Post # 1
OK! Don’t get me wrong, i love everybody till they give me a reason to hate/dislike them.. but there are a few bees/people in general that type in the stupid obnoxious short type crap that drives me crazy! I wont even do that through a text message, let alone on a message board where hundreds of other people read.. granted, i dont always use proper puncuation or capitalization, ok.. fine.. whatever.. but short type and shortening a 4 letter word to a 3 letter ‘abbreviation’ drives me INSANE i cannot be alone in this??! Please tell me i’m not crazy in thinking its obnoxious??!
Post # 3
I don’t do it much personally, but it doesn’t bother me.
I use some of the stuff that’s more bee-specific, like DH, FI, GM, SIL, etc. You’ve got to admit typing FFIL is a lot easier than future father-in-law
Post # 4
i typically skip capitalization when using my ipad or bberry… but as for the text speak, i hate it too. it makes me feel like i’m reading a post from a teenager, and i always think to myself ” why is this child getting married?” i realize that i cannot logically assess the posters age that way, but its a gut reaction i cant avoid.
Post # 5
Depends on what you are talking about. I don’t like when people just leave out letters because they are too lazy to use proper grammar. But i do use things like LOL, OMG, DH, FI, etc… I didn’t vote cause I’m not sure what exactly you are referring to!
Post # 6
It’s taken me awhile to get used to them and I don’t use them all the time. To each their own.
Post # 7
@MsJ2theZ: NOOO LOL is fine.. its the ‘tht is stpd cuz it dsnt mk snc’ that drives me insane
Post # 8
Can you give some examples of what you’re so bothered by?
Fwiw, if you’re going to post a complaint you should probably make sure that your OP is damn near perfect. You can’t really criticize others posting habits when you don’t use proper punctuation or capitalization yourself. I realize you pointed that out in your OP but still. As much as you may be annoyed by abbreviations, others are equally as annoyed by poor grammar.
Post # 9
Why are abbreviations more annoying than incorrect (or total lack of) punctuation and capitalization?
Post # 10
I do use capitalization and puncuation most of the time *points to last post* thats the kind of short type i’m talking about… i dont use proper puncuation or capitalization because i normally post from my phone of my FH’s ipad.. yes, i’m ok with abbreviations like FH, LOL, FFIL etc.. its the ones that make posts look like they’re written by a 10 year old that drive me crazy
Post # 11
I’m completely inconsistent about it – I don’t mind acronyms, like LOL or OMG, but I hate when people use text-spelling like u r gr8t.
So I don’t really feel like I can judge others. But I still find it annoying!
Post # 12
It bothers me too!! I receive texts from some girls on my team that are completely indeciferable!
Post # 13
i dont mean it in a judging way, i mean it in more of a i’m getting really really sick of seeing it, maybe its because my cousin just sent me a 6 page text of nothing but the obnoxious texting text (and by ‘see last post’ i meant my last post)
Post # 14
I get what u mean- but I teach middle school, so I’m use to it. It’s definitely something u have to get use to. That being said, I don’t think I’ve typed the word “you” in years, unless it was for work.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I get more annoyed by lack of punctuation and capitalization on the ‘Bee. It especially annoys me when people post huge run-on sentences or don’t split their posts into proper paragraphs. I find them extremely hard to follow!
I don’t mind things like DH or FFIL, but I hate text-speak like ‘u’, ‘r’, and numbers in the place of words/letters!
Post # 16
I agree for the most part. A friend on facebook does this to the point where I do not even know what she is saying. I think to myself… “Can anyone else figure that out? I can’t be the only one who has no idea what she is talking about.”