This week in response to an email we received the flowing missive from our New Yorker son, “I’m not sure how I feel about you guys using emoticons or abbreviations, like OBTW. In an email not too long ago Mom used LOL. Come on people act your age, not your tire size”. Alright, then. 8)
OBTW, My bicycle tire size is 26″ x 2.0″ or 52 so there is not that much difference. Anne’s is 700 mm x 23 mm and I can’t see any relation to her age there.
ROFL, also Rightous Old Farts League. 😉
Well. Akshully. This subject always cracks me up. Back when my kids were in middle school (’round the same time yers were, roight?) I was using emoticons and abbreviations left and right. The kids were using our *only* computer and *only* email address in those days, like most kids did.
Much, much, much later, I used something like “ROFL” to reply to a college kid’s email and the kid asked how I knew that. Well. Uh. We used it a lot back in the 90s when we formed an email group as part of the effort to try to keep your middle school from being closed. Sigh…
I knew those emoticons and things before the kids did and I can use ’em if I want to. So nyah-nyah-nyah. 🙂 🙂
Groovy, Man. Peace Out!