I Hate Txt Spk

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    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Nov 8, 2014

    Dont Call Me Duchess

    Call me old fashioned. I dislike text speak. I think the written word is much more attractive when standard language is used. The penchant amongst the young for short forms and acronyms is not only unattractive but can be almost unintelligible to all but the cognoscenti. A...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright
    10 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    Text Speak: Bastardizing The English Language.

    Yay. Thankfully, I am not the only one with this strong dislike for texting language. Is it that difficult for them to use proper spelling and grammar? I find it sad that the English language has been reduced to such a state. Some people have no respect for the language at all...
    macabreprincess macabreprincess
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2012

    I Don't Mind It In Text, But Otherwise...

    If you send me an email or post on a forum, I probably won't read it if it's in text speak.
    karlmartink karlmartink
    36-40, M
    Mar 28, 2012

    Is It Really That Hard To Spell Out The Full Word?

    Oh, nothing can annoy me more than text speak. I am pretty big about correct grammar, and it's like throwing that all away when speaking in a text lingo. Is it that difficult to spell "are" or "you". Oh, how about actually putting the H in "what" or the E in "text"? I mean I...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2011

    Yeah. This Is True.

    I understand the reason for it in certain situations, but not when someone is writing a story, or a letter or anything except a text message on a cell phone, where time and space matter. I do not see the reason some people think it is necessary or even okay, to do it at other...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2012

    A Show Of Class

    The further back you go in time, the more elaborate languages were. It took several lines to simply say hello and show respect to the person who had encountered. "Greetings fair Maiden, it is with a humbled heart that I wish thee a good day." (as an example) As technology became...
    Falcran Falcran
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

    I Hate Txt Spk.

    What else can I say except that I weep for the death of language.
    leprechaunz leprechaunz
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    Y U Nt Spk Lyk D Norml Ppl?! Y?!

    I find it annoying, that's all. And the seven totally precious seconds of your life that you try to save not typing like a normal person, I waste, TRYING to understand what the hell you're on about. It's not a cool situation. -.-
    IntoTheAbyss IntoTheAbyss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2011

    Some of my friends are still in

    that phase. Come on guys were in high school stop. Wtf are you saying? English please!
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    It really ****** me off

    when I read some posts and they abbreviate everything. I get ****** off when I see ppl. It's people not ppl.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    Miss, Idk How to Spl My Own Name

    As a teacher, i had to ban txt spk from all assignments. The kids get upset and say it takes too long to write out the whole word, but they can't even spell out the whole word! We are always in such a hurry and abbreviate everything nowadays. Its gotten so bad that I had a girl...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    It always bugs me when people on the internet

    can't even find the time or patience to write properly! I mean, come on, how hard is it to type some letters that are actually grammatically correct?
    Seblett Seblett
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2014

    Just Another " Hip " Way To Cover Up Bad Spelling.

    I have a tenth grade education and never was good in school anyway. You read any of my post's and you will find some word's spelled incorrectly. That's me !! I get some wrong but not enough to make you have to scratch your head wondering what I said. Now why would I want to do...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    Mar 25, 2012

    I Just Dont Understand

    I know a ton of educated people who love to ask me: wat u doin?, where r u? oh and my new favorite gna. a shortened version of a shortened version of going to. where r u gna go? I hate this.
    nowherewoman nowherewoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2012

    Very Much

    I have no problems with txt spk in general. I mean, who wouldn't want to get the most out of their text message? But here's a couple of scenarios that **** me majorly off. Say a person sends you a message filled with txt spk. If it pushes the letter limit then fine, the dude...
    typeyourname typeyourname
    18-21, M
    Jun 29, 2007

    I used to really love text speak.

    When I was younger I used to shorten everything as much as possible because I found it challenging and fun. I got annoyed with it when i met a close friend of mine who didn't even use it just for shortening. She would unnecessarily misspell words, making them longer at times...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 6, 2015

    As Far As I'm Concerned, If You Can't Write

    You can't read.And you ought to be educated. And you're wasting my god damn time.When people text me like this, I don't text back.I understand using "OMG" and "IDK" we only get 160 characters on most phones so it's okay if you want to shorten your message or make it easier to...
    ClairLowry ClairLowry
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 21, 2011


    I'm alright with txt spk, if you're actually using a cell (mobile) phone. I'm also alright with a typo here or there, or even people not knowing how to spell a word. But I hate it when someone wants to carry on a conversation with me in a chat room or messenger, using txt spk...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677
    Dec 3, 2012


    I'm alright with txt spk, if you're actually using a cell (mobile) phone.  I'm also alright with a typo here or there, or even people not knowing how to spell a word. But I hate it when someone wants to carry on a conversation with me in a chat room or messenger, using...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2007

    No Need To Type Text Speak On Here!

    The idea of shortening words is to save room because texts are limited so that's fine. Just don't do it on here because there's no need and it's bloody annoying! Thanks.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 21, 2011

    Really now. I don't mind

    if you are using text speak when you are actually on your phone, but I despise it when people text speak on the laptop/computer. Like seriously, you have a big keyboard in front of you. Why can't you just write the hole ******* word?
    ArcaneParadise ArcaneParadise
    5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    Frustration With This Language

    This ridiculous typing language makes me wonder about the intelligence of some people. I hate when people text like that and my response to them is "Can you please use appropriate language in text? I doubt you type like this in your class papers."
    deeoneandonly deeoneandonly
    18-21, M
    May 9, 2012

    I Hate Txt Spk.

    I blve txt spk 2 b th strt of th dth of th lang. That would be very sad. I am able to say everything I want; to express feelings, share experiences and many other things. You can't do that with text speak. U cnt do tht wth txt spk. Which sentence makes more sense for you? For me...
    leprechaunz leprechaunz
    56-60, M
    Jun 22, 2012
    Novemberman Novemberman
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014


    It's before not b4. This isn't bingo
    taylorismex3 taylorismex3
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    "text Speak" Is Forbidden In Your Papers

    I take the time to spell out my words in text messages and on paper. So imagine my surprise in my first college level English class, when he hands our papers back and he says to us, "And for future reference, 'text speak' is forbidden in your papers." I think my jaw hit the floor...
    stephybear90 stephybear90
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 24, 2012

    Maybe It's Because Incorrect Spelling Drives Me Nuts

    but it drives me insane... I went out and bought a cell phone with a keyboard just so I could spell correctly when I text people now because it really was driving me crazy... Did you know there is a website to teach you the txt lingo??? I was amazed that someone had the time to...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2008


    Yeah, so I can understand the need for it when using a mobile. But, I also feel that 'Txt spk' is corrupting our language. More and more people are being 'converted' to the ways of 'txt spk'. It annoys me and other people I know. Why can't we leave the 'you' and 'be' as they were...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2007

    It's Moving Into Academia?

    My brother's wife is an English teacher at a major university in the US. She says that a lot of the papers kids turn in these days is littered with this texting dw33bspeak. "R" instead of "are", "U" instead of "you" (my personal pet peeve)...it never ends. This is a very...
    kiuz645 kiuz645
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    Fair Warning

    My mother just got her first smart-device, a Nexus, and I made sure she was set up with a Google Voice account, primarily with the intentions of getting her to start texting and to make her more aware of the services Google provides (I run my life through Google and practically...
    mononoaware mononoaware
    26-30, M
    Oct 16, 2012

    On Here...

    I've come to one conclusion after seeing it so often here... If you use textspeak, you have absolutely nothing I'm even remotely interested in hearing. Odds are, you're also a ******* idiot to boot. Harsh? Maybe. But I also don't cotton well to having my intelligence insulted...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2008

    Cell Phones Are The Worst Invention....in Terms Of Communication

    I remember when cell phones were the THING when I was in High School. Everyone wanted one including me when my best friend at the time, purchased one. Hers was very tiny, looked all sophisticated, sci-fi, and cool and stuff. The very first one I got, was this crappy prepaid dull...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2012

    The experience name bothers me

    so much! I use full sentences for everything.
    SpiffyNinja SpiffyNinja
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    Every once and a while,

    I'll type like this to annoy my friends and they'll do it back. But if you have a laptop or computer, type normally, please! It's annoying when people txt spk on social sites, youtube, etc. Plz dnt txt lyke dis, itz prtty stpd. Lyke totes stahp
    LiliLatte LiliLatte
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 27, 2014

    I Loath Txt Speak.

    I really do loath TXT speak. It ****** me off. I always write properly. I hate it when people use it. What ****** me off even more is people that actually speak the TXT words. For example, instead of laughing they go, 'LOL'. I know a lot of people who do that. God it annoys me.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold
    22-25, M
    Jun 20, 2012


    I write in complete, well-formed sentences. I do not use text speak when sending written correspondence. I do not like text language even for texts. I do not and will not use U for you or R for are. That isn't the way I write.
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    I have to type out all the words.

    Rarley can I use the typical text lingo
    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014


    For one who lives in a non-English speaking country, and learns English not only by listening but also by writing the mostly acceptable form of the language's grammar/sentence, "Txt Spk" is definitely a distraction to achieving that goal. It ruins not only the spelling and the...
    ladyryan ladyryan
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Dec 28, 2011

    Excuse Me While I Claw My Eyes Out.

    It gives me so much pain to see people deliberately misspell words. What was the point of all those spelling tests in school if you're just going to **** all over them now? I get that it'll save you space in a text message. But if what you have to say takes up that much room...
    spektor spektor
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    I prefer to read/talk complete sentences.

    I can not comprehend all the text speak or whatever.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2014
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 12, 2014

    Like Fingernails On A Chalkboard....

    I have a new friend. We met at a dinner party recently, and really hit it off, so we exchanged phone numbers. She's local-ish, and I was super excited since local friends are few and far between for me. The next morning, I get a text from her. Just saying hi, and reinforcing...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    Wat? How Can U Not Liek Readin Thiz?

    I mean seriously, are you THAT lazy you can't atleast attempt to spell correctly? I understand that this is the internet and that everything doesn't have to be spelled exactly right but still, when you're spelling like a 8 year old when you're 16 or 17 then you need to take a...
    JustJessiie JustJessiie
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 10, 2012

    Just please write out your words!

    If your driving you shouldn't even be using your phone anyway. I hate talking to people who won't correct the words text speak got wrong as well.
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015


    Yeah. It makes me mad. Read my recent (but not *most* recent) blog post about this.
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    1 Response Aug 15, 2008

    Nothing More Annoying

    I dont know what it is about people that use text speak that gets me annoyed lol when did text speak become the norm? i feel like people have forgotten how to spell. i had my workers sending me work related emails with text speak and it used to really get me mad. How could i...
    breastlover81 breastlover81
    26-30, M
    15 Responses Nov 14, 2012
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