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Friday, February 24, 2012

'When Parents Text' writers list their 15 favorite messages

.Texting mother and daughter (©  Sami Sarkis/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images) ..

In the insta-popular spirit of Sh*t My Dad Says and Damn You Auto Correct, When Parents Text has gone from idle Tumblr amusement to multimedia hit in its scorching year and a half lifespan. Instigators Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli have already put out a best-of compilation book, "When Parents Text: So Much Said ... So Little Understood," and now they're reportedly in talks for a TV show. (Fingers crossed for Adam West and Bette Midler for the role of the parents.) Mashable recently cajoled Lauren and Sophia into compiling their 15 favorite posts.

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When Parents Text was launched on Tumblr in the fall of 2010 by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, then recent college grads.
Less than two years later, the website has received a ton of media interest — Kaelin and Fraioli have published When Parents Text: So Much Said… So Little Understood and are in talks for a TV show.
The blog obviously resonates with its audience — and for good reason. “Parental texting is almost always funny,” says Fraioli. “We usually laugh the hardest at the complete misunderstandings that tend to take place on our site. Sometimes these misunderstandings are caused by technological fumbles, but more often then not, they highlight a generational and technological divide that exists between parents and their kids. Most of us can relate to our parents just, ‘not getting it,’ and that tends to be where hilarity ensues.”

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We asked the blog’s founders to pick their favorite WPT submissions. Take a look through the gallery for Lauren and Sophia’s choices. Let us know in the comments if your parents have got the hang of SMS — or whether you wish they hadn’t!