WTF! Internet Slang for Boomers?!

Texting abbreviations for “mature” users

I’m not quite ready to start my rant about rejecting labels put upon me by others. But for those among you who likewise reject being labeled a “boomer,” “senior,” “mid-lifer,” or otherwise, here are a few new abbreviations that you might find helpful for instant messaging and text messaging on your smartphones or computers. Enjoy…

  • ATD – At The Doctor
  • BFF – Best Friend Fell
  • BTW – Bring The Wheelchair
  • BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth
  • FWIW – Forgot Where I Was
  • GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
  • GHA – Got Heartburn Again
  • IMHO – Is My Hearing-aid On?
  • LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Out
  • OMMR – On My Massage Recliner
  • ROFLACGU – Rolling On Floor Laughing And Can’t Get Up
  • TTYL – Talk To You Louder
  • WTF – Wandered Too Far (and you thought it meant something else!)

Peter Radsliff — Chairman, Aging Technology Alliance



We are the Aging Technology Alliance (AgeTek for short, online at, a not-for-profit corporation who goal is to promote the awareness, benefits, and value of member products and services for our aging society.
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