Thursday, August 30, 2007

Did You Just Call Me a 12OF?

David Pogue of The New York Times has a great proposal for a new shorthand language to replace the LOLs, BRBs and TTYLs that our kids and students use. Some of my favorites:
  • IIOYT -- is it on YouTube?
  • CMOS -- call me on Skype
  • GGNUDP -- gotta go, no unlimited data plan
  • JUOC -- jacked up on caffeine
  • 12OF -- twelve-o'clock flasher (refers to someone less than competent with technology, to the extent that every appliance in the house flashes "12:00")
  • NBL -- no battery left
  • CTTC -- can't talk, teacher's coming
He's even got some shortcuts for those of us that are a bit older.
  • WIWYA -- when I was your age
  • YKT – you kids today
  • CRRE -- conversation required; remove earbuds
  • NIWYM -- no idea what you mean
  • NCK -- not a chance, kid
Read more here. What's that you're saying? Sorry - NIWYM!

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