Everyone is texting these days and I don’t understand it. It is so much more work to text than to just dial the number and talk to a human being on the other end of the phone. I think people don’t want to talk to a human being anymore. Texting is a form of communication but it often seems to be a way not to communicate. If I’m with a group of people, who could be having some meaningful communication, many are busy with their face down in their cell phones typing a text message. It irritates me.
I don’t text and the only time I did it, I had to have a five year old do it for me, right after she finished programming my cell phone and downloading a ring tone. Even if you don’t text, you must learn the texting language. It has now become main stream, people are using the same language at work to communicate.
If this is all new to you, there are sites that list the abbreviations used for text communication. Since we are going to be stuck with this stuff, we need to make sure that our frequently used phases and saying are included in the texting abbreviations. Look and see if all the sayings you like to use and can still remember are on the list. Don’t fight this stuff people. They say that learning a new language is one of the few ways to grow an old person’s brain. It’s that or learning to play a musical instrument. You choose because our brains are shrinking fast.
I did find one abbreviation that was not on the list I looked at. It is BFE. Now it might not have made the list because it is not politically correct to say something like that but I bet you are familiar with what it stands for and it just means very far away, that is unless you live in BFE.
Do you know of any other abbreviations that should be on the list?