From Tracie: Abbreviations Are Confusing

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Abbreviations Are Confusing

Thomas called us the other day while he was at work to check for messages, and had this conversation with Katarina (who has a strange new love of abbreviations).

Katarina: I'm reading my new book. FYI, I read 89 pages today.

Thomas: That is great honey.

Katarina: FYIA, there are less than 200 pages, so I'm halfway through.

Thomas (thinking): FYIA? For your information...A?... 
(breath catching, heart stopping, face falling)...FYI Asshole? Did she really just say that to me?

Thomas (out loud): What does FYIA mean?

Katarina: For your information, also. Couldn't you figure that out from the context of what I was saying?

Abbreviations. They are confusing, and could possibly get you in trouble.

Totally unrelated picture alert.
You may have already seen this if you are friends with me on facebook or Google+, because it is my new favorite Katarina picture that has been hiding on my computer.
girl in hat

Like I told my friend Karen - I'm blessed, because the kid and the hat are both mine. 
(even if the kid does occasionally use confusing abbreviations)


27 comments:

  1. That is hilarious! And she is gorgeous, mama.

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  2. lol....YEah I am still giggling over the confusing abbreviation....rofl....You make me laugh....
    And I LOVE love that pic of Katarina! She is GORGEOUS just like her mama!

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    1. That abbreviation was really scary for a minute. Lol.

      Thanks sweetie!

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  3. Kids crack me up. And? She is beautiful. Just breathtaking.

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  4. She is awesome and OMG, that photo is absolutely beautiful! She is such a sweetie pie, cannot wait to get together again.

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    1. Yes! We need to get together again soon!

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  5. Is Thomas collecting guns yet? To ward off the boys ... not to shoot the girl! She is beautiful!

    F.Y.I. I got in trouble as a child for calling my dad a "jerk-off." Now granted even what I meant wasn't respectful but I was NOT saying what he thought I did! :)

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    1. I have heard talk of guns and knives. lol.

      I imagine your dad was pretty mad when that came flying out of your mouth. Oh my goodness!

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  6. Have I told you how gorgeous she is?? Umm yeah Thomas needs to get ready now. I would have cracked up at her abbreviations..

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    1. When I got on the phone with Thomas, and he told me what he was thinking, I laughed so hard.

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  7. Funny, beautiful AND a reader? She's a keeper, that one:)

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  8. LOL!! Too funny! I agree! All the abbreviations are hard to keep up with!

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    1. People need to stick with normal, full-length words. It would make life so much easier.

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  9. Amazing how our thoughts of what others think go right to the core of our insecurities.... even when we know we are loved. good one

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    1. Right? Sometimes your thought processes totally get in the way of understanding what someone else is really saying.

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  10. That is an award winning picture. She's a QT!

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  11. She is full of gorgeous gorgeousness!

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  12. Look at that little model.

    Okay, so I have a million stories I can tell about messed up abbreviations. One of the most recent is a kid asking me about SDT's. What? I replied. Ahhh, yes, STD's. Now, I'm with you.

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  13. Abbreviations are confusing!

    Love that pic!

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  14. very interesting post i really enjoyed reading it and i totally agree with the confusion that abbreviated words cause, great post thank you for sharing this with us.

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  15. I'm totally using FYIA in your context, all the time, in the future. And I love that I can tell people it means also and in my head mutter Asshole! I love the stuff kids come up with.

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