I am teacher, and I am fluent in text-speak.

As seen on Ellen; 

Parent texting teen: What do you want for supper?
Teen responds: idk
Parent: What does that mean?
Teen: I don’t know. 
Parent: Then should you be using it, if you don’t know what it means?!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I receive emails in this sort of lingo often in my work. In fact, I’ve had to school myself in text-speak in order to communicate with my students!

Hey Mrs.Daisy,
Whacha doin’. just wondering .Wrong question. You’re at work. he he. ok. Thank You so much for teaching me this year! It was awesome! Have a wonderful Summer Break! 🙂 

Well, she did pull herself together and use more appropriate formal language toward the end of the note. Then she signed it.

Have a Nice Morning, Day, and Evening, Night, and Midnight! lol!
U Rock!??????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)

When I read a note like this one, I feel a little like Sally Field winning her second Oscar. It matters a little less that the governor is continually undermining my profession. The people who matter, those who need me the most, those who are too young to vote, know how much I care. They know I’m working hard for them each and every day.

It’s for those young people, the students, our future, that I am determined to get out the vote one week from today. Let’s make it awesome. Let’s make the election results rock.!!!:):):)

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