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!


When I showed my mom the iBookstore on my iPad she was really impressed. A few hours later she called and said she had a great idea. She wanted me to create an app so that people can sell their used apple books online.
Harry S.

My mom thought WTF meant "Wednesday, Thursday, Friday." WTF?
Amanda M, Ramapo College

My dad was flipping through the channels and found an "interesting documentary" on Singapore. I look at the TV and it's The Amazing Race.
Fritz B, FIU

My ex-girlfriend's mother was always asking me to fix her computer or install programs or download stuff from the "innernet." I always thought she just didn't enunciate the "t" and it just sounded like "innernet" until she sent me an email and actually spelled "internet" as "innernet." Obviously, I didn't correct her.
Rocky Cherry, Oklahoma State University

I called my brother a n00b and my Dad told me not to be inappropriate.
Natalie D

My Dad closed his Facebook account because he thought all the posts in the newsfeed were messages just to him and he said he didn't have time to read and reply to all of them.
Christine Jahn

This old lady who I've never met before has been calling me occasionally since November. She was convinced that I was her granddaughter no matter how many times I told her she has the wrong phone number. She sends me pictures of "my baby brother, Damien Jr." and leaves me voicemails too, even though my voice message says my name.
Brad H

My mom got a new iPod the other day and started screaming at me that it wasn't making sounds and was already broken. She got mad when I suggested that she plug in headphones.
Julia Faraday

My grandpa called me today to ask me what my email address was. I sent him an email a week ago with the subject "THIS IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS," but instead of hitting reply, he deleted it, opened a new message, and tried to type my email address from memory.
Lily Booth, Western Washington University

My mom was having trouble emailing me a website link, so I told her to try sending it as a reply to an email I had sent her previously so that way she'd know she was at least sending to the right address. Half an hour later I got an email back from my mom that just said, "Reply.'
Kitty Smith



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