Back to it

Right, I suppose six months is long enough to be away! I will be posting a range of stuff on here for a while. I will start with this poem which is for all of you out there who detest the vile creature which is ‘text speak’!



I check each text I send,

Even if just to a friend,

For spelling, punctuation and good grammar.


It’s ADIH to see

These letters staring back at me.

I want to put my screen through with a hammer.


That’s why I’ve never LOL’d


A ROFLCOPTER just sounds rather scary.


Modern day communication’s

Filled with strange abbreviations

And words not found in any DXNRY.


Whereas some folks think they’re GR8,

Good grief, these acronyms I H8!

I’m IOMH in an ARE.


With so many FAQ

Just for the message to get through.

Can’t we just live in an AFZ?


Whilst I realise that YOLO,

I live my life with no FOMO.

I’ll AAF if there’s something I miss.


But I’m FIIK

About most messages today.

Can’t we just meet F2F and KISS?



I understand YMMV

And LMAO might not sound daft.


But I find YABA

Appearing every other day,

And I struggle because at my age I CRAFT.






LOA (List Of Acronyms) – In order of appearance


UNA – Use No Acronyms

ADIH – Another Day In Hell

LOL – Laughing Out Loud

AFAIC – As Far As I’m Concerned

ROFLCOPTER – Rolling On the Floor Laughing and spinning round and round

DXNRY – Dictionary

GR8 – Great

H8 – Hate

IOMH – In Over My Head

ARE – Acronym Rich Environment

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

AFZ – Acronym Free Zone

YOLO – You Only Live Once

FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out

AAF – Ask A Friend

FIIK – F***ed If I Know

F2F – Face To Face

KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid

@TEOTD – At The End Of The Day

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (your opinion may differ)

LMAO – Laughing My A**e Off

YABA – Yet Another Bloody Acronym

CRAFT – Can’t Remember A F***ing Thing

EOM – End Of Message