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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203674704574328920789548170.html?mod=yhoofront

anyone of these "scientists" ever think that the abbreviations are just to save time in sending a message?

idk i just though it was funny and wanted to share... also read the quote from the article below


Teenagers, for their part, text in code for a reason, says Anne Mitchell, president of the Institute for Social Internet Public Policy, based in Boulder, Colo. “It is usually because they are involved in activities which they don’t want their parents to discover, such as casual sex, drugs and alcohol,” she says. Indeed, parents may be startled by such popular terms as GNOC (“Get naked on camera&rdquo, POS (“Parent over shoulder&rdquo, LMIRL (“Let’s meet in real life&rdquo and IWSN (“I want sex now&rdquo.



because we are all alcohol, drug and sex addicts
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#2
I type everything out in text.

I ****ing hate when people abbreviate.
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#3
****ing teenagers...

in 20 days im not gonna be one of you!

lol omg h4x!
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#4
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because we are all alcohol, drug and sex addicts



we are in the pit...most days.


But I normally type every word out perfectly.
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#5
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I type everything out in text.

I ****ing hate when people abbreviate.


yeah i do too, i just found the article funny
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#8
****s retarded. what they need to figure out is why teenage chicks feel the need to say "double you tee eff" rather than "what the ****" even though it has more syllables, same applies for other ones too.
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#9
it's hilarious because i have never heard any of those abbreviations used in real life
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#10
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because we are all alcohol, drug and sex addicts


*cough*
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#11
Please don't tell me I'm the only one who had no idea what GNOC, LMIRL, and IWSN meant.

EDIT: In fact, the majority of abbreviations that they talk about in the article I've never even SEEN.
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Please don't tell me I'm the only one who had no idea what GNOC, LMIRL, and IWSN meant.



i still don't know what they mean and i read the article
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#13
I don't know anyone who uses those abbreviations...
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i still don't know what they mean and i read the article

I know, right?

I mean "WOMBAT", who the **** say's "WOMBAT" when they want to say "Waste of money, brains, and time"

Saying the actual thing is A LOT more effective.
#15
i cant stand not using proper grammar
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#16
taf
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#18
Nobody on this earth uses half of those abrreviations.
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It is usually because they are involved in activities which they don’t want their parents to discover, such as casual sex, drugs and alcohol,” she says. Indeed, parents may be startled by such popular terms as GNOC (“Get naked on camera&rdquo, POS (“Parent over shoulder&rdquo, LMIRL (“Let’s meet in real life&rdquo and IWSN (“I want sex now&rdquo.


Oh, Bull! This is gonna turn out like that "sexting" thing: "Every teen is doing it! Monitor your kids! zomgzomgzomg!"

I don't think my parents would find my texts interesting anyways. I only use abbreviations like "lol", "TTYL" and such. I haven't even heard of most of those abbreviations, much less used them.
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#20
“I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. LOL. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”
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Oh, Bull! This is gonna turn out like that "sexting" thing: "Every teen is doing it! Monitor your kids! zomgzomgzomg!"

I don't think my parents would find my texts interesting anyways. I only use abbreviations like "lol", "TTYL" and such. I haven't even heard of most of those abbreviations, much less used them.

the media is right, every kid in the world is doing it.

its like a horrific zerg rush of underage sex.
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#22
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and POS is piece of sh*t

That's what I thought too, on topic I hate using abbreviations except for a few.
all I ever wanted was to pick apart the day
put the pieces back together my way
#24
Ironically, I actually only use abbreviations outside of texting.
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#25
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Ironically, I actually only use abbreviations outside of texting.

...and it's people like you that annoy me to tears.
#26
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...and it's people like you that annoy me to tears.

Eh. It's all tounge-in-cheek.
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#27
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Eh. It's all tounge-in-cheek.

Oh, well, in that case, move along, sir.
#28
Your little sentence at the end made me think of Weezer (We Are All On Drugs). Good song.

i h8 wen ppl tlk lyk dis nd think dey r coo cuz dey b lyk dis. That **** pisses me off.
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#29
This is why i hate authority. Everyone of them are more ignorant than the "lesser" in society. **** whoever thinks this way. Seriously. It pisses me off.
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#30
o god guys its the wall street journal this looks legit -.- being part of their target i have never used any of the abbv. they have in their popular list on the left... so wtf they gettin their info from?
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#31
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You missed an apostrophe.

not to mention a period.
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not to mention a period.


and a capital I
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#33
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not to mention a period.

He didn't capitalize the first letter either...
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#34
I used to abbreviate everything. And now i type it all out... Anyway the lady's comment is pretty dumb.
#35
Ohh those scientists nailed it on the head. Every time I want sex I always text my gf saying IWSN.
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Oh, Bull! This is gonna turn out like that "sexting" thing: "Every teen is doing it! Monitor your kids! zomgzomgzomg!"

I don't think my parents would find my texts interesting anyways. I only use abbreviations like "lol", "TTYL" and such. I haven't even heard of most of those abbreviations, much less used them.



sexting got old very fast for me. it loses its appeal
#38
Besides "lol" I type out everything in full on the computer. Using my phone though, I use tons of abbreviations because there's a character limit and because typing on a phone takes a long time. I'm sure my parents would still be able to understand my texts though.
#39
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because we are all alcohol, drug and sex addicts


Of course... they couldn't make anything out of this dumb article without including some popular stereotypes!
I like the way news is run nowadays, don't you?
#40
Hey TS, LMIL so we can GNOC, oh wat, POS.


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