This IRKS the hell out of me. Drives me nutsy...

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WildThing121675

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Why do people HAVE to use text language when they talk to people? I find it annoying and stupid. I can't figure out half of what they mean. pwnd, for example is one phrase I WILL NEVER FIGURE OUT.

Why do people use it? I mean I admit I use some like LOL, and BRB, but that's about it. Why not just USE language as it is meant to be. Sorry, I am a bit behind on slangs and stuff, and it annoys me a bit.

I think the reason it annoys me so much is because I am a writer, and I've always taken pride in that.

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I can tolerate most chatspeak. But this... this... THIS... is just unacceptable:

some random guy said:
now i just r3ad all th3se comm3nts and now all yall papis talkin all this extra crap yall got wash3d and yall no who i am holla at your boi if yall wanna g3t crazzzi chu digg y3a y3a
Who on God's green Earth writes like that? <_<
 

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you know what irks me? People that make threads whining about the way people speak if you don't like don't talk to that person.

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Why do people HAVE to use text language when they talk to people? I find it annoying and stupid. I can't figure out half of what they mean. pwnd, for example is one phrase I WILL NEVER FIGURE OUT.
Pwned is gaming speak not really text speak. It is based off of owned and means that you have dominated that person.

Why do people use it? I mean I admit I use some like LOL, and BRB, but that's about it. Why not just USE language as it is meant to be. Sorry, I am a bit behind on slangs and stuff, and it annoys me a bit.
You sir are a hypocrite you make a thread saying it irks you then proceed to say oh well i use it....just not as much.(no offense but it seems to me you only don't like it because you don't understand because you are behind. WOuld it really be that hard to figure it out)
I think the reason it annoys me so much is because I am a writer, and I've always taken pride in that.

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See top of my post.
 
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Sorry; I got annoyed when someone was using that pwnd thing, and I admit I am also tired of text language.

If people flame me, so be it. I was just frustrated. I just don't understand the whole text language thing and well, it does annoy me a lot. I had to vent. Flame if you wish, I just don't care, because life is too short to worry about what people think.

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I admit to using "lol" sometimes. But only when something is funny, but not funny enough to laugh about. It's more of an alternative response to "That's ironic!"
 

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Sorry; I got annoyed when someone was using that pwnd thing, and I admit I am also tired of text language.

If people flame me, so be it. I was just frustrated. I just don't understand the whole text language thing and well, it does annoy me a lot. I had to vent. Flame if you wish, I just don't care, because life is too short to worry about what people think.

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That wasn't a flame I simply stated a contrasting opion to your own. (and explained pwned)
 

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I guess you need this if you come across it again: The AOLer Translator
ITS MOR3 LIEKLEY W3D NED TEH OPOSIET TRANSLA2R.!11!1!1!1!!!1!1 OMG WTF ALTHOUGH I DONT KNOW IF IT AXISTS!!!11!1 OMG WTF

automatically translated from:
It's more likely we'd need the "opposite" translator... although I don't know if it exists!

(that page is quite funny indeed) :D
 

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I don't mind the occasional LOL or BRB...it's the people who use actual 'txt spk' in the forums that bothers me most.

"hi h r u im f9 cu l8r" is just not acceptable to me!

Sure I can understand it...but this is not an SMS...put a little effort into it! I don't even talk like that in an SMS! I type out every word (sure it means some of my messages are 2 or 3 messages long, but better that than being misunderstood!).
 

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I totally cannot understand why people use text talk. It drives me mad.

Or should I say :

I 2TALY CANOT UND3RSTAND Y P3OPLE UES TAXT TOK!1!!!!!! OMG WTF LOL IT DRIEVS ME MAD!111!!1

(AOL transalator is epic. srsly liek.)
 

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First of all, I find that Translator to be hilarious. I will have a new toy online for weeks...
Though to be truthful, I do have to say to those of us that do not use such typing style it is problematic. I have to say I have a few peeves with people’s use of the English Language. And after people confusing the pronunciation of ASK with AXE, text speech is next on the list.
I dose not make me mad, it makes me sadder then I can say. I know I have issues with spelling being dyslexic, but for people to give up trying as a culture it beyond understanding. It has gotten to the people that people SPEAK in this manner, not only type.
Once again Technology has made us lazy. We are one step closer to a population that looks like Idiocracy.
 

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lemme axe u sumfen, yus muh dowg raight? yus mah dawg, ey mayn ey mayn, lemme git a kupl buks offa yu, yanow? cupa dollauz. - every black man i've ever met.

i think the above is the root of the evil, with black culture being cool and commercial, it has naturally translated (some of it lost) into the geek culture.
 
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lemme axe u sumfen, yus muh dowg raight? yus mah dawg, ey mayn ey mayn, lemme git a kupl buks offa yu, yanow? cupa dollauz. - every black man i've ever met.

i think the above is the root of the evil, with black culture being cool and commercial, it has naturally translated (some of it lost) into the geek culture.
That was sort of... very... racist...
 

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I rarely use Internet speak as it just takes too long for me to translate it to a point where i can understand it. It is funny to listen to when you actually say it out loud. The sad thing is that all this bad internet speak is only going to get worse.
 

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What made me write this was, someone over at ABY instant messengered me, and well he was using a combination of baby talk and text talk. Sorry but I DO NOT speak text-talk. I find it to be one of the reasons why America will become a third-world country within the next 30 years.

I will only use BRB, or LOL cause of the fact others use that, but stupid slangs like pwnd, and omg, and others... SHUDDER. And many wonder why American children are so bad in school. Look at the text-culture.

It's a stupid thing really. I'm a writer, yeah. I chose that path.

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Now this is really annoying! I am not even sure if it is supposed to mean something.

Acronyms do not bother me, but chat, text, and "l33t" speak really annoy me. FBI, CIA, FHP, LOL, PCS, etc. is fine. If it requires special knowledge that the reader probably does not have, it is best to spell it out.
 
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