Steve Harvey spoke about the connection that millennials have to their cellphones and the language they use when texting. It’s something he spoke to the studio audience of “Family Feud” about during a break from the competition.
The subject came up because the audience members’ cellphones were taken away, probably so they wouldn’t film anything. Harvey said the young people in the crowd were the most upset about it since they use their phones the most.
He then started talking about one of his own kids.
“My daughter, she’s 21, she walks across the street texting,” said Harvey in the clip that he shared on Tuesday. “I tell my daughter, I say, ‘What the f–k are you doing? We’re in public. Pay attention.'”
“‘Dad, I’m with you,'” Harvey said his daughter tells him.
The comedian also said that when his family goes out to dinner, his children text each other at the table, even though they’re sitting either next to or across from one another.
From there, Harvey talked about one particular text that he received from his daughter that really bothered him. Because, one, he was busy when it came in and, two, he couldn’t determine what she was asking.
“I’m sitting there, my daughter texts me, I’m on my f–king phone,” Harvey explained. “I have my finger on it and she goes, ‘Dad.'”
“And then I go, ‘Yes,’ and then she text me now ‘Wyd.’ So now, I didn’t know what that was, so I’m going, ‘Whattie?’ I said I done paid for the education for this stupid f–king child of mine and she can’t even spell.”
“What the f–k is whattie?” he continued. “I said what are you trying to spell? She said, ‘Dad, It’s wyd, what are you doing?’ I’m f–king working. Don’t ever call me in the middle of the day and ask me what I’m doing. I’m working.”
Afterward, a lot of folks left Twitter comments and said they could relate to Harvey’s story about young people and their cellphones.
“I hate the lingo with passion…WUD, HUD,WGO etc I don’t respond to such,” wrote one of his followers.
“Lol! My daughter text me at 11:00 p.m. WYD?? I’m like What the hell you think I’m doing? Sleeping!!” wrote someone else.
“HAHAHAHA!! I was the same way, Steve,” another person tweeted. “I had to ask someone what it meant. After they told me I laughed at myself and told them in my head to go back to school and learn how to spell. LOL!!”