A friend of mine still has a flip phone and so sends messages in code: ROFL - TY - TTL - etc. It was an annoying code to crack back when everybody had to write thus and mistakes could be catastrophic. I think of the guy who thought LOL meant "Lots of love" and wet people would write to him and say something like, "My dog died today," he would respond, "Sorry to hear. LOL."
But this is not a new thing to Catholics. We are the original abbreviators. It must be tough for someone coming into the Church to catch on. I think nothing of passing on a message like this:
How many did you get???