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What are your biggest pet peeves about Internet English?

  1. Larry Fields profile image78
    Larry Fieldsposted 6 years ago

    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.

  2. Steve Orion profile image78
    Steve Orionposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. The Optimizers profile image59
    The Optimizersposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. samanthamayer profile image71
    samanthamayerposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. CWanamaker profile image97
    CWanamakerposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. Time Spiral profile image88
    Time Spiralposted 6 years ago

    The ellipses. No one uses it correctly. Ever.

    Drives ...

    Me ...


  7. Daisy Mariposa profile image86
    Daisy Mariposaposted 6 years ago

    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,

  8. Larry Fields profile image78
    Larry Fieldsposted 6 years ago

    Great comments, one and all! Time Spiral, I need to look up ellipses. I may be one of the offending parties.

  9. Aley Martin profile image77
    Aley Martinposted 6 years ago

    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.

  10. ithabise profile image84
    ithabiseposted 6 years ago

    That anyone should consider it a form of standard writing apart from the internet. It is not writing; it is conversation.