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'He's texting again.'
'Your honor, would you please instruct the witness to stop texting on his cell phone during my cross-examination!'
'Does your bird talk?'
'Grandpa is showing us how they sent a text when he was a kid.'
The I.M.s of Romeo and Juliet
"Was I supposed to answer? I thought it was a rhetorical text."
'I warned him. 'Don't text and drive' ... He wouldn't listen.'
"So, hw ws yr smmr?"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom, classrooms, class, classes, back to school, back-to-school, first day, verbal, verbal communication, communication, vowel, vowels, spelling, grammar, language, languages, english, kid, kids, child, children, teen, teens, teenager, missing, improper, summer vacation, summer break, summer holidays, forgot, forgotten, texting, messaging, short-form, modern life
"No, snub-chat. It deletes your messages before they're delivered."
Hamlet meets autocorrect
"What were you texting that was so important?"
Tags:text, texts, texting, texting and driving, accident, accidents, car accident, car accidents, traffic accident, traffic accidents, priorities, wrong priorities, bad priorities, mistake, messages, messaging, mistakes, modern life, modern attitudes, irresponsible, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, smartphones
'If only texting was an Olympic sport.'
An ellipsis in the sky
'Texting you to let you know that I'll be calling you about a new video-conference app that I read about in a magazine.'
'These kids and their text messaging...'
'I was built by texters.'
"Think of it as a video game where you score points for responsible driving."
Tags:drive, driving, driver, drivers, road rage, road-rage, rage, parking, car, cars, urban life, city life, modern life, modern world, passenger, passengers, road, roads, road trip, highway, highways, highway code, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, cell, cell phone, cell phones, texting, text, texting and driving, driving and texting, manner, manners, danger, dangerous, road, road safety, safety, responsible, responsibility, responsibly, video game, video games, vidya, points, modern world, modern life, modern, driving education, driver's ed, drivers ed, driving school, school
"We haven't actually dated yet; we're still only texting each other."
Another Therapy Session Spent On Their Phones
Tags:patient, patients, psychiatric, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, feelings, feeling, uncomfortable, discomfort, psychology, psychological, emotions, emotional, problems, problem, problem solving, awkward, awkward moment, awkward moments, freud, freudian, therapy, therapist, phubbing, phubs, phone, cell, cell phone, mobile phone, cell phones, obile phones, cells, phones, mobiles, mobile, text, texting, internet, ignore, ignored, comment, commentary
'Your mother and I would give up our lives for you, sell our souls for you, but we would laugh like insane clowns if youwere to seriously ask for a smartphone, so there you have the boundaries of our love in the clearest terms.'
"Let me see what my mother wants — aside from attention."
Tags:woman, women, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, parent, parents, daughter, daughters, attention, attention-seeking, attention-seeker, attention-seekers, attention-hog, attention-hogs, needy, attachment, attachment issues, separation anxiety, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, text, texts, texting, message, messages, messaging, mother-daughter relationships, family, families
Early group texts
Tags:abbreviation, abbreviations, abbreviate, abbreviates, abbreviating, shorten, shortens, shortened, lazy, laziness, slack-jawed, teen, teens, teenager, speech, speech pattern, speech patterns, slang, slang term, slang terms, trend, trends, trendy, trendiness, modern life, modern times, adolescent, adolescence, surly, bad attitude, attitude, text, texts, texting
'You have to learn how to communicate. Buy a pair of texting mobile phones and use them.'
"Fine. Sit there and check your messages. Perhaps it will give you something to contribute to the conversation."
Tags:communication, communicate, communicating, communicated, communicates, talking, talk, talks, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, language, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, romance, romantic, married, married life, old married couple, couple, couples, angry, anger, angered, dredging, dredged, young love, trouble, troubled, problem, problems, wit, witty, response, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, cell, cell phone, cell phones, texting, text, modern life, modern world, tech, gadget, gadgets, dinner party, eating out, out to eat