Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.
Twenty-two-year-old Gerald Austin Taylor was in the middle of a conversation with his mom via text when one of her messages seemed a little off.Screenshot/Twitter
According to Mashable, his mom, Kathy, is a frequent user of the voice-to-text feature on her iPhone when driving, which allows her to text without physically picking up her phone and typing.
Taylor described the conversation they were having:
“We were talking about the leftovers we had in the fridge and she sent those messages while heading back home from my grandmother’s house.”
Which explains why a conversation about fried fish quickly took an odd turn and gave Taylor the perfect comedic material to share on Twitter:
My mother likes to use the microphone function rather than typing to text while driving. pic.twitter.com/vshphoob4V
— Gerald Austin Taylor (@AustintatiousT) June 14, 2017
Apparently, Kathy was dealing with a little road rage while maneuvering through traffic, and her phone happened to pick it up.
One Twitter user couldn’t help but notice Kathy’s vernacular:
Perfect Southern Lady!
— PagingDrPaige (@Paige2psu) June 15, 2017
I sincerely love how I IMMEDIATELY knew you were Southern.
— Jezi Belle (@Jezi_Belle) June 15, 2017
Some wondered how Siri was able to pick up her southern twang:
Except this is clearly a Southern mom — "honey" and "fixing to" are dead giveaways. How did Siri figure her out?!
— Kerri B (@kermelbar) June 15, 2017
There were responses from those who’ve had similar experiences:
— Shay ✨ (@Shaayla_xo) June 15, 2017
It went from my mom texting me "we're so close can't wait to see you, alright jackass do you wanna drive"
— ashamed?cinephile (@savannah_landau) June 15, 2017
And some who noted the polite nature of the outburst:
The most polite road rage
— Amber Waves (@amberwavesogame) June 15, 2017
And then there were those who just pointed out Taylor’s choice in music:
— Rosã Sparks✨ (@MzYummyDread) June 15, 2017
Ummm……and????? It’s Outkast. Outkast is life. pic.twitter.com/qmL7KwpGxE
— TC (@that_tabp) June 15, 2017
Taylor told his mom that her blunder had blown up on social media. She thinks the whole thing is “hilarious.”