I H8 Txt Spk

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    Ugh so annoying, lazy people killing English

    with this stuff... I sometimes can't understand them and its frustrating as an English speaker!!
    stelarring stelarring
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    Its So...

    ...annoying. I hate to see people write like it even during a text message. I always try to write in complete sentences. I have seen people's profiles on here where they write like a text. It bothers me so much that I dont even finish looking at their profile.
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    1 Response Apr 5, 2010
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    3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    Txt Spk

    I can't say I hate to text speak cause I will do it sometimes too.  The thing is sometimes, I try guessing a word, other than that, it is all fine and dandy by me.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Oct 12, 2010

    I Acknowledge The Growing Trend But...

    frankly it makes me feel old    I do think it's cool to see the evolution of language in this form but I'm conflicted on the issue of whether it's a positive or negative development..  Aside from the obvious downward spiral of writing skills is this any more ...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 27, 2010

    Wtf is it all about anyway!

    ! Haha. I was taught and read the Queen's English; That's how I communicate. I'm not knocking others for using txt spk but you won't get it in return (as I don't understand it, or see the point!).
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Grammar Is Dying

    Ugh, I hate text speak. It's slowly killing proper grammar. Kids my age these days don't even know how to spell anymore because of texting and the Internet.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 29, 2013


    When it's not needed and unnecessary and you just do it for the sake of it.
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

    I Just Never Did It

    Since I had my first cell phone and began texting, I have never shortened up the words or used numbers in place of letters. I think people have gotten impersonal enough as it is without shortening a message also!
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    Mar 12, 2011


    I truly h8 txt spk. Sometimes it takes me longer to figure out what someone has meant than it does for me to just pick up the phone and have a conversation with them. Argh!
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Apr 8, 2010


    I know it saves timmmmme. But I think it puts you in a mindset that limits you. Your way of real-life speaking and thinking may change if you do it all the time. Maybe.
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    1 Response Mar 30, 2010

    I Despise It

    Txt spk iz so anyin, aint it?  U cant rlly undrstnd it.  Rlly, cn U?  Imagine tryin 2 read a p8per in dis lingo!  Evn doin dis maks me feel bad & stupid.  Its nt rite.  I can undrstnd it, bt seriosly, is it helpin any1?  Seems LaZ.  Lik...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2010

    Slow To Read

    It seems to take me forever to read text speak, that it hurts my head. Alright, so it's supposed to be efficient, and I'm sure that the more proficient one is at typing it, then it becomes a time saver...but I suppose that I am a little too archaic to put in any effort to learn...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2011
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