Mr Balanced and Giant Little Kid love to challenge each other over the game of chess. One fine day they were in the thick of action on the chequered board. Mrs Chitterchatter’s mobile phone rang. Checking the number displayed, she handed it over to the chap.

“Yeah, tell me”, the boy says.

#$%#$%#$%#$%#$%#$% (thats his friend, which obviously could not be heard)

CTN”, boy again.


PAL” responded boy in low tone.


“Hmmm. CYT”, and the boy disconnected the line. He resumed the game.

“Whose move?”

With much astonishment Mr Balanced asked, “Are they teaching you a new language in school?”

“Nope”, replied the boy who was figuring out the rook’s position

“Which language was that?”

“Which? Oh the one over the phone?”, the boy said with titter. “Short forms”

“Teach me too”, requested the man.

With sparkle in his eyes, the boy replied, “But at price”

“That’s not fair”

“Leave it then. Your move”

“Ok. What’s the tag?”

“Iron Man movie, this week end” demanded the boy

“Done. Let’s start right away Sir”, asserted the man.

2nte” replied the boy.



“Why not now?” asked father.

CTN” replied the boy

Puzzled, the man sought explanation, “Now what’s that?”

“Can not talk now”

“Why? Whats stopping you?”, probed father.

“What about the game?”

The man’s interest in receiving the language lessons was thoroughly aroused by then and he grew impatient.

“I forfeit. You win”, said the man

Gr8” exclaimed the boy. Looking at the puzzled face of father he clarified, “Gr8 means great”

“Aha. But let me fetch my diary. I need to jot them down. I will be right back”, said the man.

“Its BRB…be right back”, said the boy correcting his pupil.

“Yes. BRB


“Now what?”

“Say yup n not yes”

“Yup. Got it!”

“Nope. Say Gotcha

“Hahaha… Yup Gotcha”

“Its E123” assured the boy expanding the term “Easy as 1 2 3”

Gr8” replied father. “I am keeping my fingers crossed” he said.

“That’s FC


As he could not find the diary, he called out the boy and asked, “Have any idea where I kept my diary?”

IDK – I don’t know” replied the boy without moving from his place.

“Wait for a while then”

“Say W8

All this while Mrs Chitterchatter was busy with some chores. When she finished, she was intrigued to hear the cryptic conversation between the father and son.

“Whats happening?”, she questioned.

CWOT” replied the boy.

By this time the man had returned with his diary and pen. He jotted down “CWOT” as the first entry under the heading “Language Lessons”

“What does that mean?”, he asked.

“Complete waste of time” replied the boy with a chuckle. He was joined in his laughter by his mother. That turned Mr Balanced’s face sour enough to curdle the milk.

“Iron Man movie cancelled”, he declared, closing his diary and sounding upset. But it did not last long. He joined the laughter too!

*CTN – Cant talk now
*PAL – Parents are listening
*CYT -See you tomorrow
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syncwithdeep · April 13, 2018 at 8:05 am

Hehhehhehehhe. I love you Anagha.. This post is awesome.. L is for Love is in the Air.

    Anagha Yatin · April 13, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Thanks Deepa. Now that we had a hearty laugh, hopping over to your blog for a fair share of “Love”!

Mayuri Nidigallu · April 13, 2018 at 9:09 am

Thanks for teaching us the code language. Now we will be clued in to what the youngsters mean when they talk strange:)))

    Anagha Yatin · April 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

    You are right Mayuri. When these young bunch pop into the house, most of their sentences appear cryptic! WE cut a sorry figure then 🙁
    Thanks for visiting.

BellyBytes · April 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

Ha ha. One lives and learns new ones every day. But hey, we’ve had acronyms too- KISS, LOL, OK, SNAFU, AWOL, XXXX

Dipika Singh · April 13, 2018 at 11:38 am

Hehehe… your posts are the best Anagha loads of xoxox

mammaspeaks · April 13, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Ha ha! So cute! My daughter still talks in full sentences, dreading the day when I will have to learn the language of acronyms. Do visit –

Varad · April 13, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Oh God! I hate this txt tlk with a passion. Unfortunately the young ones are so into it these days. Nicely written, Anagha. Another fun little episode.

Shilpa Nairy · April 13, 2018 at 2:03 pm

He he he. Enjoyed reading shortcuts. Lovely post Anagha.

Varsh · April 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

Mr Balanced has the perfect name for himself. I would’ve given a earful to my boy for butchering the language. ?
This was fun. Am learning it too, not out of choice. Too much of it around us now.

magiceye · April 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

A modern tower of babel!

An@m! · April 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm

haha.. Time has come when children will teach us. Perfect scene.

Deepa · April 13, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Haha..when you have a teenager at home, its so much fun at home. I can relate with all this and you know why. It was a fun read.

Iain Kelly · April 14, 2018 at 12:29 am

Marvellous, I despair at this new language that is emerging, but you made it work for an enjoyable read 🙂

Aesha · April 14, 2018 at 2:07 pm

Ok so my daughter will be using this code language in a year so thanks for the tutorial! Nice one

    Anagha Yatin · April 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Hehe… quite a lesson! Thanks Aesha

Corinne Rodrigues · April 14, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Hilarious, Anagha. I’ve been chatting to a few youngsters too and need to be sharp about this new language! 😉

    Anagha Yatin · April 14, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Oh, Corinne… so glad to have you here! Glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.

CRD · April 14, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Hahah. That was a very interesting conversation.

It was Gr8. I was LOLing and ROFLing.

W8ing for the next post. Cya.

    Anagha Yatin · April 15, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks Criss.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · April 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm

One of the trends our society, nicely penned.
sometime i really find it tough to understand the replies from some of my juniors.

    Anagha Yatin · April 16, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Thanks Jyotirmoy.

Anchal · April 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Sometimes I go and check on google the full form of some of these abbreviations. IDK for example.

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