What are your biggest pet peeves about Internet English?
Mine are "my bad" and forming plurals by adding 's. That's okay when you're minding your p's and q's. However it's not useful when I'm adding my 2 cents worth.
Yeah, I agree. Also the overuse of "LOL." Sometimes placed in every sentence! I hardly ever laugh out loud at something I read on an email, but maybe I'm too negative.
The most annoying for me is the whole "txt talk" thing... "Tlk Lyk diz n dat init bruv" When I see that it, I get an incredible urge to punch the offender through my monitor... The whole "your" and "you're" thing also hits a nerve.
Don't really have much to add, as I agree 100% with The Optimizers. Number one for me is not writing out full words (correctly) i.e. using text language. Common spelling and grammar errors also do my head in. I again have to echo The Optimizers - the mix up of your and you're is utterly infuriating. I feel like "you're" is becoming a (sorely missed) word of the past. I don't even think they teach traditional classes of English spelling and grammar in New Zealand high schools these days... Coz dat lyk definatly shoz.
I am just generally tire of reading the excessive usage of acronyms and shorthand notation. We have become a nation of text speakers; gone are the days of proper english.
The ellipses. No one uses it correctly. Ever.
This is a great question!
I could scream when I read "LOL." I'm wondering if the persons who use LOL know what it means. It sometimes seems they're using it instead of a period at the end of a sentence. I'm reminded of when people give a nervous laugh after saying something because they're insecure, or unsure of what they just said
Beginning a sentence with "So" or "OK" also bothers me,
Great comments, one and all! Time Spiral, I need to look up ellipses. I may be one of the offending parties.
no one knows how to spell! WTF is that all about. Someone wrote that is was a "Waist" of time to do thus and so! Huh? It is a WASTE of time! Then they want to take a brake. It is a break people. Why are people so ignorant? Makes me crazy.
That anyone should consider it a form of standard writing apart from the internet. It is not writing; it is conversation.
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