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Peter Anderson

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Texting codes for Seniors
« on: December 03, 2019, 08:36:47 AM »
With the arrival of the mobile phone, young people developed the art of communicating with texting codes, like LOL, OMG, TTYL, etc.
When we were younger, we used to do something similar by writing SWALK or ITALY on the back of the envelope to our messages to girl(boy)friends.

SWALK  = Sealed With A Loving Kiss
ITALY    = I Trust And Love You

Tony Hancock claimed in one of his early TV shows, that  OHMS  stood for Our Hearts Merge Sweetheart.


Not to be outdone, a whole new range of these has been developed for Senior Citizens.

                                 ATD           = At The Doctors

                                 SBA           = Severe Back Ache

                                 BFF            = Best friends Funeral

                                 BTW          = Bring The Wheelchair

                                 BYOT         = Bring Your Own Teeth

                                 FWIW       = Forgot Where I Was

                                 GGPBL       = Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

                                 GHA           = Got Heartburn Again   (for males)
                                                   = Got Hot Flush Again    (for females)

                                 NMT           = No Motion Today

                                 GISA          = Glad I'm Still Alive

                                 GCDO        = Grey Cells Day Off

                                 TLDR          = Too Long, Didn't Read

                                 HASM         = Having A Senior Moment

                                 SCAN         = Senior Citizen, Afternoon Nap

                                 WMP?        = What's My Password?

                                 WDIPMG?  = Where Did I Put My Glasses?

                                 KBT            = Knees Bad Today

                                 WDWPTC? = Where Did We Park The Car?

                                 RBS            = Really Bad Shoulder

                                 APUA          = Arthritis Playing Up Again

                                 LSMTRDML = Laughed So Much Tears Ran Down My Legs

                                 WDIWIH?  = What Did I Want In Here

                                 WAY?        = Who Are You?


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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »
There were two popular codes used by servicemen in World War 2 writing letters to their sweethearts.

Burma 'Be upstairs ready my angel'
Norwich 'Knickers off ready when I come home'

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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 06:07:20 AM »
Yes, John, still in use when I was at school, after the war, of course, but I chose not to refer to them earlier.
But you are quite right.

Being away from their loved ones, this was a very difficult time for our military, especially as they were abroad for several years.  Still true for servicemen today, as well.

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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 03:53:57 PM »
Peter,

You have put the above up at the same time that I put the below into TDP:



Following my query with jackoj re: what TFS meant in his posts, here is a definitive list of all those text expressions:

https://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp

When you get there, click one of the Alphabet letters at the top (well, half way down) to be jumped to that position in the list.



TCOY

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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 10:18:32 AM »
Hugh - the link doesn't work?

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 03:02:53 PM »
Hi John,

Just clicked on it again and it worked fine! ???

The website is called www.webopedia.com

I have looked for the page again by doing a Google Search for text message abbreviations.
The web page I had found previously was at the top of the list, but the URL hasn't got the #T on the end of it.

So I have removed that from the URL above.  It should work now.

https://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp

I think the #T came from me jumping down to T in the list as I was looking up TFP, which a Member of TDP (the Tierce de Picardie Forum) had put up.  TFP = Thanks For Posting.

So when I copied the URL from the Address Bar at the top it included that #T.

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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 05:27:36 AM »
Great, but at my age I'll never remember 1,528 text codes, and I am sure I'd muddle them up, getting me into more trouble.
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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2019, 09:31:31 AM »
i agree.  With these TEXT CODES there may even be more that one interpretation of those letters!  Then that could spell trouble (pardon the pun).

TCOY and HC & NY.

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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2019, 07:23:37 PM »
TYVM!

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Re: Texting codes for Seniors
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2019, 09:57:02 AM »
TYVM  ???  ?

I raise my glass to you, Sir!

To You Very Merry too!

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