26 June 2008

Dialog, Part 10

(A series of text messages exchanged between me and Ty-man’s 14-year-old cousin, J, one day this past week.)

J: :)Hey!!

Me: To!

Me: Oops I hate auto-correct. I meant YO!

J: Who is this?????

Me: It’s Heather

J: O sry !!!! Lol I didn’t reconize ur # whose pone r u using?

Me: Mine. It’s under Ty-man’s name.

J: O I no y I didn’t reconize da #, it was cause on my pone ur # starts w/ a 1 :) lol

Me: Ha! I see. Whatcha doing?

Watchin without a trace wt u doin

Kids. Just put H & A down for nap. J is playing for a while longer. Then it’s laundry!

Aw so sweet I cant wait 2 c j, h, a, u, an ty

Same here, hon. Plus? A likes to play hide and seek. You guys will have fun with that!

Yeah!! :-D

Time for J’s bottle. Love ya!

K bye :)

Gad, I’m so old. I can’t even text right.


Jenn said...

That's like reading another language (language that can't spell!)

Miss Britt said...

Oh, my poor head.

Donna said...

I just can't bring my self to do it. I'm coming around, though. I'll drop vowels on a lot of words for time and space, but I have a hard time with abbrevs. like LOL and whatever else is out there. I'm snobby like that!

Avitable said...

I make my cousins respond to me like normal English speaking people.

Expat No. 3699 said...


It would take me more time than its worth to figure out all the abbreviations. Give me English or give me...never mind.


Molly's Mom said...

Wha??? I think this is one instance where I am just FINE being an old fart, thankyouverymuch. Husband is on Facebook (he insists it's good for networking, I think it makes him look like a perv) and my 18 yr old niece is one of his friends or whatever they call it. He is always saying "you DO NOT want to see the new profile pic Em has up." Um, no. No, I most assuredly do not, as I'm sure it centers around her ginormous cleavage.
Kids these days. Gah.

That Chick Over There said...

Texting is like work to me. I try to avoid that if I can.

.:| Melissa.Mizladytaz |:. said...


I don't like texting. I can barely do it. It takes WAY too damned long!

My daughter can text out like 3 full on paragraphs in the time it takes me to text out "I luv U" ... Yea, I suck at texting! *nods*

I can read it alright though. Lots of years in IRC chat, has helped that, I guess!

But the typing it out on a phone. Nah. Not enough damned keys. I need a FULL ON keyboard! *giggles*

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

Texting is an art. That's for sure.

Gypsy said...

That made my eyes bleed.

Anonymous said...

I'm just getting the hang of texting. My daughter (16) just got a computer in her room and we actually had a convo while IMing. She said she liked that better because she couldn't see my disapproving face while she told me "sensitive" things.

morgetron said...

I think that NOT being able to text is a good thing.

I hate that crapola.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Jenn - A complete other language.

Britt - Motrin?

Donna - I just feel like my HS English teacher is going to beat me if I text like J.

Avitable - You would!

Linda~ - I'm with you, but it's familial love, you know?

Molly's Mom - OK, husband on Facebook? Boy needs help! :)

That Chick Over There - I agree. I feel like I'm going cross-eyed when I text.

Melissa - I'm with you. I need a full keyboard!

Applehead - And art? If that's so, I'm definitely not an artist.

Gypsy - Sorry, hon. Missed you! :)

MetalMom - That? Is just funny/weird.

Morgetron - Thank GAWD! I think the same thing!

B said...

At least you CAN text! I can't. I haven't got the foggiest idea of how to do it. My 17-yr. old has 1,000 texts per month on her phone, and she complains that it's not enough. No wonder she ended up with a "C" in English!

Narcoleptic said...

I had grasped the much coveted messaging skills sometime back, but right in the middle of it all, I realised I didn't exactly realise the hilarity of the entire thing in the first place,
I guess "dats a sign f m grwng p"

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

B - I do worry about the state of the American-English language. Wait, I guess texting is the American-English language. Ish.

Narcoleptic - HA!