Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cracked Up and Clueless

I made a new local friend a few weeks ago. Somehow, it seems I’ve become sort of a big sister to him after only meeting in person to write together twice. It’s rather cool and flattering.

We’ve talked about getting together with my husband and his father, which I think would be fun. Meanwhile, he shares all sorts of personal stuff in private messages, almost stream of consciousness confessions and real life updates while being very well composed.

Each one includes something that makes me stop and think, causes jealousy over some of his adventures, or gives me a good laugh.

Today I received one that advised me to delete it. He repeated this sentiment more than once. Of course I had to keep reading.

And his less than sober words cracked me up. Sorry, but I must spare you the details, which are not family friendly. So here’s an unrelated image that is family friendly and adorable in case you feel I’ve wasted your time. ~grin~ Who doesn’t appreciate kittens and cute boys?

Meet Kyros and His Kitten Botox
(image from 2008, of a self promoting male)
But as for the clueless part of my title, I had to look up a shorthand code: NVM. Turns out it means never mind, which I would never have guessed in a million years. Thank heaven for search engines.

Do you know all the various English language text message abbreviations?

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17 comments:

  1. No, I'm old and clueless most of the time. I'm good with that.

    It's good to have a fun friend that makes you laugh.

    Have a fabulous day. Be well my dear. ♥

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  2. I bet you're less clueless than you think. ~nods~ Have a blessed day!

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  3. I miss many of the abbreviations, but I did know NVM. I guess it means I'm old because I write out my texts and use punctuation.

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  4. There are some strange abbreviations here in the South!

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  5. Cute photo. All I know is MOL means meowing out loud :)

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  6. Nearly 100% of my texts are from and to my adult children, and very rarely do they use text abbreviations. Maybe a OMG once in a while from the younger (20s)ones. If they want to say they are laughing they use the emoji of a laughing face, not LOL. We even put in apostrophes in our texts! It's part of my being a grammar freak when they were home schooled.

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  7. Ok so how old is this young man? He's cute for sure, but looks like a baby.

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    1. That was my question too. I guess it's why his father would be included in getting together. Darla, watch out for the sharing of "personal stuff in private messages" with minors. You're smart, we know that, but I can't help but be reminded of what's "out there" and how sometimes our cyber use comes back to bite us big time. Be careful.

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    2. No worries, my dears. This picture is a ten year old image of someone entirely different promoting himself. That's not my friend. My friend is in no way a minor.

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  8. NVM - never heard of it either. I find that there's a lot of abbreviations people use on social media that I'm completely clueless about.

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  9. A friend is a friend. I have friends of all ages. As for abbreviations, I wrote a column about this for a magazine I contribute to. I mentioned that one of my Twitter follower's profile included a plea to potential followers, NRWNJ. I had to look it up and found out it meant No Right Wing Nut Jobs! I liked that!
    Around My Kitchen Table
    That's Purrfect

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    1. I would have had to look that one up, too! Thank you for sharing. As it happens, this friend is maybe a decade or so younger. I'm not exactly sure. He considers me and another lady friend as muses.

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