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Text-speak for the over-50s

Visitors: Heaven or Hell?

As quoted in the Daily Telegraph:-

The young have their own shorthand for text messaging like LOL – Laugh Out Loud – and OMG – Oh My Gosh.

So, former Tory MEP David Campbell-Bannerman, known as DCB, has posted some timely text-speak for the busy over-50s.

ATD is sent by someone At The Doctor

BFF means they are at their Best Friend’s Funeral

while BTW is a request to Bring the Wheelchair

FWIW is Forgot Where I Was

GGPBL is Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

TFT is Texting From Toilet

NAW – Need A Wee

I think it is time to PKO (Put Kettle On)…


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About the Author: George Simpson

George is our Editor-in-Chief. He has been involved in many aspects of management and consultancy throughout his professional life. He is the embodiment of a typical "Silver Lifer" and continues to have significant meaning to those around him and society as a whole. Follow George on George is a founding member of The Silver Life.

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