Monday, January 17, 2011

Texting

The other day, my youngest daughter texted me: "Ashley wants to go with us shopping for the senior ball dress. Is that OK?"

Because I was in a hurry, I replied, "Y."

At home she asked me, "Why did you say 'why?'to my question about Ashley?"

"I didn't say 'why,'" I said. "I said 'yes.'"

"No, 'y' is short for 'why.'"

"Then what is short for 'yes?'"

"'Yes' is short for 'yes.'"

"Well," I said, "that is kind of lame. You guys need to make a shortcut for 'yes.'"

"Y."

I'm not sure if she asked "why" or agreed, "Yes, we should."

Communicating with teenagers is tricky. Do you agree? "Y" or "N!"


27 comments:

Susanne said...

I've gotten guff from teens too for my abbreviations. They made total sense to me, I don't know what their prob was. :v)

Mocha with Linda said...

So they need an abbreviation for one three-letter word but not for another? Y? I mean, Why? (Comments won't let me use DEL. Grr.)

I would agree that Y should mean Yes. It's the universal meaning. She obviously hasn't filled out a kabillion forms yet.

LynnMarie said...

Y and by that I mean YES it is tricky to talk to a teen. Emotions get in the way and now with texting, well it's a whole new language. I can image a teacher getting a report from a teen all done in text talk!!! Her poor eyes!

SusanD said...

Y! Some of their abbreviations are utterly baffling. There are times when I need a cipher. lol. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Blessings, SusanD

Richie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
samurai said...

Y, as in Yes. 8)

I actually thought of trying to save money and got a limited texting plan... within the 1st week i realized this was a mistake... 8P

Cae said...

I ran into this with my sunday school teacher!

I texted her "will you be a church today?"
She texts back "Y"
I go "because we have our sunday school breakfast."
she goes "I know that, I said yes,"


I'm siding with your daughter, yes is short enough!

Beth Ann said...

I am not too great at the abbreviations in texting---I usually just spell it all out and waste a lot of time...LOL>

Sheila said...

Y=yes it is hard. But worth it.
They are gone before you know it and still hard to communicate with.
Have a blessed day.

Joyce said...

I have only recently gotten on the short cuts while texting bandwagon. Technically 'why' and 'yes' are both three letter words. : ) I use y for yes because for the most part in the real world y=yes and n=no.

Dena E's Blog said...

Y Y Y it sure is !!!

2Thinks said...

See, this is why I always just spell the whole words out- correctly- with punctuation, which is why texting makes basically no sense for me, whatsoever.

Vanessa said...

I had pretty much the same situation with my sister a few years ago. She said Y and I said, what do you mean why? Because, "whatever the reason was"....Too funny!

Deb said...

I go thru this all the time with the kids. They tell me that my text messages are too long & too detailed. Then again, it kinda blows their mind that their Mom is into texting.

Faith said...

yup

Kaye Butler said...

Y.

Abbreviation for cool: kewl
You and I know this is not a an abbreviation.

Just last night one of my teenagers thought she might have pigmonella. Yes, just like salmonella.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

I don't text but if I did I wouldn't use the short cuts. My daughter says she spells word out.

katetlewis said...

That is hilarious...and so true...

Kate

Cathy said...

Y, Yes, Yup, Yea and any other affirmative answers. It is hard to communicate with teens.

Greg C said...

Y for me too.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Y & LOL

lailani said...

lol . . .my pet peeve with my youngest was instead of ok or my substitute of k for ok, he would type kk and say it was short. now, how is THAT an abbreviation?? I suppose short for OKAY but this is my child that asked me the other day how to spell MRE while looking for camping supplies . . .

Julie said...

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y!!!!!

Is that emphatic enough?

I currently have 3 TEENAGERS!

They make fun of my texting all the time! lol

Brown Shoe said...

Let your yes be yes and your no no! Ha. It's a new world. Should texting be considered another language? :) Linda J.

Toyin O. said...

Teenagers are in their own little world and you need an interpreter to speak with them sometimes:) I agree with Y:)

Ballerina Girl said...

just about to enter that stage, but so far it would be a definite "Y" from me :)
I will hug them especially long tonight from the last post...they do grow up so quickly!

BG

Bethany said...

Y, for sure!!