#1
am I the only one who is very annoyed when people can't or say "I'm too lazy" when it comes to saying "u" instead of "you" for example. It's really, really not that hard to type a few extra letters.
#2
or there to lazy to click a link..god damn that pisses me off. instead of saying im to laxy and pressing multiple buttons. press one button and click the f-ing link!!!
#3
hence, the decline of the english language. its like not using question marks when you should (got you there). just kidding (good example there), but you raise a good point, and people shouldn't depend on the internet for talking and socialising either.
#5
eh there are probs ppl out there hu think that riting like dis is da cewl thing 2 do u no?


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#7
No i disagree, in my opinion people can type whatever the hell they want however the hell they want. AS LONG! as it's legible to read, if it's not. That's when i start to whip out the broomstick.
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#8
I don't depend on the internet to keep in touch by any means, but it's nice to talk... but it's gotten to the point where if someone says "what u up to"... I don't even respond, and I've even blocked a few because of it. They weren't really my friends, of course. Just some stupid people that can't take the hint that I don't want to talk to them. But seriously, people... imagine if you were like a secretary or something for a big company and you sent out memos with "u", "yea", and "lol"... you'd get fired instantly... I hope.
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I don't depend on the internet to keep in touch by any means, but it's nice to talk... but it's gotten to the point where if someone says "what u up to"... I don't even respond, and I've even blocked a few because of it. They weren't really my friends, of course. Just some stupid people that can't take the hint that I don't want to talk to them. But seriously, people... imagine if you were like a secretary or something for a big company and you sent out memos with "u", "yea", and "lol"... you'd get fired instantly... I hope.


Yeah, but I also wouldn't use contractions in a memo.

These are totally different classes of efficiency-maximization through dactylography.

So, what u up to?
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#10
I know they probably wouldn't say "lol" in a memo, I just threw it in there because there's gotta be someone out there dumb enough to do it. haha
#11
i go with whatever is easiest. as long as it's understandable, don't get all worked up about it. there is no such thing as "correct" english as much as retarded high school teachers would like you to think. languages evolve to suit the needs of the user.

in other words, language is a slave to us, not the other way around.

if society doesn't like a rule/find it necessary/etc., they don't have to follow it. this is most easily seen in informal communication.
#13
i dont like when people make up little internet acronyms...how are you supposed to know what they're talking about when they made it up?!?!?!?!
...Nothing you've ever...
...Planned on ever turned out...
...The way you planned...


...You're still disappointing them...
#14
like how the gamers started saying "plox" which means please... how the hell does that even work? I don't understand "plox".
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...Don't you hate it when people say "I'm too lazy" when it comes to moving their fingers 1/4th of an inch to hit the shift key and capitalize their damned letters?

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#20
Yes.

I agree.

I agree 100%.
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#21
I don't understand why people will type i ebonics. Jesus...ignorant asses. And when i text, i HAVE TO use proper English or it bothers me to death. I gotta have all the commas and sh!t in place when i do it. I hate seein "I luv u 2"....no ya don't! you're just too lazy to type it all out!
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#22
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thats not as bad as when people take all the extra time to TyPe LiK dIs, U kNo?
that and the to too two, their there they're, thing really bothers me.

Amen. I can somewhat understand the "u" talk because communications are essentially moving towards the goal of simplicity, despite how stupid it looks.
#23
It doesn't bother me. I shorten words when I'm doing text messages at the weekend after I've had a few, it's almost essential.
#24
Quote by sobeisbull
hence, the decline of the english language. its like not using question marks when you should (got you there). just kidding (good example there), but you raise a good point, and people shouldn't depend on the internet for talking and socialising either.



Just from that post there I counted missing capital letters, mis-placed commas and improper parenthesis.

Were you trying to make some sort of point? :p
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#25
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Amen. I can somewhat understand the "u" talk because communications are essentially moving towards the goal of simplicity, despite how stupid it looks.

Indeed. I read somewhere that eventually all words will probably be replaced with phonetic spellings. So, I wud b ryting sumwat lyk this in th fyoochur. It's pretty mind-boggling, because I can't see that being simpler than just writing normally.

But yeah, internet slang doesn't bother me much as long as people don't start using it to replace words in everyday conversational context.
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Indeed. I read somewhere that eventually all words will probably be replaced with phonetic spellings. So, I wud b ryting sumwat lyk this in th fyoochur. It's pretty mind-boggling, because I can't see that being simpler than just writing normally.

But yeah, internet slang doesn't bother me much as long as people don't start using it to replace words in everyday conversational context.

Yeah, and with the decline in writing comes a decline in the arts. We have already witnessed this. Music hardly requires any understanding or real talent to get legions of fans. Poetry has also declined. Look at the way Shakespeare wrote compared to today's poets and playwrights.
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Yeah, and with the decline in writing comes a decline in the arts. We have already witnessed this. Music hardly requires any understanding or real talent to get legions of fans. Poetry has also declined. Look at the way Shakespeare wrote compared to today's poets and playwrights.


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Not that we would ever be elitists or make unjust value judgements in art...

Not necessarily being elitist, I'm just saying that the standards have been greatly decreased.
#29
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Not necessarily being elitist, I'm just saying that the standards have been greatly decreased.



That idea that standards are lower now (and thusly art is "worse") is an elitists value judgment!

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Not necessarily being elitist, I'm just saying that the standards have been greatly decreased.



Read some Seamus Heaney, good poets are still good poets, song writers in Shakespeare's day were just bawdy rabble rousers, we have people like Dylan, Neil Young, Thom Yorke. OK they may not reference early Greek mythology as much as the Bard but the message is still put across in an often orgasmically good way. I think I'll stick to the current crop of artists.
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#31
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Read some Seamus Heaney, good poets are still good poets, song writers in Shakespeare's day were just bawdy rabble rousers, we have people like Dylan, Neil Young, Thom Yorke. OK they may not reference early Greek mythology as much as the Bard but the message is still put across in an often orgasmically good way. I think I'll stick to the current crop of artists.

I'm not talking about the context at all, I'm talking about the language.

I'm not saying there aren't any great poets today, I'm saying that today's writing is vastly different from those times.
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I'm not talking about the context at all, I'm talking about the language.

I'm not saying there aren't any great poets today, I'm saying that today's writing is vastly different from those times.



Well most of the writing of those times would be considered terrible grammar, or a pretentious wanker looking for an almighty beating.
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#35
my ENGLISH teacher actually writes @ on the board instead of at. ironic because shes an english teacher and stupid because i think it actually takes longer to write @ than at so i dont see the point.
#36
I don't like stupid people who use acronyms or abbreviations but i don't might it as much when they arn't as stupid, but still if you want anyone to listen to you or take you serious you have to spell correctly.