I hope that in several months you won’t be asking about a bygone activity!
WTH: (interjection) A family-friendly version of another TLA that begins with WT.
I read “WTH” as “With”. I was thinking “What the heck” was he trying to say?
Wow. Talk about times changing.
The WTH makes this joke.
I read it as “I’m just trading love notes” xD
kid obviously has to translate digital jargon and its emoji short cuts into adultese. Takes a lot of work. Makes me wonder what electronic high school essays look like. Hard to read ’em and grade ’em if time is taken in decoding.
how does he think his Aunt will see his letter if he doesn’t send it by ail …….ORRRRRRR is he going to take a pic of it and send it to her on his cell phone.
Language is always evolving, but into what?
Last month my 8 year old granddaughter wrote me a postcard and it’s sitting right here next to my keyboard. I think it was probably a homework assignment. I make her and her siblings a card with a verse about once a month.
It takes longer to write something concise. It was Blaise Pascal who apologized for writing a long letter, explaining that he hadn’t had time to write a shorter one.
want slow, try spelling out words with the old flip phone keyboards where each key could be 3 different letters depending on how often it was pressed….sllllllllllllllllllow
This reminds me of the “Frazz” from a while back that taught me of the esprit de l’escalier. Reading about it online, I found this quote: “I can think of hard, tough, one-line put-downs, but only after the person concerned has left the room. (NB: this affliction, esprit de l’escalier, is one of the principal reasons why people become writers.)”-Simon Barnes
Writing gives us the chance to craft witty comebacks, yes. But in conversation, when someone has the wit to do that in real time, it can be great fun to witness. There’s a lot to be said for some good face-to-face repartée (And for heaven’s sake let’s leave the zoom stuff out of it!)
I can relate to the writing part of this one. I’ve written a lot for fun over the past few years, and really enjoy it.
As for the abbreviations, they come in handy in some contexts, but I generally prefer the full versions of words/phrases (sometimes).
Interesting comic today.
July 31, 2013