Are you offended when someone abbreviates words in a text message?

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  1. stricktlydating profile image85
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    Are you offended when someone abbreviates words in a text message?

    For example: R U offended when sum1 abbrevi8s words in a sms?

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    I don't text or get text messages. My cell is for emergencies only. I do believe that this texting shorthand affects communication skills as well as grammar, and spelling skills.  I cannot understand why people text instead of actually talking to each other.

    1. ChristinS profile image42
      ChristinSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! communication skills are so lacking today.

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      psychicdog.netposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Probably for the same reason they go on hubpages instead of talking - its good for getting to know someone

    3. stricktlydating profile image85
      stricktlydatingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate your comments on this subject too. Sending a text is much cheaper than a phonecall here in Australia, which may account for sometimes sending a text over making a phone call.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I find that texting makes certain conversations easier.  Instead of being on the spot, you have time to look up certain information or look at your schedule, etc.

  3. ChristinS profile image42
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't say it offends me, but I do find it very annoying. In fact, texting in general is often annoying so I guess either way is fine since it is bound to irritate me anyway wink.

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    sheilamyersposted 6 years ago

    I don't get many text messages, but it doesn't bother me. Keep it short and as long as I can interpret the message I'm cool with it. Now if they send me an email, post a comment to one of my hubs, etc and use all that gibberish it totally drives me crazy.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I don't text but to me it is the bastardization of a beautiful language.  The biggest problem I see with it is that people tend to carry these abbreviations beyond just texting into everyday life.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    "txt spk" abbrevs annoy the F outa me! LOL OMG WTF

    ...but seriously, they do. I hate trying to decipher messages that look like someone spilled a bowl of alphabet soup.

    Thankfully the only person who texts me is my wife, and she doesn't use any of those annoying abbreviations... well, she'll occasionally throw in a random "LOL" just because she knows it drives me nuts.

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    Ben Blackwellposted 6 years ago

    It doesn't bother me, and I certainly can't see why it would 'offend' anybody.  I'm not sure if that is how you meant the question, but I think that people are 'offended' in general much too often.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    No one that texts me goes to the extreme you have posted.  A few abbreviations don't bother me at all, it certainly doesn't offend me.  After all, it is a text message.
    I know that they can communicate well, texting is simply another form of communication usually done for quick communication.


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