Seniors Need Text Speak Too

In the last blog post I strongly urged all of you to learn text speak. It’s creeping into the language, even the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. While text speak is becoming an accepted method of communication for business people and kids, text speak is something senior citizens should learn as well.

Seniors are more active and social today than ever before.  They are getting and using cell phones in record numbers. They’re texting to friends in neighboring nursing homes, texting their doctors, texting senior centers, texting the mortuaries to see if they’ve arrived yet. Texting the drug store to see if their prescriptions are ready.

Senior married couples use cell phones to communicate with each other in large department stores, grocery stores and Wal-Marts. They think it makes them look cool (and younger) to talk on a cell phone.  Besides if the senior couple splits up in a store, they usually have to keep track of each other so one of them doesn’t get lost. The texts help the couples remember where they are and what they’re there for.

Seniors need their own text speak.  Lots of text speak kids use today doesn’t apply to seniors.  And seniors have things they text to each other that teenagers wouldn’t understand t. Senior text messages don’t mean anything to anyone else except other seniors.

So to help seniors out with their text speak vocabulary I’ve included some the more popular and familiar text speak acronyms and their meanings.

Go, Seniors, Go!  Text, Seniors, Text.  Now it’s quick and simple with your own text speak language!

ATD – At the Doctor’s
AIID – Am I Incontinent? Depends
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
HANNB — Hearing Aids Need New Batteries
HYSMT — Have You Seen My Teeth?
HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO – Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL – Living on Lipitor
LWO – Lawrence Welk’s On
OMMR – On My Massage Recliner
OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas
ROFL…CGU – Rolling on the Floor Laughing…Can’t get Up!
GG TTPA– Gotta Go. Time To Pee Again
TTYL – Talk to You Louder
WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?
WDIDT — Why Did I Do That?
WDYS–What Did Y0u Say?
WTFA – Wet the Furniture Again
WTP – Where’s the Prunes
WWNO – Walker Wheels Need Oil

2 thoughts on “Seniors Need Text Speak Too

  1. LOL…You’re so funny! My father in-law had me text his granddaughter for him because she won’t answer her phone calls. She only answers texts, lol! My husband tried to teach him how to text. He has no interest. I’ll have to show him this.
    Great post:)


  2. Love this post! My parents have recently started texting more and more. We were just talking this weekend about how convenient and easy texting is. I’ll have to be sure to share the senior text lingo with them, although it will probably get me in trouble! Lol!


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