It’s no secret that siblings don’t always get along. Whether it’s fighting over the remote control or arguing about who gets to sit in the front seat, siblings often find themselves at odds with one another. And what’s worse, parents often find themselves right in the middle of it, as if they’re referees closely watching a wrestling match.
What with all the squabbles and bickering it’s hard to keep up so is it any wonder that parents sometimes mix up their children? Luckily for Selma (and for us), she was able to catch her parent doing so in writing. We have a feeling that ice cream was on the parents this time.
Stating the Obvious
You have to appreciate that Melissa's father wanted to let her know who the text was from but also what device it was sent from as well. Why Melissa's dad thought this information was important, we'll never know. What we do know is this father's very specific text couldn't be more adorable!
Being mindful and specific is certainly something we can learn from our parents. We wonder if our children will have the same experiences when it comes to us as we navigate the murky waters of modern tech! Who knows what it will be like in 15 or so years or how we'll adjust...
Today, thanks to the development of autocorrect, we could all easily write “correctly,” and yet, we don’t. Even though it's meant to help us send messages without mistakes we still somehow “misspell” and “misuse” words, ignore punctuation marks, and modify the basic rules of grammar. So is it really that helpful?!
On the other hand, without this function we wouldn't get gems like this text exchange concerning Burger King, or "Bushes King," according to this mother's autocorrect. Let's just hope that the two were eventually able to understand each other and share a "meat in a roll" meal at Burger King.
Slang once traveled solely through word-of-mouth, but with the emergence of modern tech, the speed at which slang expressions could spread outside of their communities changed drastically. Still, it's easy to forget at times that our parents may not understand some of the slang terms we use and will often need to check with us.
This is exactly what happened in this text exchange between this kid and their mom. She had an idea what her daughter meant but she still wanted to check. While she's learning, she might as well get familiar with all the other slang terms kids are coming up with nowadays...
Dough-nt Confuse Him
Online slang moves fast. New words and phrases move from cultural obscurity to mass audiences seemingly overnight. You blink and all the websites and social media feeds become incomprehensible. But here it seems like Libby's dad is trying to catch up on the latest "lingo" (another word for a particular slang).
While "get this bread" isn't exactly an easy phrase to decode, this dad is happy to embrace all the new slang so he can keep up with his kids. This dad deserves a gold medal, it's not easy when you get older. May the rest of his interactions with his kids bring more enlightening terminology.