Sunday, October 2, 2011

Text Speak

Those close to me, (and even some who aren't) know I can complain. Lately, I've tried to get better because there isn't much use to complaining constantly. Those people only bring people down, and who wants to be around THAT?!

But this time I have, to complain. I HATE TEXT SPEAK. I hate it in text messages, blogs, Facebook, basically anywhere. It's stupid, lame, and frankly makes people look less intelligent. I will rarely, if EVER write like that. I've got education and I'm not trying to be something I'm not. I see it so often on my Facebook news feed and it drives me nuts. I don't understand how hard it is to type/text out, "I love you." Instead of "i luv u". Really? Hitting 4 more buttons is going to kill you? I know the majority of you, especially the younger people like myself, can text like a pro. The extra millisecond it would take to hit 4 more buttons wouldn't be anything.

I'd always complain when I'd get "luv u 2" from Dennis. I told that it doesn't really feel like love if you can't spell it out. There is just something about, "I love you" rather than "luv u". Same thing with "u", "2", "c", "b", "k" I'm guilty of "K" every now and then, but still, "Okay" is 95% of the time my answer if its going to happen.

I can't even begin to explain how annoying it is when I see a serious post of Facebook or something full of "thx, u r great."

Okay, rant over...


Kristen said...

A-freaking-MEN!!!! In my opinion, it's MORE difficult to write like that! We live in the computer age...I can almost guarantee we all got keyboarding classes in middle school at SOME point. Actually, there was plenty we were expected to do by the end of ELEMENTARY school when I was there.

Anyway, my point is that to override my muscle memory (since I type without looking, and my muscles simply remember how to hit which keys) seems, to me at least, like it would be way harder than just utilizing the skills you were given for YEARS ON END. Seriously?

Okay, now I'm done ranting, too haha. I promised myself I wouldn't complain on MY blog this week, but I never made any promises about any other blogs...

Mrs. Snugglebunny said...

no kidding!