Technology allows us to communicate instantly, but also creates barriers to understanding. The world is changing so quickly, that what was once common is quickly outdated, along with all the idioms, colloquialisms, and slang that came with it. But I must sound like a broken record to you…


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These tweets perfectly illustrate the generational linguistic divide between adults and children: we use a metaphor or analogy to try and make what we say clearer, and it backfires! So, dear pandas—do you have any examples of the kids these days just not getting it? Vote on your favorite tweet below, or post your own!

(h/t: huffpost)

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Kids Vs. Technology

Jason English Report

EnvyGrafy 1 year ago

that's not all, many of the kids today probably doesn't know why we say 'dialing' a number too

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Matt Brennan Report

starla4 1 year ago

Haha same with my 1 y/o...though she doesn't know exactly what she's doing with the remote...Just that it makes fun sounds and changes the bright picture on the wall.

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Paige Kellerman Report

sisaloofafump 1 year ago

The computers at my house arn't a]touch screens, so I have to yell at my friends to not touch the comuter screen. It always ends with me creating a (halfly true) story about what could happen when they thouch the screen, mainly involving frayed circuits and stuff.

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Heather Spohr Report

ChrisClifton 1 year ago

Had similar question nearly 30 years ago. Took my eldest, then 4 or 5 to barber's with me. While I was waiting for my turn in the chair to get my hair cut, my daughter nudged me and asked "What's wrong with their TV Dad?". The shop had a small B&W portable, daughter had never seen a B&W set before.

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Domestic Goddess Report

ViDoan 1 year ago

Lies. I was taking pictures of my junk with a Polaroid just before digital was a thing.

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Abe Yospe Report

DianaCrunChewyWatson 1 year ago

This is the truest thing ever said on Twitter.

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No Idea: Daddy Blog Report

bramvansteenn 1 year ago

they have their own nowadays for some reason

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SocaMom® Report

SamHerrera 1 year ago

And this is why my children will be spending every summer on the farm or at the family ranch no technology all summer that's how my hubby was raised that's how our kids will be as well

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Suburban Snapshots Report

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Momma of Midgard Report

AveryNey 1 year ago

They already have one, you just don't know it

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Sarcastic Mommy Report

MaybellineTiong 1 year ago

Cable: paying to watch advertisements.

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Mike Reynolds Report

MaybellineTiong 1 year ago

No one says that. This is just trying too hard.

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Jenni Konner Report

Noor 1 year ago

this tells me that this 8 year old has an iphone.. what seems ridiculous to me.. a 500 dollar phone (or whatever these things cost these days).. -_-

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Court Report

captaingrumpy 1 year ago

That my dear is your fault.!

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Dakota Report

DianeAlcaraz 1 year ago

My younger cousin asked me. "What are those big black things? They turn on this thing that makes them play music? Like a cd but big and black?"

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