NationStates Jolt Archive


Txt Speak!

Wilgrove
03-07-2007, 08:13
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.
Barringtonia
03-07-2007, 08:17
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

Dun kno wot ur tlkng abt.
Wilgrove
03-07-2007, 08:18
Dun kno wot ur tlkng abt.

*hits you on the head with a ruler* Bad!
Barringtonia
03-07-2007, 08:19
*hits you on the head with a ruler* Bad!

Same 2 U
Thumbless Pete Crabbe
03-07-2007, 08:19
Does anyone *not* hate it? :p Anyone over twelve years old, that is.
Sarkhaan
03-07-2007, 08:21
really, the spelling of "you" is as logical as "u", "2" is as logical as "two", "too", or "to"


mind you, I don't really enjoy it, but mreh.
Barringtonia
03-07-2007, 08:22
Does anyone *not* hate it? :p Anyone over twelve years old, that is.

The thing is, with predictive text available on most phones, it's harder to write text speak than normal speech.

Why doesn't Word come with predictive text either?

Why doesn't Jolt come with predictive text as well come to think of it, would solve a lot of the spelling issues - Firefox has spell check but it's in American English, which does irk me.
IL Ruffino
03-07-2007, 08:23
I actually use proper grammar in text messages.
Sarkhaan
03-07-2007, 08:24
I actually use proper grammar in text messages.

psht. you would



...so do I....
Thumbless Pete Crabbe
03-07-2007, 08:25
I actually use proper grammar in text messages.

*Awards medal*

:p
The Jade Star
03-07-2007, 08:26
You can hardly blame instant messaging. l33t has been around since before text messaging even existed. Since before cell phones were common, even.
Al Gore invented it along with the rest of the internet. Blame him.
IL Ruffino
03-07-2007, 08:29
psht. you would



...so do I....
I know you are but what am I?

Thank Mod. I couldn't bare knowing my brother used the lazy lingo.
*Awards medal*

:p

*stares at the shinyness*
The Jade Star
03-07-2007, 08:29
I actually use proper grammar in text messages.

1 /-\m t3h K1/\/g 0f R0/\/\3 /-\/\/]) /-\b0\/3 gr/-\/\/\ /\/\/-\r!
Vandal-Unknown
03-07-2007, 08:30
*Awards medal*

:p

It's more understandable too,...

"the h8 o b'ding iz 38 m... can sum 1 giv estim8 on struc integ..." this is what I usually had to deal with. *sigh*
Seangolis Revenge
03-07-2007, 08:31
Does anyone *not* hate it? :p Anyone over twelve years old, that is.

When you hear a *college* student(Girl) say, and I quote:

"Lol! Well, I g2g, ttyl." out loud, you lose a little respect for humanity.

Sad part is, I overheard a textspeak conversation, done in person, and being serious and non mocking before among 20 some year olds in college.
Sarkhaan
03-07-2007, 08:33
I know you are but what am I?

Thank Mod. I couldn't bare knowing my brother used the lazy lingo.


*stares at the shinyness*
I'm rubber and you're glue. So there.

Honestly, it takes more effort for me to "translate" than it would save me in typing time. Except for when I'm at work and I could get fired for texting on the floor.
IL Ruffino
03-07-2007, 08:33
I am the King of Rome, and above grammar!

Sigismund, you fool!
Jeruselem
03-07-2007, 08:36
Wh@t th3 i55u3? :D
IL Ruffino
03-07-2007, 08:36
I'm rubber and you're glue. So there.

Honestly, it takes more effort for me to "translate" than it would save me in typing time. Except for when I'm at work and I could get fired for texting on the floor.


You booger.

*agrees* You know, if you didn't have that job, you'd be able to spend more time with your little brother.. [/wantsalcohol]
Vandal-Unknown
03-07-2007, 08:37
Wh@t th3 i55u3? :D

t3h OP no like l33t.
The Jade Star
03-07-2007, 08:37
Sigismund, you fool!

Best old dead guy EVER.
Sarkhaan
03-07-2007, 08:38
You booger.

*agrees* You know, if you didn't have that job, you'd be able to spend more time with your little brother.. [/wantsalcohol]
I know you are, but what am I?

did I mention I just turned 21 a week ago? And I work at a place that has 112 beers on tap and 350 in bottles (the most on the east coast)?
IL Ruffino
03-07-2007, 08:46
Best old dead guy EVER.
I like him just for that quote. :p

.. unless he has other jems..
I know you are, but what am I?

did I mention I just turned 21 a week ago? And I work at a place that has 112 beers on tap and 350 in bottles (the most on the east coast)?

You're a bean town boy.

So, now that I know where you work, what nights are you working, and will you serve me alcohol?

EDIT: And believe me, I tip. I tip lots when I'm drunk.
Dryks Legacy
03-07-2007, 08:54
The thing is, with predictive text available on most phones, it's harder to write text speak than normal speech.

I noticed that too. I have no idea why someone would keep writing like that when it's harder to do.

Why doesn't Word come with predictive text either?

Why doesn't Jolt come with predictive text as well come to think of it, would solve a lot of the spelling issues - Firefox has spell check but it's in American English, which does irk me.

With a proper keyboard predictive text can be more of a hindrance than a help.

I actually use proper grammar in text messages.

I do that too :D

1 /-\m t3h K1/\/g 0f R0/\/\3 /-\/\/]) /-\b0\/3 gr/-\/\/\ /\/\/-\r!

I shouldn't have been able to read that as easily as I did :(
Barringtonia
03-07-2007, 08:59
With a proper keyboard predictive text can be more of a hindrance than a help.

I happily type using 10 fingers and would just need a button, such as the Window button, to tap on accurate prediction - it might take a little practice but I suspect it would vastly speed up typing.
Fair Progress
03-07-2007, 09:01
We're starting to see many cases of kids who can't actually spell correctly because the only thing they read and write is SMS messages...
New Malachite Square
03-07-2007, 09:25
Something I've been meaning to say for a long time:

1F u VVR173 li|<3 7|-|15, piss off!

*feels better now* :p
Pure Metal
03-07-2007, 09:34
i'm posting from my phone right now. Predictive text rocks :-P always try to use proper words in texts or im, but i'm too lazy to use capitals heh
Dryks Legacy
03-07-2007, 09:35
i'm posting from my phone right now. Predictive text rocks :-P always try to use proper words in texts or im, but i'm too lazy to use capitals heh

Posting from your phone, I guess that means you won't be leaving any time soon then.
New Malachite Square
03-07-2007, 09:36
i'm posting from my phone right now. Predictive text rocks :-P always try to use proper words in texts or im, but i'm too lazy to use capitals heh

Predictive text does rock. It doesn't beat a keyboard, but it still rocks.
Rambhutan
03-07-2007, 09:41
I get annoyed at my phone because I have to scroll through lots of punctuation symbols, including the dollar sign and the yen sign, before I get to the apostrophe.
Pure Metal
03-07-2007, 11:30
Posting from your phone, I guess that means you won't be leaving any time soon then.

i got bored waiting for people at the airport :p
(and i'd already been through the bbc news website...)
Longhaul
03-07-2007, 11:30
I actually use proper grammar in text messages.
So do I. The upshot of this fixation is that it takes me a long, long time to actually compose and send a text message. In fact, 9 times out of 10 I abandon the attempt and just phone the person I want to communicate with anyway.

I get annoyed at my phone because I have to scroll through lots of punctuation symbols, including the dollar sign and the yen sign, before I get to the apostrophe.
Yeah this annoys the hell out me, too. To get an apostrophe I have to bail out of the text entry area, select a new 'input language' (language!) called 'Symbols', and then scroll down into the second screen to find it. No wonder most people don't bother.
Cameroi
03-07-2007, 11:42
if this were the worst thing anyone could find to b'ch about i'd be living in lolz land.

=^^=
.../\...
Longhaul
03-07-2007, 11:51
if this were the worst thing anyone could find to b'ch about i'd be living in lolz land.

=^^=
.../\...

Well yeah... in the grand scheme of things it's not even close to the top of the list. :cool:
Dryks Legacy
03-07-2007, 12:25
So do I. The upshot of this fixation is that it takes me a long, long time to actually compose and send a text message. In fact, 9 times out of 10 I abandon the attempt and just phone the person I want to communicate with anyway.

I have too much time and not enough money, so I'm the opposite :D
Khadgar
03-07-2007, 12:31
So do I. The upshot of this fixation is that it takes me a long, long time to actually compose and send a text message. In fact, 9 times out of 10 I abandon the attempt and just phone the person I want to communicate with anyway.

See now that makes sense. You're both holding fucking phones. Call them!
Dundee-Fienn
03-07-2007, 12:33
I have a tendency to write pretty long messages when I text so its a necessity for me to use text speak since you're only allowed a certain number of characters per message. Outside of texting though it does annoy me
Dundee-Fienn
03-07-2007, 12:34
See now that makes sense. You're both holding fucking phones. Call them!

Then you have to go through all the pleasantries before you can get to the actual point of your call.
Rambhutan
03-07-2007, 12:37
See now that makes sense. You're both holding fucking phones. Call them!

But then you can't create elegant haikus as text messages.
Kryozerkia
03-07-2007, 12:38
I hate text speak; it's a cesspool of bad grammar and horrid spelling that makes my eyes bleed.
Khadgar
03-07-2007, 12:38
Then you have to go through all the pleasantries before you can get to the actual point of your call.

Phbt, no you don't. Just tell them what you need to tell them then hang up.
The_pantless_hero
03-07-2007, 12:53
Why doesn't Jolt come with predictive text as well come to think of it, would solve a lot of the spelling issues - Firefox has spell check but it's in American English, which does irk me.
And it there is no "fix automatically to this" option like Word.
Kryozerkia
03-07-2007, 12:54
Why doesn't Jolt come with predictive text as well come to think of it, would solve a lot of the spelling issues - Firefox has spell check but it's in American English, which does irk me.
I have the British dictionary installed for my version of FireFox and it works rather well. You just have to look for the dictionary that meets your needs.
Barringtonia
03-07-2007, 13:03
I have the British dictionary installed for my version of FireFox and it works rather well. You just have to look for the dictionary that meets your needs.

Enlighten me - I've switched to en_gb under Tools>Options>General>Languages but I still seem to have American spelling.

I offer you nothing but blood, toil, tears and sweat - if it saved the British Emparh I hope it's enough for you :)

EDIT: I've googled and found already - I offer you nothing! NOTHING!

Well, perhaps a cookie for alerting me to the possiblity
Darknovae
03-07-2007, 13:05
Does anyone *not* hate it? :p Anyone over twelve years old, that is.

dis mite seem off tpc bt my sis s 13, she luvs txtspk. i 4 1 hate it n its reealyy annyin 2 talk like dis so ill stop now. sry 4 dis.

Anyway, text speak = fail.

And like Khadgar said, you're both holding phones, CALL THEM.
Kryozerkia
03-07-2007, 13:10
Enlighten me - I've switched to en_gb under Tools>Options>General>Languages but I still seem to have American spelling.

I offer you nothing but blood, toil, tears and sweat - if it saved the British Emparh I hope it's enough for you :)

Mine was a plugin. I had to download it.

Let me see if I can find it for you.

EDIT - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3

This has a list of the dictionaries you can use. Scroll down to the dictionary of your choice and tell it to install.

Once you've installed, go to your plugin/add-on options in your Tools menu and make the dictionary active.
Barringtonia
03-07-2007, 13:11
I edited,

Edited post (http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p=12841055&postcount=45)

Apologies
Kryozerkia
03-07-2007, 13:16
I edited,

Edited post (http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p=12841055&postcount=45)

Apologies

Look above... I got it for you. :) Don't worry about having edited the post.
Peepelonia
03-07-2007, 13:29
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

Heh you must be getting old. Thats a classic sign of old age.
Katganistan
03-07-2007, 13:45
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

c u l8tr

That said -- it's appropriate on phones. Write it in an essay you're handing to me for a grade, and I will flay your hide and devour your soul.
UpwardThrust
03-07-2007, 13:54
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.
At least txt speak has a purpose unlike l33t (in the current world anyways)
Travaria
03-07-2007, 13:55
I've heard of kids getting so used to text, that they do use it in essays and tests for schools.

I really can't stand getting a text full of this crap, although I don't tend to mind the common ones that make sense; 'u', 'r', '2' and 'bc'...

But with all this ranting against text, I read an article one time where some etymologist or anthropologist or somebody basically said "Get over it. Language isn't stagnant and the stuff will one day be proper." So, maybe we are the wrong ones, I don't know.

On a related note, is it the same way with 'ebonics' or whatever you wanna call it, or is it the same thing with persons retaining their native language when they get to the U.S.? I personally don't have a problem with anybody speaking or writing however they wish. But at least for the foreseeable future, those who speak ebonics are going to have a hell of a time trying to get professional jobs. I'm with Bill Cosby on this one.

As far as Spanish or other native languages are concerned, I think it is very helpful to be bi-lingual, especially in the globabl marketplace. But even so, it is imperative for someboy to speak English according with correct grammar if they ever want to move above customer service.
Extreme Ironing
03-07-2007, 19:47
It annoys me when people use when there is no need for it. Like on forums or IM. I only use it in texts when I've run out of letters and don't want to double the price by having two messages. My opinion of someone instantly lowers if they use textspeak a lot.
Minaris
03-07-2007, 19:49
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

It's called freedom of expression, Wilgrove. I thought you'd be familiar with that one. :D
JuNii
03-07-2007, 19:55
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

OMG, WTF. INBD.
JuNii
03-07-2007, 19:56
c u l8tr

That said -- it's appropriate on phones. Write it in an essay you're handing to me for a grade, and I will flay your hide and devour your soul.

but they're sooo full of empty calories.
Johnny B Goode
03-07-2007, 20:12
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

Yeah, I gotta agree with ya.
British Londinium
03-07-2007, 20:16
When I hear textspeak in real life, like when two airhead cheerleaders for the high school football team go, "Like, idk when I can go. Ttyl, lol!", it makes me want to punt a baby and scream at the top of my lungs. Textspeak and other forms of internet/phone slang ought to be outlawed and punishable by firing squad.
Hydesland
03-07-2007, 20:16
wot u tlkin bout lol, txt sp3k is n rt m8 fuksake lol. jst coz u dnt undrstnd it lyk, dnt men u av 2 b ll snbish bout it u litle twt LMFAO
Intrepid Blueshift
03-07-2007, 20:39
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

I totally agree.. mostly... sort of... actually... what are you talking about?
Naeraotahznm
03-07-2007, 20:45
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

just why should we listen to you? get over yourself, asswipe

we can tlk in txt spk if we want 2, bitch
Turquoise Days
03-07-2007, 21:03
I get charged for two messages if the text is too long, so it does have a purpose there, I guess. Don't normally use it, however.
Damaske
03-07-2007, 21:06
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters!
Unless you are on a monthly messaging plan,a text cost about 15 cents per message. (could be even more on a messaging plan if you don't use all of your message credits). Soo..the difference of a letter or two could equal 15 cents for the extra text. I don't call that being retarded or lazy..I call that being smart with your money. One letter is not worth it to me.
Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously.
Don't know what you are getting at there. The whole purpose of shortened texting like that is that if you actually speak..it sounds the same.
'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.
LOL....I really don't think these people don't know how to spell the word right. And if you are in school..yeah..most likely you were taught how to spell.

I use text speak sometimes in my texts. I see nothing wrong with it there. I have yet to hear somebody actually speak acronyms in person (as in LOL, TTYL,BRB).

And if somebody actually writes a paper in txt speak..then you aren't teaching them right and setting rules for the papers. Who in their right mind would write in shorthand if you give them a two page essay to write? If it does happen,all you have to do is not accept it. Totally banning seems pretty stupid. It has its purpose in certain things.
Dryks Legacy
03-07-2007, 23:30
LOL....I really don't think these people don't know how to spell the word right. And if you are in school..yeah..most likely you were taught how to spell.

I use text speak sometimes in my texts. I see nothing wrong with it there. I have yet to hear somebody actually speak acronyms in person (as in LOL, TTYL,BRB).

And if somebody actually writes a paper in txt speak..then you aren't teaching them right and setting rules for the papers. Who in their right mind would write in shorthand if you give them a two page essay to write? If it does happen,all you have to do is not accept it.

Wrong. It's all true.
Rejistania
04-07-2007, 01:59
Text speak is a difficult issue. One the one hand, I loath 'u', '2', 'ur', 'you're' for your, 'your' for you are, not to mention the confusion of "there", "they're" and "their". On the other hand, the 'net affected me. For me, it is the use of domains instead of the countries. Since my fiance does that too, it is very hard to break the habit to write .de instead of Germany, .iq instead or Iraq, .us instead of USAnia and so on... Also I tend to use lol and rofl in text and speech. The other issue which makes communication much less easy is the use of insider speech and that is IMHO worse. There sometimes seem to by cryptonyms to make communication harder.
Katganistan
04-07-2007, 03:36
but they're sooo full of empty calories.

but hide and souls are pretty tasty with a nice Chianti and some fava beans.....

Yeah, I gotta agree with ya.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Katganistan/katsseal.jpg
Katganistan
04-07-2007, 03:39
just why should we listen to you? get over yourself, asswipe

we can tlk in txt spk if we want 2, bitch

Second warning: knock off the flaming.
Posi
04-07-2007, 05:11
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.
When you are using a cell phone, "you" is six more keystrokes than "u". "2" is the same as "to" but uses up one less character, which is handy when you have a limit of 150.
Johnny B Goode
04-07-2007, 14:41
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Katganistan/katsseal.jpg

Awww, thanks. :)
Sel Appa
04-07-2007, 16:48
Yeah you try texting using correct spelling. I hate cell phones, but I understand where they're coming from and how is saying "U" different from "you"? They sound the same to me...

It's when people use text speak where there is no reason that pisses me off.
The blessed Chris
04-07-2007, 17:00
I do so abhor txt speak. Is it really excessive effort to hit a few more keys or buttons?

In any case, now that I have 300 text messages a month, what with my lovely contract having started, I can write messages with grammatical accuracy.
Sri Nagar
04-07-2007, 17:07
4 all U gys who abhr txt spk jst try ths:

¬°umop apisdn paaf txat asned

at lst mst txtspk is rght sde up!

:mp5:
Katganistan
04-07-2007, 17:09
4 all U gys who abhr txt spk jst try ths:

¬°umop apisdn paaf txat asned

at lst mst txtspk is rght sde up!

:mp5:

What the hell is dense taxt faao upside down supposed to mean?
Vandal-Unknown
04-07-2007, 17:30
What the hell is dense taxt faao upside down supposed to mean?

I think it said : pause text teed upside down.... what's a teed?
Peepelonia
04-07-2007, 17:55
I think it said : pause text teed upside down.... what's a teed?

Ohh Ohh I actualy know this one.....

It's a misspelt sweed! *nods*
Intangelon
04-07-2007, 18:02
God how I loathe text speak, ever since texting became cheaply available on a wide scale, everyone's been speaking in text speak! Could you possibly sound more retarded when you type "U" instead of "You" and "2" instead of "to"? Maybe retarded isn't the right word, but lazy is the right word, I mean it's just one or two extra letters! Now I know that I don't have perfect English, I make spelling and grammar mistakes, but even I would never speak in 'text' speak because unlike the people who constantly speak in 'text' speak, I would like to be taken seriously. I will be honest with you people, If I read your writing for the first time, and it's in 'text' speak, I will probably just ignore the rest and throw it in the trash. 'Text' speak need to be banned and people should be taught how to actually spell out and write in the proper language.

You had me riiiiight up until there.

That's a close one, I almost agreed with Mad Willy.
Dundee-Fienn
04-07-2007, 18:03
I think it said : pause text teed upside down.... what's a teed?

I think it's meant to be "pause text feed upside down"
Intangelon
04-07-2007, 18:10
c u l8tr

That said -- it's appropriate on phones. Write it in an essay you're handing to me for a grade, and I will flay your hide and devour your soul.

Wouldn't it be "l8r"? There's a T in "eight".

Txt speak is just license plate speak writ smaller and more ubiquitously. My license plate reads "SYNCP8D" -- "syncopated" -- because most of my favorite music-related ideas were taken.
Kanabia
04-07-2007, 19:11
Orly wilgrv? L2Intrnet nub.
Zarakon
04-07-2007, 21:55
It's nice to have if you have a phone where texting one, short sentence takes about 500 keystrokes.
Jarlin
04-07-2007, 22:04
I actually use proper grammar in text messages.

And do you sign it 'Yours Sincerely'?
Sdtykxdyj
04-07-2007, 22:32
When I'm in a forum, I try to maintain a high level of formal, sometimes verbose english, using proper spelling, capitalization, grammar and punctuation. Even in instant messenger conversations, I'm fairly formal, though I do drop the capitals and punctuation. Rather, I break the long statements up into pieces where normal pauses would occur.
(I choose not to capitalize certain things such as language names)

I often find myself asking what some acronym means because I don't keep track of them... thus eliminating any time saving qualities people think acronyms have. The only acronym I use myself is "ICBTYDKWTM". People always ask what it means and after I tell them, they usually see my point (first sentence of this paragraph) and stop using acronyms when I'm around (or completely, who knows). Oh, and that acronym is "I can't believe that you don't know what this means."

Unfortunately, I type really fast and make many mistakes, and like anyone, when I read over what I've written, I automatically skim... missing the errors. As a result I often find myself editing my forum posts several times.
Vandal-Unknown
04-07-2007, 22:33
I think it's meant to be "pause text feed upside down"

Missed it by one letter.