It ain't easy keeping up with how the kids talk these days, with their slang and their "abbreves" and, most insidiously, their emoji. How are parents expected to keep up with their teens' wordless correspondences?
Well, leave it to Washington state reporter John Hopperstand, youth culture correspondent, to dig in to what the teens are saying. Um, a lot of it is wrong.
Let's break it down.
Teens are absolutely roasting this brave attempt to crack their secret code.
While off-base, this newsman gave the youths some hot new lingo.
When it comes to emoji, grownups, there's no need to think too hard.