Today one of my British friends asked me:
Why do you always text me your breasts, Antonia?
Certain that I must have misheard her, I asked her to repeat the question.
You always show off your boobs in your texts, what’s that about?
I laughed and said I didn’t know what she was talking about. Then she took out her phone and showed me a conversation between her and me.
See? You always flash me in your messages!
I still didn’t know what she meant, but then she pointed out the ”Ok great (Y)”.
There! What’s that supposed to be, if not your boobs?
Then I realized what she meant! I sometimes write (Y), because that’s the code for “thumbs up” in some chat programs (Y stands for “Yes”). I thought everybody knew that, but apparently some interpret it as cleavage. I sent these to plenty of people, so I’m a bit worried now about how they see me.
Do you take (Y) as breasts or as thumbs up? I always thought that ( . Y . ) was for breasts.