We’ve had quite a few posts on Bored Panda about hilarious mistakes that kids can make when they communicate with adults. But the opposite is also true – some adults can have trouble understanding the finer points of modern communication. When they get lost in a confusing jungles of LOLs, WTFs and YOLOs, everybody wins.

The following iPhone text messages are a perfect example of what can happen when someone who doesn’t understand the mores of modern social network communication tries to engage in it anyway. Some aspects of the confusion are modern – like, for example, the extremely unfortunate use of LOL. Others are simply a digital continuation of the age-old tradition of parents doing their best to embarrass their children.

If any of these make you laugh, be sure to check out our post about hilarious auto-correct mistakes!