Back in our day, LOL stood for “little old lady,”and a TIA was a small stroke. Not anymore.* Now many of us seniors are left scratching our heads and rolling our eyes when trying to decipher text messages and emails from our younger humans.
But it’s almost the dawn of a new decade – does your knowledge of online vocabulary need to be updated? Find out if you are truly a tech savvy senior by taking this little quiz.
Here are some abbreviations commonly used today in text messages, emails and internet chat forums. How many of these shortcuts can you translate without any help?
13. YMMV (Extra credit)
How many did you know right away?
0 – 4: Time to trade in that flip phone
5 – 8: You’re coming right along
9 – 12: You’ve earned your advanced degree in internet slang
13: You are a tech savvy senior rock star!
Since it’s the holiday season we’ve decided to have a little fun with this and not publish the correct answers here. Instead, the first Medicare card holder who sends us all of the correct answers (visit our website or use our email address below) wins a $10 Starbucks gift card, courtesy of us!
As we head into 2020, don’t keep scratching your head wondering what your kids and grandkids are saying in their emails and messages. Instead, surprise and impress them by sending them texts and emails that end with such expressions as “ILY” (I love you!).
Have fun with this, and once the winning entry has been submitted we’ll post all the correct answers here.
This season stay safe, healthy and warm, and connected with the people you love most – TIA and Happy Holidays!
Jay and Jacci
* LOL – Laughing out loud
* TIA – Thanks in advance