Feb 172010


I understand these … they’re part of everyday usage really, I “grew up”, Internet-wise, using and feeling comfortable with them. Recently, however, some young new upstarts have appeared on the scene, and they seem to be taking over, forcing out the familiar LOL and supplanting the comfortable. I refer, of course, to “FML” and “FTW”.

These arrived without my noticing, which is bad enough; like a fogey, I had to ask what they mean. Worse, however, is that even with an explanation, I still don’t really understand them. I can’t put myself in the position where they would be my response; they simply do not resonate with me in the slightest.

So, I’m now reading “Grumpy Old Men“, “Is it just me, or is everything shit?” and all the rest of that ilk and empathising completely with the authors … I guess it’s time to buy some really comfortable slippers, a nice cardigan and possible even a pipe and embrace the decline into old age!