Texting for Baby Boomers and Seniors – LOL

SMS: Text Messaging Gets Redesigned

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As Baby Boomers, we did not grow up computer literate. Many of us have only recently learned how to navigate the online world of Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and Texting. But since more and more Baby Boomers, Soon to be Seniors, and Serious Seniors are texting and tweeting, a recent article suggested that there is a growing need for a STC (Senior Texting Code). I have taken the liberty of adding a BBTC (Baby Boomer Texting Code).

Please pass this on to your CHILDREN and Grandchildren so they can understand your texts or keep the definitions private if you want to have private texting conversations.

  • ATD: At The Doctor’s
  • BFF: Best Friend Fainted
  • BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
  • BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
  • CBM: Covered By Medicare
  • CGU: Can’t get up
  • CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center
  • DWI: Driving While Incontinent
  • FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers
  • FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
  • FYI: Found Your Insulin
  • GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
  • GHA: Got Heartburn Again
  • HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement
  • IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
  • LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
  • LOL: Living On Lipitor
  • LWO: Lawrence Welk ‘s On
  • OMMR: On My Massage Recliner
  • OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.
  • ROFLCGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing… And Can’t Get Up
  • TTYL: Talk To You Louder
  • WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?
  • WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again
  • WTP: Where’s The Prunes?
  • WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil
  • GGLKI: (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking In)

I hope you enjoyed this new text code. But if you want to avoid having to deal with many of the symptoms of aging, i.e., you want to remain strong and healthy indefinitely, then please schedule a brief coaching session with me at http://www.DrEricaWellness.com



Dr. Erica

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1 Jasmine { 03.23.11 at 5:01 pm }

Oh lol that’s funny! I love ROFL…CGU. Too funny, thanks for sharing!
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2 Dr. Erica Goodstone { 03.23.11 at 6:53 pm }

Jasmine, Glad you liked it. Thanks.

3 Bryan McHeyzer { 03.28.11 at 5:13 am }

Hi Erica,
Ha! Ha! it is hard to write when I am laughing so much.
Now that is very clever….
Being a boomer I can relate to the short cut used by the younger generation…quite often have to check with my children as to what the heck they said.

Great post.
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4 jaclyn castro { 03.28.11 at 5:38 am }

Hahaha! I liked BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth and WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil.
Thanks for the 2 minute break. I needed that! 😀


5 Dr. Erica Goodstone { 03.28.11 at 1:48 pm }

Bryan and Jaclyn, I thought this was funny and wasn’t sure how others might respond. Thanks for the positive comments. Erica

6 Val Wilcox { 03.29.11 at 4:05 pm }

These are great! Only problem is remembering them! LOL
Thanks for a good laugh today Erica,
Val 😉
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7 Dr. Erica Goodstone { 03.29.11 at 7:26 pm }

Val, What was it you said? Only kidding. Thanks for the comment. I enjoyed sharing this. Erica

8 Clare { 04.20.11 at 5:58 am }

Hi Erica,
I love these! made me laugh and that is awesome therapy! I remember thinking my parents didn’t get it and now my kids are laughing at me- LOL! Glad I have a sense of humor!
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9 Dr. Erica Goodstone { 04.20.11 at 3:21 pm }


10 Dr. Erica Goodstone { 04.20.11 at 3:23 pm }

Clare, I’m glad you found the humor in it.

11 Sharon Sultan { 09.04.11 at 4:10 am }

You’re so right on. I would love to have your list with your byline, etc. for my upcoming book – Once Upon Our Times: 65 Years Growing Up Baby Boomer. We are asking a very select few authors/experts to be featured in the upcoming book. Let me know.

12 Dr. Erica Goodstone { 09.04.11 at 4:46 am }

@ Sharon Sultan:
I am not the creator of this list of senior texting codes. But I have certainly enjoyed sharing them.