Mom, you don’t need to sign your texts.
What it usually means: Office equipment for printing documents, usually in black and white but sometimes color.
What it means to your parents: A thing to print out photos, on regular paper.
What it usually means: A customer service representative who provides assistance with both hardware and software.
What it means to your parents: You.
What it usually means: People who break into government or corporate online systems for political reasons, fun, or profit.
What it means to your parents: The sender of every potential email and link.
What it usually means: A browser that has fallen out of favor in the past few years.
What it means to your parents: The only way to access the internet, preferably in IE6.