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I like to think that I’m a man of the people, someone who’s somewhat in touch with what’s going in the world, someone who’s open-minded and understanding of various practices and walks of life.

However.

I’m not a big fan of text speak. And by that I mean I haven’t really been a good shorthand texter. And by that I mean I can’t stand to do it. It makes me crazy. I’m usually okay with receiving texts with some abbreviations (to a certain degree) but I can’t bring myself to do the same. I have to spell out words, include some punctuation, avoid sounding like I’m 14 and illiterate, you know.

This may just be me getting older but some things that are used as shorthand by kids younger than I are simply ridiculous. More ridiculous still are the frantic, yet mostly futile, attempts to decipher kids’ code. It’s comical to me. Now, I fully support parents trying to understand their kids and reach out to them or help them. You gotta do that. But where the heck is some of this stuff coming from?

I read this article today informing parents of some of what their kids’ texts may mean and it’s truly enlightening. I thought I’d share just a few of them.

Thanks…10x
One to one…121
I love you…143
I hate you…182
Too cool …2c
Too cool for you…2c4u
Too hot to handle…2H2H
Too late…2L8
Too much to handle…2M2H
Too much information…2 MI
To you too …2U2
Mom…303
Threesome…3sum
Information…411
Forever…4ever
Forgive me…4GM
Forward … 4ward
Over, out of, get rid of…86
Parent in room…CD9
Parent has left…99
Anyplace, anywhere, anytime…A3
Always and forever …AAF
As a matter of fact… AAMOF
As far as I’m concerned…AFAIAC
At home… AH
Actually laughing out loud…ALOL
Available on cell…AOC
Angel on your pillow…AOYP
Age, Sex, Location, Picture…ASLP
At what time …AWT
As you know…AYK
Are you stupid or something…AYSOS
Drug of choice…DOC

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If these are even legitimate, commonplace terms that people use (which I’m not convinced they are) how on earth do people remember everything? And my biggest question: how do you tell when there’s been a typo?

Oh, you crazy kids. YCK. 143

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dylanHow does it feel? To be on your own? A complete unknown? Bob Dylan might know.

A police officer questioning Bob Dylan recognized his name but wasn’t sure it was him.

The rock legend was stopped in July by police in Long Branch, New Jersey, who were responding to a call about a suspicious person roaming the neighborhood, police said.

According to Long Branch Police Department Sgt. Michael Ahart, Dylan had been peering into a window of a house that was for sale, which prompted a neighbor to call the police on July 23.

One of two responding officers, Officer Kristie Buble, 24, approached Dylan and asked him for his name.

“She recognized the name, she just really didn’t believe it was Bob Dylan,” Ahart told CNN. “He was soaking wet because it was raining and he was wearing a hood.”

So Buble asked the musician for identification, but he had none.

Buble and her partner, Officer Derrick Meyers, 24, then asked Dylan, 68, to accompany them to where his tour buses were parked. Once they arrived, Dylan showed them identification.

“Dylan was really cool about the whole incident,” Ahart said. He said he asked the singer why he had been walking in the rain and was told, “I just felt like going for a walk.”

Dylan, who is on a national tour with musicians Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, was in Long Branch on the Jersey shore prior to his performance at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.

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A sign of the times? I can hear Martin Bashir now…

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