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 The world is changing so quickly, that what was once common is quickly outdated, along with all the idioms, colloquialisms, and slang that came with it.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…

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

starla4
Community Member
5 years ago

I had to read this a few times before I figured out why it was weird. Lol I hadn't thought about that one. I do think about how it's funny that most kids don't know where the shutter noise on their camera phones comes from...

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Matt Brennan Report

BellaZadithya
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5 years ago

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There's something wrong with kids motoric these day... they are master of handling iPad or any "touchpad" gadget, but they can't hold their food properly... Sad... :(

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Paige Kellerman Report

CrackrJax
Community Member
5 years ago

I have to remind myself that other people's computers aren't touch screen haha. I keep tryiing to touch the screen, and it takes my brain a few seconds to figure out 'duh' it's not touch screen lol. Oh your poor kids :P :P

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ChrisClifton
Community Member
5 years 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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#5

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Domestic Goddess Report

ViDoan
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#6

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DianaCrunChewyWatson
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the truest thing ever said on Twitter.

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#7

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bramvansteenn
Community Member
5 years ago

they have their own nowadays for some reason

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#8

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CrackrJax
Community Member
5 years ago

Hahahahaha

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#9

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DebbieStump
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep

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#10

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BellaZadithya
Community Member
5 years ago

Agreed!! :D

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Sarcastic Mommy Report

KeyraRodz
Community Member
5 years ago

ew.. why would you ever pay that much for cable now days?

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#12

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MaybellineTiong
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#13

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Noor
Community Member
5 years 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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#14

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Court Report

captaingrumpy
Community Member
5 years ago

That my dear is your fault.!

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Dakota Report

DianeAlcaraz
Community Member
5 years 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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ChristinethMcLion
Community Member
5 years ago

All I'll say is, stop putting technology in your kids hands. Play with them, let them see the trees, let them be at one with the world and their surroundings. I think there may be a slight link between the anti social behaviours of modern children and the amount of screens they are staring at on a day to day basis! Just saying!

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