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Mom finds out she's not hip to the slang. Heartbreak ensues:

Last week in a lame attempt to be hip, I used the term “BTW,” because it’s my understanding that the kids are into abbreviations these days.

(BTW means “by the way” and I have no idea why anyone would say the abbreviation when pronouncing the three words is actually shorter. But I don’t make the trends, I just observe them.)

My eighteen-year-old sister laughingly informed me that the kids do not say “bee tee double-u.” Apparently, they say “bee tee dubs.”
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