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I Use Proper Grammar When I Text

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    Omg I Ttly H8 Txt Spk

    I don't want to have to lose I.Q. points trying to read your **** >.<
    FreeHugs330 FreeHugs330 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2011

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    And My Parents Don't

    To me, trying to read butchered English is just adding an extra layer of difficulty into the conversation. For me, text messages are meant to be short, and to the point; if I want a conversation, I'll call. So I use proper grammar whne texting, so as not to allow for any...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 2 Responses May 17, 2009

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    No Other Way

    I can't use "txt spk".  My mother sends me messages that I can barely decipher because she abbreviates everything and uses ridiculous spellings and puts numbers in there randomly to substitute for words... drives me quite nuts.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 2010

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    Always.

    I generally text in complete sentences. I use commas, periods, semicolons, and apostrophes. I never use the accursed "txt spk." I would rather take five minutes to compose a text message than to send something saying "k u wnt 2 go l8r". 'Tis abhorrent.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    Foreign Language

    I use proper words when i text but not necessarily the grammar, primarily because i don't understand text speak and send a sarcastic message back asking them to speak properly. Perhaps it's because i'm tradtional and think a phone should be used for talking.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Oct 6, 2010

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    Maintaining The Human Link

    If everything that we are doing now 'a days is shifting towards being digital based, I think that it is more important now— more than ever— to maintain some sort of civilized human dignity. Sure using proper grammar and spelling in text may take just a little bit longer but...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    I Dnt Txt Spk Bcse I H8 It

    Not only that but I have to use capitals and stuff so I just can't do it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2011

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    I <3 Txt Msg Grmr.

    only in dire situations do i shorten my words. my phone doesn't send a second text message when i pass the 160 mark, so i first cut the apostrophes, then the commas, then if i still exceed that limit, i cut the word's spelling. i die a little everytime i send a text message...
    dearly0beloved dearly0beloved 18-21, F Mar 27, 2010

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    Qwerty Only

    I've never had texting before I got the iPhone and it has a QWERTY keyboard so I always type with proper grammer. I never learned the texting language or the IMing language and still do not.
    shadow1013 shadow1013 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    Why do people sound stupid when they say, "regretted" instead of "regret?" It sounds wrong. Yet, I believe the past tense of text is "texted" and many people will not use that...
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    Yup. Idk why but I cannot stand it. I won't lie though, I don't have the best grammar either. BUT... Please check your grammar before clicking the send button to message me...
    kaylasaurus kaylasaurus 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    It's not like I'm doing it on purpose. Sometimes, okay most of the time I just skim through the text and post it only to find out afterwards I'm in danger of being corrected by...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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