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15 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning To Your Mom

There's "texting" and then there's mom "texting."

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2. Mess

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What it usually means: A dirty or unorganized collection of things.

What it means to your mom: A word your mom uses to describe your room no matter how often you actually clean it.

4. Caps Lock

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What it usually means: A button on the keyboard that allows you to write in all caps.

What it means to your mom: Something you mom uses despite the fact that it makes it look like she's constantly yelling because she can more easily read her texts in caps lock.

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5. Motivational Quote

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What it usually means: A historical or memorable quote that inspires people.

What it means to your mom: A misattributed quote to post on Facebook and tag your kids in.

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10. Mail

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What it usually means: A letter delivered by the postal service.

What it means to your mom: Letters that your mom opens, regardless of whether or not they were addressed to her.

12. Dating

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Actual definition: Romantic companionship between two people.

What it means to your mom: A necessary evil that'll bring her the grandchildren she desires.

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