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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes Too

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

I asked Belly (my youngest girl) to help me understand the text talk. Here is what she said:

Many times, as young adults, we tend to use slang more often in text talk then we realize. Which is fine for younger ones because they are used to it. Sometimes with age, there is some slang not many yet get. Like “LOL” and maybe even “SMH” many of these types of text talk lots don’t actually understand.  With the help of younger ones (asking them what it means), we then find out that “LOL” means “Laughing Out Loud” and that “SMH” means “Shaking My Head.” Even then many of us older ones still don’t know what it means. And find it challenging to figure out. That’s also why trusty old “GOOGLE” is on our side.

Great to understand my kids. I need google translate!

Example: How to make smiley faces

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes Too

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Out Of The Mouths Of Babes Too. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 4, 2020, from


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