Dear Moms, STOP WITH THE ABBREVIATIONS

It has gone too far.

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It has come to my attention that everyone's mom has absolutely no idea how to use abbreviations.

I find it hilarious that my mom literally abbreviates every word possible in all of her texts and on Facebook #confusing #lotsofdecoding

Katie Sheridan@Ksher14

I find it hilarious that my mom literally abbreviates every word possible in all of her texts and on Facebook #confusing #lotsofdecoding

9:46 PM - 26 Sep 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

This problem has become especially apparent over the course of the past few years as massive amounts of moms have started using the texting medium.

It's so funny when my mom abbreviates stuff in text message. like, i do not know what you are attempting to say girl

Kennedy@ukayskeeeze

It's so funny when my mom abbreviates stuff in text message. like, i do not know what you are attempting to say girl

11:45 PM - 06 Aug 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

Problem is, they have NO IDEA how to use this medium effectively.

It's believed moms think they're being clever with their abbreviations...

My mom abbreviates in texts because she thinks it's clever but I can't understand them, I can't understand them mom.

Carrots@carebearcarys

My mom abbreviates in texts because she thinks it's clever but I can't understand them, I can't understand them mom.

5:09 PM - 12 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

... when, in fact, they're making absolutely no. sense. AT. ALL.

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You see, moms don't understand that leaving out one letter is kind of weird.

lol my mom abbreviates "thanks" to "thnks"....... Like why? You're literally taking one letter out

mary carson@MurreCarson

lol my mom abbreviates "thanks" to "thnks"....... Like why? You're literally taking one letter out

3:02 PM - 09 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

They don't realize that most people just say type out "yes."

my mom abbreviates a LIIIIIIITTLE too much.

maggie@magg_3

my mom abbreviates a LIIIIIIITTLE too much.

12:15 PM - 06 Jan 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

They're also unaware of "teen slang" and can fall victim to saying wildly inappropriate things.

I always laugh when my mom abbreviates thought

Jacob@neSCOREa

I always laugh when my mom abbreviates thought

8:38 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

For example, this meant "assignments."

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STD meant "standard":

I always chuckle when my mom abbreviates "standard" as "STD" via text.

Emily Peachey@epeachh

I always chuckle when my mom abbreviates "standard" as "STD" via text.

2:16 PM - 01 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ck meant "chicken":

And don't get me started about their fascination with potatoes.

Texting my mom cracks me up. She abbreviates things that shouldn't be abbreviated. Example: "pot" means potatoes. "get pot from store" haha

Christie@MissChris52_11

Texting my mom cracks me up. She abbreviates things that shouldn't be abbreviated. Example: "pot" means potatoes. "get pot from store" haha

9:54 AM - 21 Sep 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

They just have no idea.

My mom abbreviates potato as pot #okay

Another area moms fail horribly at is the abbreviation of store names.

while most people abbreviate Urban Outfitters to "Urban", my mom abbreviates it to "Outfitters"

Lelia Milner@lmilner14

while most people abbreviate Urban Outfitters to "Urban", my mom abbreviates it to "Outfitters"

2:29 PM - 02 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's just no one calls it that.

Mom abbreviates Cracker Barrel to "Crack Bar"

Cari Johnson@Carii_J

Mom abbreviates Cracker Barrel to "Crack Bar"

4:15 PM - 09 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And don't get me started on the phenomenon of adding an "s" to the end of words.

My mom calls it "Walmarts," and that drives me insane. #TrueStory

Matthew Hurtt@matthewhurtt

My mom calls it "Walmarts," and that drives me insane. #TrueStory

3:39 AM - 30 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, how can you help?

When my mom texts me she always abbreviates random words for example hairspray-hairsp absolutely-absolu boyfriend-boyfr #likewhy lmfao

jan-AYE@janayenaynay

When my mom texts me she always abbreviates random words for example hairspray-hairsp absolutely-absolu boyfriend-boyfr #likewhy lmfao

2:06 PM - 11 Aug 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just simply tell your mom: "YOU CAN'T MAKE UP YOUR OWN ABBREVIATIONS, MOM."

the fact that my mom abbreviates working at home as wah gets me everytime..you cant just make up your own abbreviations #sueprobs

cara paolino@babycur93

the fact that my mom abbreviates working at home as wah gets me everytime..you cant just make up your own abbreviations #sueprobs

9:37 AM - 26 Nov 12ReplyRetweetFavorite