You did what to my Gran!?!?

Consider if you will, how easily a message is transformed by a casually mis-typed emoji.

I’m sure we are all familiar with the tale of the mother who assumed that LOL meant ‘lots of love’ and sent a message to her son informing him of the death of his Grandmother signed off with LOL.

Consider now if you will, how easily a message is transformed by a casually mis-typed emoji.

No?  Let me give you an example or two.

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I saw your gran last night ūüôā ¬†¬†is wholly different to ¬†I saw your gran last night ūüėČ

You accidentally add a winky face to that and it gets rather uncomfortable for me. ¬†I’m suddenly wanting to know where you saw her because she should have been at bingo. ¬†Then I want to know why you were hanging around her and why to god you added a winky face which can only mean something a little sexy. ¬†I do not want you having any sexy time with my gran. ¬†Good heavens. ¬†Stick to a nice smiley and we’re still going to be friends.

God forbid that comes from like a parent or a sibling, that’s a whole new level of messed up and there is no way I can spend Christmas with you all.

More?

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Now imagine you were to send the following:

I saw your sister and her husband at the park yesterday.

If you add the tongue out winky face instead of the regular smiley face then again I am wondering wtf, was getting sexy with my gran not enough for you? ¬†I am then forced to ask what in the blazes happened with my sister and her rather dull accountant husband Greg that required any sort of tonguing? ¬†They’re not the tonguing type of people. ¬†Please stop.

At this point I am considering having to ask you to leave me and my family alone.

 

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There are lines one should not cross, and I think careful typing is essential to ensure that you do not send the message below with the smiley icons above:

Hey stranger, popped round to your place but you weren’t in. ¬†Was great to see your mum and dad after all these years ¬†

That is too far, I mean sweet Jesus what sexy stuff did you do that made you go all winky face and then then cry?  Was it both touching and deviant?  Were there  cuddles?

I now want you to delete me from your phone and call the authorities.

So there you have it. ¬†Just a few tips…be careful out there. ¬†Next week I intend to explore the incorrect use of the abbreviation for ‘At The Moment’.

Michael

 


Want to read more of my stuff?  No.  Don’t blame you, no offence taken.

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/29/a-collection-of-miserable-limericks/

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/14/probing-a-cautionary-tale/

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/03/first-blog-post/

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/14/we-unlikely-few/

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/casual/

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/casual/

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