HOME INSTEAD Making sense of mobile generation
HOME Instead, a company providing care for the elderly in their own homes, is on a mission to demystify ‘text speak’ this week... In this instalment, I will be sharing some fun advice to help elderly people communicate with their grandchildren.
The youngsters of today have been brought up surrounded by technology and have adapted their own unique, informal, and often confusing way of ‘speaking’ to each other over the phone.
In fact, they seem to have developed their own language!
However, some of these terms such as OMG, IMHO, and LOL have become so widely used they have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Below is a list of some common abbreviations that youngsters use, particularly when texting.
See which ones you already know and, if you want to impress the kids, send them a message using a few from the list below or throw them into your next conversation.
They will definitely be impressed! OMG: Oh my God TMI: Too much information
IMHO: In my humble/ honest opinion LMK: Let me know LOL: Laughing out loud TTYL: Talk to you later ROFL: Rolling on the floor laughing TTFN: Ta ta for now IDK: I don’t know G2G: Got to go GR8: Great TY: Thank you We will be providing more information in the future around technology, so make sure to stay tuned.