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PostSubject: The ever growing number of txt tlkers on the internet.   Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:30 am

Now, I'm sure we've all seen the occasional person who shortens words down from 'you' to 'u', or 'to/too/two' to '2' with the somewhat acceptable excuse of "It's faster." But have you ever tried to hold up a conversation with someone who has to find some kind of abbreviation for absolutely ever word in their vocabulary?
It's basically a huge chore to try and decode the majority of what they're saying, and when they're trying to make a point, it's excessively difficult to try and take them seriously, even if they do hold up a good argument. I've seen quite a few intelligent people who are too lazy to use proper grammar and the things they say become lost in a sea of seemingly random gibberish from first glance.

This txt tlking thing came about originally because of the limited amount of text space on cell phones and the amount of time it takes to type full words. I say that it's OK there where it belongs, in texts. But when you're set up with a full keyboard and no restrictions, I so no reason why one would have try to cut down absolutely everything they say to eight letters per sentence. Sure, it may seem faster, but giving the amount of time it took to cut it down and replace syllables with single letters as well as how long it could take someone to decipher it, you may as well have just typed out the whole sentence properly. (And save yourself from looking like a total illiterate idiot in the process.)


One notable fail moment demonstrating someone trying to use this style of typing in serious conversation was they were hiring people for this large project they had going. It had a lot of previews and examples of what they had so far, and believe me, it was good. But they typed out the whole thing in barely legible text and was ignored.




Anyone else have any thoughts on this? :confused2:
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PostSubject: Re: The ever growing number of txt tlkers on the internet.   Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:44 am

I just like you more, Xovchu. Surprised
No seriously, mah hero for the day~! ;O

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PostSubject: Re: The ever growing number of txt tlkers on the internet.   Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:59 am

I suffer from OCGN

Obsessive Compulsive Grammar Nazism.



I'll share with you a short rant. I could go on for days with regards to my feelings, but let's not.

Think about how much time you spend in school as a child. You learn many things, but let's focus on English for a minute. You learn how to read, how to write, and how to use correct grammar and spelling. You pass tests in it, you get rewards for it, and you feel a sense of pride from knowing you are able to perform to such a high level. Then, all of a sudden, you leave the classroom, leave the school grounds, return to your internet at home, and begin defiling it with this modern day disgrace known only as "txt talk". You spend so much time and effort learning how to be literate, and then you go out of your way to purposefully RUIN those skills through talking like a complete imbecile. I hate text talk. I ignore people who choose to use it as their first language on the internet. I refuse to speak to those who don't have the respect to write you a proper letter. My friend at University actually blocks and deletes people off msn for not using correct grammar.
And it's not just on the internet where this has become such a problem. I also ignore those who type that nonsense to me via mobile phone. Alright, fine, so I accept that you are running out of room and have replaced a "two" with a "2". That's nothing to worry about, you had a genuine reason and it would cost you more money to make another text, fine. But when you have a text with only a few words, or a few lines, and you see the abomination that is "hi wat U up 2?" oh God.. I just delete it off my phone. Thank God being a complete moron isn't contagious to those who value our intelligence.
So to end this little rant, death to anyone who text talks without good reason. No really, let's create a new world! I AM KIRA!
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PostSubject: Re: The ever growing number of txt tlkers on the internet.   Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:10 pm

Haha, I used to be a Grammar Spelling Nazi... I used to beat down on those who can't spell properly in their first language. I wasn't too much of a grammar Nazi because my own grammar sucks. Chinese don't exactly have three different tenses for one word, "Yesterday, I go to store. I go buy rice". Though, I must say, I don't remember speaking or writing like that... maybe when I was in second grade. I didn't get the luxury of learning English until then, Hong Kong wasn't exactly big on the English thing until a few years back. I was also a punctuation Nazi. I can't stay those who don't use commas when it's needed, or a period before starting the next sentence. To capitalized the word 'I' and whatever letter at the START of the sentence! Really, what have those teenagers been learning in school? Why am I wasting my tax money on a bunch of idiots?

Seventeen years old. Doesn't speak any other language except for English. Can't spell properly. Whatthefuck. Someone from Gaia, so if anyone fit the description of this, I wasn't thinking of you xD
Although I don't ignore them, it does bother me, but I don't have much opinion on them at the same time. I've stopped bashing on poor fools like that, sometimes, they just can't help it. Like the word 'allow', it is usually spelled 'aloud'. I don't understand, and I feel they should try harder... yet, sometimes, you don't need all those to enjoy the company of the other person. It gets frustrating at times, but I've learned to be patient... I have trouble sounding out words and spelling words that I have yet to memorize. I didn't know what an escalator was when someone typed out that, it wasn't until they described it that I realized I do know what it is! Lmao, those things I go on whenever I go to the mall! ;O

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PostSubject: Re: The ever growing number of txt tlkers on the internet.   Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:33 pm

I'm a spelling and punctuation Nazi too. All of them.
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