I’m still fairly old-school when it comes to texting grammar. I don’t think I’ve ever used u in place of you or r to mean are, although I have laughed out loud in acronym form once or twice! My kids, however, are quite adept at modern shorthand when chatting online with their friends.

The side of me that embraces technology and all things new is fine with this, but my classic core loves seeing the proper use of your and you’re, not to mention there, they’re, and their!

Hw abt u? R u dwn w/ txt spk? (Oh, Friends! You don’t even know how I cringed when typing those sentences!) Or does it drive you bananas? I’d love to hear your opinions! Srsly.

Miroslava Duma texting, shot by Tommy Ton for Symphony.