I am one of the last ones to get a cellphone. Still, I like to think I know my way around a text… or can figure one out. In other words, I dislike admitting that I don’t know squat about texting… I want to be able to keep up with my kids and know what it is they are saying to each other! And when my daughter texts me, “KK” I want to know that it means Okay, although that still makes no sense to me! Why not text OK or just K?!
Just yesterday I got a text saying NP. I frowned. Mike came to my rescue: “It means no problem but is often used in place of you’re welcome.”
So, true confession… when my daughter got a text messaging glossary poster I was relieved… because I can sneak back there and look.
Today (true story) I got a text from a friend about a serious matter that said: “Ok. nmn nll ppp out yu jk jgy uiii oo ikk iioooi mug nmn umy!”
My mouth fell. Oh my gosh. I had no clue! So I went to the glossary in Kat’s room. And was completely lost. What would you think it meant? (I’ll reveal the answer in a minute.)
But first, let’s see how well YOU do with the following text quiz, parents! What do these texts mean?:
1.Don’t Know Don’t Care; 2. You’ve Got to be Kidding!; 3. What Are You Doing?; 4. On My Way; 5. Change of Subject; 6. Thanks for Letting Me Share; 7. Far More Than You Ever Wanted to Know; 8. How Should I Know?; 9. So What Do You Think?; 10. Wish You Were Here.
How’d you do?? (I had to look at the answers 3 times to remember them!)
Now back to my friend’s text… I eventually gave up and sheepishly texted back, “I have no idea what that meant.”
The response: “Oh sorry! My toddler had the phone!”