Let me tell you this, my parents are a very special breed of humans. They are funny and they don’t even know about it. And how did I discover this? I did it through the hidden texting talents my parents just acquired. Their curiosity just makes it even funnier.
So I thought I’d compile the funniest texts parents send to their kids. Sit back and enjoy the fun ride to funny text land.
Their funny attempt at understanding the ‘SMS Lingo’.
Well for us its convenience, but for them it’s like a crash course for being one of us (that’s what they want us to believe). Well let’s give it to them at least for trying. And the list of funny screen grabs we have makes it totally worth it! Plus, when they misunderstand the acronyms, like LOL- Loads of Love (originally you know what it stands for).
The Autocorrect War
They are the unsung heroes of the autocorrect war. I mean just imagine, one moment they want to know where we are and bam! The autocorrect happens to play the role of a comic mediator. Such funny screen grabs of utterly funny, embarrassing and hilarious texts makes my day. It’s totally for the win. This is the only reason why I want my parents to keep texting me.
The ALL CAPS dialect
There’s nothing in this world funnier than the ALL CAPS dialect. It’s like they are shouting virtually. But in some hilarious cases, they just don’t know how to get the ALL CAPS option down. Personally this the funniest trait of newly text friendly parents can ever have.
The- Ican’tfindthespacebar phase
Every parent, every single parent with a new smart phone has gone through this particular funny phase. Mysteriously they can find everything on their phone but not how to use space bar while texting. And that just gives us one more reason to laugh out loud (not on our parents, duh! On the funny texts).
The OTHER LANGUAGE mode
I don’t even know how they manage to do this with their smart phones. I can barely manage to find the setting section where you can switch languages, but in this case our parents are a step ahead of us, they explored the deep dark corners of the smart phone and change the language and then magically forgot how to switch back to the original default mode. Trust me the screen grabs will speak for itself.
The yearning to understand the concept of EMOJIS
Last but not the least, their commendable effort I understanding the new generation sign language. I’m talking about the outbreak of emojis. For us it was a blast communicating with these silly bunch of yellow faces and random symbols for them it’s like trying to understand the Latin language. But you cannot drain out the funny out of the context.
So, I hereby conclude saying leave your parents alone with their smart phones, they’ll figure the gadget out sooner or later. Just like how they figured you. Peace.
©Madhura Rumde for PosterGully.com