(Closed) text speek

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1058 posts
Bumble bee

Uh Yeah, I hate it. I can’t stand when people spell words incorrectly even if it’s in a text. I absolutely hate it.

I understand there is the occasional misspelled word and that’s fine, but when people start writing/texing (cuz 4 all u know…) I CANNOT STAND IT! HAHA

Post # 4
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1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can’t remember the author, but someone in the early 1900’s wrote an essay on the decline of the English language. I wonder how they would feel now. The English major in me cringes when people write like this. Now I know we all spell things wrong sometimes, but is it really hard to type two extra characters (u instead of you, 4 instead of for)?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yes, text speak drives me crazy!!! Most people have qwerty keypads now, there is NO reason to type that way!! And I have a huge issue with grammar, but I don’t even go there on here, because I would spend my entire time on here just correcting people! Sometimes I spell things wrong, but that’s only because my fingers move too fast sometimes, and I don’t proofread before I post

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It bugs me. I text a lot more now than I used to (new phone plan, mostly), and I still use proper capitalization and spelling and all that jazz. I even use the Oxford comma when I text. I’m such a nerd.

Post # 8
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1058 posts
Bumble bee

@retreadbride: haha I have had several good laughs with auto-correct, but at least the word is spelled correctly even if it is the incorrect word. lol!

Post # 9
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3522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@retreadbride: Oh man, I’m so lucky that my phone doesn’t autocorrect. It’ll suggest words, but you have to scroll over to the one you want and hit enter for it to pop up. 

My old phone always wanted to change “you” to “zombie” for some reason. So I’ve sent Darling Husband texts that have read “I love zombie” in the past…lol. 

Post # 10
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1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@retreadbride: I hate when auto correct corrects things into text speak like mine does. It should be called “auto-going to make everything you are saying spelled wrong becuase that is what is considered normal now”

Post # 11
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I actually like it. It’s much faster =D

Here I try to type ‘proper’ but it takes so long and it doesn’t flow as easily for me as being on facebook and my cell where I can type freely. 

Post # 12
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5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m not a grammar or spelling nazi at all (infact, I kind of suck at spelling lol), but if I cannot understand what someone wrote, I don’t read it and I’ll admit I judge the poster aswell. It just makes you look bad to type like that.

I work as a designer, and even in the professional world I am AMAZED at how bad some of the emails I get are. I had one client recently who used paragraph breaks in completely random spots and no capitals or periods at ALL. I had to call her to have any hope of deciphering what she wanted, and on the phone she was a completely reasonable, even intelligent person! I’m sorry, but by her email I would have thought she was 13 years old or hadn’t graduated high school.

I think people just treat email and internet forums as if they’re not a real way to communicate or something. They act like just because they’re typing it instead of writing it they can just completely ignore grammar and spelling because it isn’t formal enough to warrant any kind of care.

I’m not saying you need impecable writing skills, but if you want people to take you seriously, write your emails and posts with SOME thought.

Post # 13
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Text speak needs to go. If anyone thinks I’m wrong, they need to spend a few minutes with a teenager or younger person and see what their FB wall and notes/email look like. It is not beneficial to them at all and I even had to correct alot of grammar in my nephews history paper because he says “it is just easier to write it in text!” Wow.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t mind the tried and true LOL or OMG, but I had to google shit like “HMU” and “SMH” because I kept seeing it all over Facebook (from younger nephews and cousins). It was driving me bonkers until I found out!

Post # 15
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think there’s an age and educational difference at work.

When I see text speak here, I assume the person is uneducated.  Typing regularly is far faster for those of us who went to school when typing was taught (so I’m thinking those of us in our late 20s and 30s).  It would take me a while to learn not to type full works.

“ur” for “your” is like nails on a chalk board to me.

 

By the way, I’ve seen college students use a lower case “i” for the pronoun more often in recent years.  I can’t believe programs don’t flag that as an error.

Post # 16
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1058 posts
Bumble bee

@Mrs. Guinness: agreed, there are a few things that I do not mind. LOL is like haha to me. and OMG is fine in my opinon, but other than that I just can’t stand it.

It drives me up the wall ESPECIALLY when I see educated adults doing it. It’s like REALLY?!?!

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