This simple texting shortcut will drive your parents nuts

Praise autocorrect for once.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Aug 31, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:42 am CDT

Parents plus technology is a match made in heaven for hilarity.

We all know the struggles of autocorrect. But by using the texting shortcuts on the iPhone, one kid got to massively play both parents simultaneously. It seems mom’s phone was set up to write “HELL YES” whenever she typed “no.”  It’s the shortcut on dad’s phone, however—in combination with the “HELL YES” from mom—that makes this prank pitch-perfect. 

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He’d better throw that party before his parents figure out what he’s done. 

Photo by cletch/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 31, 2015, 2:58 pm CDT