A number of times, my friend Meaghan has had to decipher text phrases for me, since I’d never texted. She or others would use some of these text phrases like “idk” or “kwim” and I would be found scratching my head. I’ve come a long way since those early days and now can decipher most text phrases without assistance. Good thing too, since…..
I just got an iPhone. With texting. Unlimited. Whoa.
And I gotta say, it’s kinda fun! No longer do I need to wait for the slower email to reach its destination. No longer do I have to be a wall flower in the texting dance. And this Face Time capability? How cool is that! The personal assistant Siri takes a little getting used to, but having an e-personal assistant has a nice ring to it (pun intended).
So it looks like this non-texting chic is easily embracing texting after all these years. I always felt like I didn’t need another avenue for people to contact me and was afraid if I did start texting, I wouldn’t have control over that. But guess what? I can turn my iPhone off just as easily as my previous cell phone. Fascinating.
What will not change, however, is my grammar. I cannot promise that, in a rush, I won’t occasionally use a “U” instead of “you”, but I prefer not to. I’m proud of my firm grasp of all things grammar and punctuation. And now is not the time where I want to let my brain get lazy and stop trying to remember anything on my own. Now is the time to challenge my brain to keep it sharp and continue to practice good grammar. And whether it’s an email or a Facebook post, I want my words and phrases to reflect a brain that is still intact and remembers spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, and meaning.
So idk I thk I lik ths txting thng, kwim? jk……. J