If you are of a certain age, as I am (LOL), you’ll probably remember autograph books, which we carried around and begged our classmates and neighborhood friends to sign. The signer of the autograph was expected to write something clever, something as witty as “Yours till Niagara Falls”. According to Wikipedia, this tradition dates back as far as 1545. Judging from a web search, these little books are still widely available today, but I haven’t seen one in years. Yesterday I read this article from Discovery News, about how Victorian poets used abbreviations similar to those that today’s texters employ. It brought to mind a very popular autograph book saying:
YY U R
YY U B
I C U R
YY 4 me
Which translates to “too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me. Everything old is new again.
Wish I still had my old autograph books, but my mom probably threw them away when I left home for good. Alas.
SWAK (sealed with a kiss – mwah!)