Reputation is only a... candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
- James Lowell, American Poet, Critic and Editor (1819-1891)
Texting for seniors! Yea! You go, you twenty-first century grandpa you!
I figured by this day and age, even the most non-tech-savvy of elderly people out there either have grandchildren or have seen enough kids around town with their thumbs flying on their little gadgets to skip the whole part of explaining what “texting” is and go straight to the good stuff.
I received this helpful guide in an email forward the other day (you know the kind of email you get that has all 20 or 30 recipients right there in the To: field for everyone to see?) and I figured it was well worth the share.
Texting for Seniors
Teenagers have their texting abbreviations (LOL, OMG, TTYL, etc.)
Not to be outdone by those little SNK (snot-nosed kids) now finally, we long-suffering seniors have our own texting abbreviations as well.
ATD – At The Doctor’s
BFF – Best Friend’s Funeral
BTW – Bring The Wheelchair
BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM – Covered By Medicare
CUATSC – See You At The Senior Center
DWI – Driving While Incontinent
FWBB – Friend With Beta Blockers
FWIW – Forgot Where I Was
FYI – Found Your Insulin
GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
GHA – Got Heartburn Again
GLOS – Grandkids Looking Over Shoulder
HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO – Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Off
LOL – Living On Lipitor
OMG – Oh My Gas!
OMMR – On My Massage Recliner
ROFL…CGU – Rolling on the Floor Laughing…Can’t Get Up!
TOT – Texting on Toilet
TTYL – Talk to You Louder
WTP – Where’s The Prunes
WWNO – Walker Wheels Need Oil
Hope these help!
GGLKI – Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In
Nice job whoever started that email!