i’ve been learning to let my 12-year-old daughter go. just a little bit at a time. yesterday i let her walk over to a friend’s house by herself.
“text me when you get there.”
text: “im here.”
text: “tx babe”
text: “wats tx?”
text: “o! u mean THX!”
text: “tx is legitimate.”
text: “fine. but it makes me think u r trying 2 do TXT!”
new tools. new spellings. new meanings. communications folks best have their wits about them and a readiness to flex as language morphs and generations merge. if not, i guess they can always refer to this.