Every once in a while I realize that I am too old to be hip but too young to be square. The most recent evidence: the acronym WAP began appearing in social media and I could not for the life of me figure out how Wireless Access Protocol applied to the context in which the acronym appeared.
I looked that particular piece of slang up–no need to repeat the meaning here–but find myself beset by social media shorthand that doesn’t make sense at first glance. Educate me. What do I need to know to understand what people are saying? I promise not to repeat it–I’m too old for that. But I still want to know so I don’t embarrass myself.