Parents Are Translating Text Speak, And The Results Are Hilarious

Parents Are Translating Text Speak, And The Results Are Hilarious

Parents Are Translating Text Speak, And The Results Are Hilarious

It’s really tough being a parent these days. During our childhood we only had to worry about a few TV channels, if we had a computer it wasn’t capable of doing much, and if we had a mobile phone the most exciting thing it could do was play ‘snake’…

These days we have to understand and navigate hundreds of TV channels, not to mention apps, streaming services, smartphones, tablets, and speakers that sit in the corner of our room and talk to us. It’s like something out of ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, and we’re just waiting for that day when the computers finally take over…

Another thing that the older generation sometimes struggle to understand is ‘text speak’. You know, WTF (What the f**k), GTFO (Get the f**k out), ROTFL (Rolling on the floor laughing), LMAO (Laughing my a**e off), STFU (Shut the f**k up) BRB (Be right back), and WYD  (What you doing), and that’s only naming a handful…

And parents on Twitter have being giving this modern day text speak a decidedly ‘old school’ twist, with hilarious results. Under the heading ‘is your child texting about…’, they’ve been translating the text acronyms in their own special way, and we’ve picked out some of the most brilliant examples for you to enjoy below…

Is your child texting about… The Great British Bake-Off?

Is your child texting about… Harry Potter?

Is your child texting about… Walt Disney World’s Monorail System?

Is your child texting about… Super Mario?

Is your child texting about… Ratatouille?

Is your child texting about… Star Wars?

Is your child texting about… Game of Thrones?

Do you have your own ‘is your child texting about…’ entry to share with us? If so, please do let us know what it is by adding a comment. And be sure to share this post with your ‘old school’ friends and family, so they to can reminisce at how much simpler things were when we used to communicate with each-other in full sentences! 



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