A tale inspired by (though not relating to) the picture prompt at today's Mindlovemisery's Menagerie
I texted back ‘WHAT?’
He replied ‘FANCY A DRINK TOMORROW’.
Now, I understood that. He wanted a drink tomorrow, Tuesday. I wasn’t free so I texted back HA WTF? trying to be clever, meaning ‘how about Wednesday Thursday or Friday?’
His reply was nonsensical. It just said UCMU. Goodness knows what that means I thought.
Then I had an idea. I googled ‘text speak’ and found a sort of online texter's dictionary and suddenly I could read it. Apparently, he'd said ‘you crack me up’.
I didn’t understand what I’d said that had amused him, so I looked up WTF in my new dictionary and - well - I won't spell out what I'd inadvertently written!
I wrote out my free days in proper English, followed by IHA which I now understand to mean ‘I hate acronyms’. What a strange thing to abbreviate! Anyway, we arranged to GAB (get a beer) Thursday.
A couple of friends joined us in the pub. Whilst sitting around the table, I got a bit vocal about my dislike of texting, only to notice that our two companions were actually texting each other whilst joining in our conversation. ‘Multi-tasking’ one explained. Then he stood up, said ‘G4AP’ to me and wandered off to the toilet!
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