Wud u hv trbl tkng da Hubbers srsly if...
...they wrote like that in comments, in the forums or on answers? Not typos, because Lord knows we all make them, but that annoying lazy text speak. My head almost exploded just writing that. I'm not an elitist by any stretch of the imagination, I'm prone to LOLing, and occasionally ROTFLMAOing (erk), but how hard is it to write YOU?
LOL! sometimes when I see my nieces and nephews' typing, it literally looks like another language!
If it were just kids, I might not be so bothered by it. Even people my age do it regularly (I'm in my 40's). My grandmother was an English teacher, and she's probably rolling in her urn!
You know, Georgie, I'm with you on this one.
After working hard on crafting a Hub, the very least that fellow members of the HP neighborhood can do is to provide you with the courtesy of sincere and unabbreviated acknowledgment and feedback.
Maybe they'll come up with a name for this syndrome...something like premature articulation.
Premature articulation! You win at life, my friend. You totally win!
Honestly, I always assume that the whole "Teen speak" thing is a joke, and I've never known anyone who actually uses it.
I have a friend that is my age (41) who only updates her Facebook with this text talk. Unfortunately lots of people do it, and I have seen it here on HP, which is a community of writers.
Speak English, not bingo -- I haven't heard that one B4 but that's hilarious! I don't know why people do it in comments on articles, forum posts, or answers where there isn't a tight restriction on length, but it doesn't really bother me.
If you comment on an answer here the character limit is really low, so abbreviating will help you get your point across.
It makes me think of those abbreviated story challenges, where writers have to tell a whole story in 100 words or less. If they can do it...
The "Bingo" language mildly irritates me when used in casual conversations. It is intolerable when it is used in professional communications (e-mails, etc). There are places for casual and places for formal, proper communication.
I understand if you're on the fly and have to get something out, but it doesn't have any place in regular communication, in my opinion.
One of the worst problems with this truncated crap is that it's used out of laziness, not necessity. I tweet a lot. It's amazing how you can put a well constructed sentence into 140 characters, but ppl wrte b4 they thnk.
I don't tweet often, but I do text. And it takes me forever to do it because I don't use this text speak at all. Thank you for your answer!
Not only would I not take them seriously, I would probably deny or delete their comment. Then, I would go to their profile and send them a message explaining why their comment has vanished. I agree with the others who have commented. I put a lot of time and heart into my hubs and if someone doesn't respect that enough to write in complete sentences, I don't have time to bother with their comment. Great question Georgie.
I saw it in this questions forum thing by someone who claimed to be a professional writer. I hope they know that it bites them in the butt. I wouldn't hire them to write for me if I saw that!
What would you do if their comment itself made sense, and was an intelligent response, despite the colloquialism?
Except when you're breaking grammar rules to squeeze in a tweet!
Did I read somewhere that they're going to increase the tweet length? That would be nice, in my opinion.
I wud hv prblm tkng dem srsly 2. 2 shrt hv 2 wrte mre b4 aprve.
I am saddened to see writing standards in such decline. I subscribe to the idea that the decline is born out of laziness rather than improvement in communication. I continue to hope that the trend will be reversed.
I hope it gets a reverse, too, but I can only see it increasing.
I don't mind it in actual text messages, but I think that's where it should STOP!! I actually know people who say "LOL" rather than laughing :S It can be quite irritating, and I for one come onto this website to try to escape it!
Absolutely mortifying! LOL, all kidding aside ~ do we have Apple's IPhone to thank? Who is responsible for denigrating the English language in this manner?
I think it goes back to the days before unlimited texts... Having to fit as much into 1 message as possible?
Sorry, Georgie, Im guilty of this at times. I'm an oldschooler who learned to text wihin the last several years and it slips in when I wanna just get it out quickly. Funny question, thanks. Hilarious :-)
I just don't get that stuff . . . yes, there is a place where you may need to write that way because of a character limitations [Twitter] and it may come in handy when texting [because texting is a pain] but other than that . . . no excuse for it.
I believe this "Bingo" language came from sending SMS. It was easier to shorten words and to make abbreviations. Nowadays SMS texting is not that popular but this language is still alive and, probably, will be alive as long as it is demanded.
I would ask them what they are trying to say. I find that gets the abbreviators annoyed, and their response is magically turned into correct grammar, full spelling of words, and I get a big laugh out of my reverse psychology.
They'd just call you a H8R!
Ha,ha! You're probably right!
Ohhh Lordy, I hate that damn text speak too! Even though I text frequently, I always use complete sentences and don't "abbreviate" words. Therefore I have never "LOL'ed," I will never "ROFLMAO" and I sure as hell won't "LOLOLOLOLOL."
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