Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? Do they use words like "MyFace," "SpaceBook," or "The World Wide Web?"

If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, submit it here!
And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!


My dad asked me if I had seen a news story on "yesterday's internet."
Sarah M

I got a text recently from xxx-xxx-7750 that said "My new number is xxx-xxx-7750 (same number)" When my I asked who it was the reply was "Its mom. don't you have me in your phonebook :)"
Justin M

When my mom likes a picture of anyone on facebook, she tags herself in it so it can be in her profile. I noticed this when i saw a picture of myself tagged as my mom.
David Levy, SUNY Albany

My parents double click anything and everything. It doesn't matter what it is. If it's on a computer my parents will double click it.
Aaron S, Iowa State University

My mother insists on calling every piece of computer equipment a hard-drive… then asks what that Western Digital thing is on my desk.
Thomas Kelly, McGill

Yesterday I was trying to show my mom how to send an email attachment. I told her to "click on the Microsoft Word document behind the Outlook window". My mom spent literally half a minute looking directly at the Microsoft Word file and said, "I don't see the word document". I pointed right at the file on the screen and she still said, "I can't see the word document!" I was telling her to click on the Microsoft Word document, but she thought I was telling her to click on the word, 'document'. She thinks that a 'Microsoft word' is a special sort of word relating to how a computer functions.
Connor O, University of Adelaide

My grandma needed to get online to order groceries the other day. So I got her onto the internet. I told her to type the website into the address bar. When I turned back around she told me it wasn't working. I looked at the address and it said "The Website".
Joe Gasparre Gasparre, Stony Brook