Teenagers and texting: A guide for parents

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As depicted in the image above, parents know very little when it comes to their children and texting. In order to help better understand your children, please refer to the following information about texting:

Texting has become the main source of communication for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 23. In fact, the United States Census Bureau plans to change the official language of the United States from English to Texting within the next few years. For the parents who are unaware of what texting is, it can be thought of as writing someone a hand written letter, and then making that letter really really tiny and putting it inside your cellphone to send to others.

Studies have shown that nearly 38% of teenagers text so frequently that they have lost the ability to communicate verbally, and instead grunt and point when they are unable to text. Due to the rigorous nature of texting, other studies have demonstrated that the average teenagers’ thumb strength has increased nearly 3000% over the last several years. By 2032, it is expected that most teenagers’ thumbs will be roughly the size of a grown man’s leg.

Following is a list of the most common texting abbreviations by teenagers:

2NITE TONIGHT
BTW BY THE WAY
IYMS IS YOUR MOM SINGLE?
ACKD ADULT CHILDREN WITH KNITTING DISORDERS
WTF WITH THANKS FOREVER
IATMS I ATE TOO MANY SKITTLES
OMG ANGRY (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
OMG HAPPY (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
OMG SURPRISED (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
OMG SCARED (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
OMG MAD (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
OMG JEALOUS (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
OMG ELATED (EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION)
FU FOUND A UNICORN
SIFAFU SERIOUSLY, I FOUND A FUCKING UNICORN
NINAHIAFU NO, IT’S NOT A HORSE, IT’S A FUCKING UNICORN
HDIKIGAFHAISRTHIFK HOW DO I KNOW? IT’S GOT A FUCKING HORN AND IT SHITS RAINBOWS. THAT’S HOW I FUCKING KNOW
WNNIFTITOAIJMC WAIT, NO NEVERMIND. I FORGOT THAT I’M TRIPPING ON ACID. IT’S JUST MY CAT

 

Also, check out these fun facts about teenagers and texting:

  • Both of the words “texting” and “teenager” start with the letter “t.”
  • The word “texting” has 7 letters and “teenager” has 8 letters.
  • Texting is not illegal; however, shooting someone while texting is.
  • Teenagers can text, but texters cannot teenage.

 

Image: “Doocci.com: Please Send Me Lots Of Love” by Carl. August 10, 2011.

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23 replies

  1. Eagerly looking forward to the cell phones becoming foot ball fields. What else to do with leg sized thumbs?

    BTWBGF.
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    But that will be great fun. 🙂

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  2. The texting abbreviation list is stellar.

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  3. it also means Laugh on Lucifer

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  5. OMG! Ha, ha, ha… That was great.

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  6. OMG: Oh my God! This pieces of writing is not just funny but enlightening and it’s the fact.
    In addition to what you said, It affects some of them while writing exam. Instead of normal spellings, they would have forgotten that it’s an exam when they try to shorten some sentences.

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  7. My cat killed my grandma LOL. Very good post. I worry that my kids are going to kill my thumbs when I do a thumb war with them. Darn you teenage texters!

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  8. Reblogged this on Contrafactual and commented:
    ROTFLMAO … TNSTAAFL

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  9. This is too funny!

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  10. OMG! I’m so old…and teenagers are still teenagers. ISO…ATAST.

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