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Dirty_D
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:04:35 AM

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I know for myself and others text speech in a story can throw the whole story off. What is the one that annoys you the most?

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Dani
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:58:34 PM

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All text speech annoys me. There are enough word variations--including slang-- to say what you're trying to say without making a complete mockery of the English language.



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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 2:09:22 PM

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thru

I've seen that in stories which were otherwise quite well-written. I die every time.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:14:55 PM

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I dunno wat u guyz r talkin bout. txtspk is kool drunken

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principessa
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:42:21 PM

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All of it. I hate it. It is lazy anywhere except in that context and I am not sure I like it even there.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:42:34 PM

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'Prolly' is the one that prolly annoys me the most. clown


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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:01:17 PM

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L8rz ... Bugs the shit out of me.



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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:34:13 PM

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txtspk blongs only in txts, & only if u ned to sv spac. mite fel dif 2moro, but hw i fel 2day

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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:40:49 PM

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All text speak makes me want to claw my eyes out. I don't even like text speak in text messaging. That being said, I saw someone use the...abomination "lyk". I'll admit that I still cringe to think about it.
clum
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 5:06:49 AM

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principessa wrote:
All of it. I hate it. It is lazy anywhere except in that context and I am not sure I like it even there.


I'm partial to a wee "LOL" now and again. It has become a word that is used in place of actually laughing out loud and I find that really interesting. Language is an incredible thing and I find it fascinating to watch it evolve. I don't like to put restrictions on what people can do with language - it's important to have fun.

That said, there's a time and a place. The purpose of language is communication and when you're writing a story, you want your writing to come across as clearly as possible to as many people as possible. It's not some cool, modern age thing to write in a "hip" way; it's just being an idiot. Don't do it.

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:46:45 AM

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As with just about anything there's a place and time but generally I don't like it, so I refuse to use it. I do not however, put a stop to the constant evolvement of the language. The rules stay the same but addition of words as the LOL to quickly give a tone to a short sentence could be worth using it and see what happens. Why limit ourselves, like it or not anything evolves. Look at music... Or hear, lol. Hum hum is lol a little laugh compared to LOL, ooops lol.

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Guest
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:18:58 AM

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Sometimes txt spk cn b useful bt most of it annoys me, especially "k". I try to avoid using it but it can be useful when black boxing people here, or when you're making a point, as with some of my first sentence. Still I do find it annoying having to translate it.

Edit: I just realised that I may have missed the original point, so I will say this: I think in certain stories it can have a place, for example if one was writing one about two teenagers hooking up and wanted to convey their textversation, it could be useful to add a bit more depth but in the main body of the story, there is no excuse. Like everything, it has a time and a place.
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:28:45 AM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
'Prolly' is the one that prolly annoys me the most. clown


oh... i had to break myself of this habit, but it still slips in when i need the extra space while chatting... Embarassed

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:11:39 AM

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I personally HATE it in stories but have had to use it on occasion to convey actual text conversations in my story dialog. But to use it in the very body of the story...NO WAY. I have never and would never shorten "you" to "U" or any other text-speak abomination. I don't even like using it when i am texting on my phone but rather I prefer to resort to the tried and true language of English.

That's all for now. TTYL (couldn't resist).

ps. I need a text-speak dictionary so I can understand what the fuck my kids are trying to converse with me though!

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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:58:45 AM

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I hate when people use text speak for anything. I don't read enough stories that it bothers me there, but if I meet someone online and they're too lazy to type out at least 90% of their words it is an instant turn off. Granted I have my moments, but I actually cringe when I have to change 'you' to 'u' in a black box. It not only makes you look uneducated but also lazy to shorten everything.

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stelmaria
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:53:29 PM

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"K"

Should be arrested, for killing conversations.

Anybody drops a K-bomb on me that's an instant "Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200."

Guest
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:23:28 PM

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stelmaria wrote:
"K"

Should be arrested, for killing conversations.

Anybody drops a K-bomb on me that's an instant "Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200."


I usually use the k-bomb to purposely end conversations in a semi-polite way.
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:23:29 PM

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stelmaria wrote:
"K"

Should be arrested, for killing conversations.

Anybody drops a K-bomb on me that's an instant "Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200."


I usually use the k-bomb to purposely end conversations in a semi-polite way.
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:49:58 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
'Prolly' is the one that prolly annoys me the most. clown


That drives me crazy. Most of them do, but that one really freaking gets to me.

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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:59:37 PM

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All of it drives me crazy, even in text messages. When I compose a text message to my friends, mine are always perfect and spelled out correctly.

I guess with my English degree, I take it to heart.

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curiosziti
Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2012 8:02:51 AM

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"K"

Im guilty of txtspeak now & again, especially when I'm not sure what word to use. English isn't my native tongue, and verb tenses, prepositions, etc. sometimes confuse me. And I had no idea that some words and phrases aren't grammatically correct since I see and hear them often. Prolly, for example.

Dancing_Doll
Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2012 8:37:16 AM

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Hmm.... I actually don't mind 'K'... or its more fun and energetic variation 'KK'... geek

Overall I think a bit of text-speak is fine, but best to keep it to one or two uses per text - when every other word gets shortened, that's what annoys me. And if you're doing it while sexting, it can be a total mood-killer. Then again if the guy is hot enough, these minor spelling glitches can always be forgiven. icon_biggrin


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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:15:04 AM

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i find text text speak interesting when you see it in foreign languages - in italian textspeak 6 means "you're" (i think)

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:54:22 AM

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The ones that REALLY annoy me are the ones that aren't actually any shorter... ie:

bai = bye
kk = ok
kewl = cool

and so on. All that is achieved by that kind of nonsense is making yourself look like a fool.
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:00:02 PM

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LittleBambi wrote:
The ones that REALLY annoy me are the ones that aren't actually any shorter... ie:

bai = bye
kk = ok
kewl = cool

and so on. All that is achieved by that kind of nonsense is making yourself look like a fool.


or even a fewl

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:13:13 PM

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overmykneenow wrote:


or even a fewl


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principessa
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:23:45 PM

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The faces/expressions made out of punctuation marks drive me crazy. Are we all three years old and unable to read words like grown-ups?

This is not cool (or kewl) but symptomatic of the dumbing down of everything in popular culture. It is a deliberate laziness and ignorance that will not lead to anything good. Try applying to a professional school or for an upper level position writing in text speak. I don't think it will make a great impression. Literacy matters.

(I just read what I wrote and understand that I am now officially an old curmudgeon, but I don't take it back.)

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:00:30 PM

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I'm going to submit a story written totally in text speak. Or maybe just ban all vowels.
I might try it phonetically and see how it goes... But I'd probably just mess it all up and spell something correctly. angry7

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:20:46 PM

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TheDevilsWeakness wrote:
I'm going to submit a story written totally in text speak. Or maybe just ban all vowels.
I might try it phonetically and see how it goes... But I'd probably just mess it all up and spell something correctly. angry7


Principessa would love to verify that for you, I'm sure. sunny

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:28:04 PM

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Shylass wrote:


Principessa would love to verify that for you, I'm sure. sunny


You bet!!! Just let me at it. Read it

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