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.
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.
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...
Gone are the days when all communication was letter bound! With the technological revolution that is instant messaging, be it on our phones or laptops, there is no longer a need to sign your name after each message you send. This convenient fact, however, hasn't reached everyone, we're looking at you, Gene Jasper!
As boomers are one of the most scrutinized and scapegoated generations ever, especially when it comes to using tech, it’s probably no surprise that they have trouble understanding all the features that come along with it. Or could it be that he's signing his name in defiance of an increasingly modernized world?
Parenting is a constant balance of cool perks, like gaining valuable relationships with your children, and super annoying realizations, like how difficult it is to get ahold of them when they get older. PSA: Call or message your parents back! Our lives get so busy that it's easy to leave our parents on read.
It'll only take a couple of minutes (or hours, depending on how chatty your parents are) to catch up and let them know you're doing well. But guess what? You don't even have to wait for them to call or message you, you can just call them whenever you want!