WWYGGD?

What would your Great Grandma do if she heard this from NPR’s Morning Edition. (Don’t worry folks, it’s only 1 min 40 sec)

Sure, it’s a little on the corny side, but I was thoroughly entertained while listen to NPR this morning on the way into the office. As a tribute to the internet on what some would consider to be its 40th birthday, this campy yet perceptive snippet immediately made me think that if I had a great grandmother alive to hear it, she’d surely think Earth was invaded by Martians.

The internet has completely infiltrated how we think and this brief audio play highlights the fast-paced, acronym-laden, hyper-technical nature of our everyday conversations. Not that we’d noticed – but I imagine what your great grandma would think…

Here’s an experiment – play this for your grandma and ask her to translate.