’s how it was said to me!
Throw Back Thursday
Whoever created this had too much time on their hands. So then WHY save time with abbreviations?
Works For Me
Thank goodness Google WFM or I’d be lost in this conversation.
Not Safe For Work
I’m always seeing this one on Cosmo, but they never explained what it meant!
On My Way
…this is yet another abbreviation my father taught me. Sigh…
In My Opinion
My baby cousin’s Instagram is filled with “So perf, IMO.” I was all like, translation please?!
Take Your Time
Well, I’m glad you’re not in a rush because I just wasted 2 minutes figuring that text out.
You Made My Day
That’s nice to know, but this long confusing abbreviation totally ruined my day.
Raviolis and Waterworks
This can be found all over the internet. Has anyone seen it yet? I kid, I kid!
What abbreviations have left you puzzled?