Friday 19 January 2018

#MammyTexts trends on Twitter as Irish users share texts from their mothers

Irish Mammies are the best – but their texting skills have a lot to be desired.

photo: Twitter/woollypants
photo: Twitter/woollypants
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Jumping on the bandwagon of the UK @textsfrommum, Spin 103 have called on the children of Ireland to cheer on their Mammy’s valiant efforts under the hashtag #MammyTexts.

Instantly recognisable and usually hilarious, these messages often have no punctuation, a fondness for CAPS and will have mention of either the weather or ‘an aul cup of tae’. 

One such typical conversation was submitted by Rachel Woolley.

Rachel: “Have my stuff with me so will get the bus straight to Blanch”

Mam: “K”

Rachel: “Bus is taking ages, be there soon ”

Mam: “K”

Rachel: “We need to teach you some new letters”

Mam: “O. k”

Mundane topics are of particular interest to the Mams of Ireland, such as “Do you want any dinner” and “Do you have your house key?”

But sometimes they can get adventurous on a particularly exciting day, such as the text Jennifer Steedman received. “wer u dad and i had swim in sandycove so cold i thought he was going 2 have heart attack x”

Has your Mam text you yet today? Get on the #MammyTexts bandwagon and celebrate your Mammy.

Oh and "Will you see can you get garlic bread in mace ???? Be nice with the dinner".


Here's a look at the British 'TextsFromMum' account.

(We think it's got nothing on the Irish Mammies Twitter account. Wonder what she has to say about this 'texting malark'?)




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