I was reading an article on teenagers and text speak recently and nearly laughed out loud…which is a bad thing as I was reading at work and I work in a library.
Not at the almost unintelligible number, letter and symbol combinations. Many of these are clever and I wish I’d had them when I’d been a teen so I could have text my friends in our secret code.
It was the third last on the following list that caught the laugh in my throat:
:@ is right! What is a phrase like “She who must be obeyed” doing in a list of hip sayings like T+ or CD9?! Instantly I hear Leo McKern in the sharp and cranky tones of John Mortimer’s Rumpole of the Bailey growling about the latest restrictions enforced by the formidible Hilda, the aforementioned and original “She Who Must Be Obeyed”.
That a pudgy little middle aged man with the wit as sharp as a teenagers fashion critic could possibly be on the cutting edge of teen pop culture makes me ROTFL.