Monday, March 09, 2009

"Tittles"

If my mom had a computer, I’m sure she would be the nosiest person on Facbeook. She’d be emailing one of my sisters or myself with information regarding someone’s photo or asking questions about ‘you know who’. God only knows who would be the ‘you know who’ list. She’d insist I was having a hot affair with one of my male friends, just because I gave him a “hug” on his birthday. “Well you just don’t do that, it’s not appropriate.” And that’s that. She’d be on top of my statuses, letting everyone know what I’m doing at what particular time...and so on. My questions were answered when I wondered about if she would ever consider Twitter to be on her list of things to do, if she had a computer of her own.

The other night I went to my sister Dawn’s house while my parents were there. While we were sitting around the table talking, my mom casually scoots over and asks me in all seriousness:

“What’s this tittles I hear about?”
“What?”
“Tittles. Everybody’s talking about it. You know - (and she slows her whisper and then empathizes on the word) --T*I*T*T*L*E*S-- What is it?”

I gave her a blank stare and thought for a moment... And then it hit me:

“You mean, TWITTER?”

I had to explain this to someone who has no inkling about any type of networking sites or even the internet alone. I know many of you who read me already know her lingos. Let me put this one on my list...

Internet = intercom
Laptop = blacktop
Text messaging = tex’ mexing’
Google = Goggle

And now, Twitter = Tittles.

19 comments:

Grant said...

Does she have one for Facebook yet? Can I recommend Fake Hook?

budh.aaah said...

Oh boy hahaa..am I glad someone else's ma suffers from the same affliction as mine.
I thought I or rather she, was unique but it turns out she isnt.
From mis-spelling, mispronouncing to recognising people on the TV as 'oh I jus cant place this guy, I am sure I've met him'..she does it all.

Grax said...

Oh sorry. I misread this blog title. I thought it said "titties".

Xmichra said...

Just as an example... if you'd care to take me up on my offer... take a look http://xmichra-tester.blogspot.com/ (of course all your stuff would be yours..lol)

Ian Lidster said...

What's in a name, anyway? I like the term.Anyway, Deb, I really like your blog. I have come this direction from Leesa a few times and I would like to include you in my blogroll if that's OK.

paz13 said...

Deb: Maybe it's not another lingo but slang. I thought it was an interesting list.

Kevin

laughingwolf said...

i prefer TITTLE any day, deb :O lol

dawn said...

I xpln twitter for the upper generation as
A party line for email/letter writing

SJ said...

I hear you tittle rather well. Is that so?

the walking man said...

I don't tittle or tex'mex while on the intercom not at home or on blacktop but I do goggle daily.

pittchick said...

HAHA. It sounds like your mom and my MIL have alot in common!

Deb said...

Hey guys - sorry I've been MIA a bit. Thanks for your funny comments. It's hysterical listening to the new terminology that my mom has to offer. The other day, my father blurted out in the car while being parked looking at the woman next to him, "Wouldja' look at dis'---she's eBaying while pulling out!"

He meant, "Tex-mexin'"...

Or...text messaging...

Gotta love them!

Cristy (Queen of Everything) said...

My mom does this too. One commercial for a cream said, "Do you ever get an itch and a rash?" and she turned to me and asked me what the lady said. I asked her, "What do you think she said?"

"Do you ever get an itch in your ass?"

She still won't get her hearing checked.

Cristy said...

Oh, and tittles are little titties.

Deb said...

Cristy: haha!!!! I once told my father that I brought him home some quesadillas and he said, "Wha? You brought me home a case of beer?"

They still never check their hearing.

Dr. Deb said...

Oh, god that was so funny. And that photo of your parents is so cute.

laughingwolf said...

it's a fawking TELEPHONE, texting was done, eons ago, on the BEEPER! lol

thewishfulwriter said...

Ha!

She and Apes would get along SPLENDIDLY!

Nancy said...

LMAO. My mother says, "My Face" instead of My Space.