professional writing vs slang

  • bennyboo

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    Sep 14, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    just curious if you guys sumtiems have a problem when you are writing sumthing professional and after reading it over you have a lot of slang like win you txt how words r shorten like how i did in this post......just wanted to c if im the only 1 wit dis problem....icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 14, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    It's pretty rare that it happens to me - I can keep the two styles separate. However, I quite using abbreviated words in text messages, which has helped. I also have people proofread anything professional that is being sent to the public.
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    Sep 14, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    Nope. I always write full words. No txt speak. No slang. Even when I'm instant messaging to friends. The way I see it is, if you're using a regular computer keyboard, there is absolutely no reason to use abbreviations or slang like you do when you're texting someone on a tiny cell phone keypad. For me, I even write out full words when I'm texting someone. I only abbreviate when the word is too long or if I'm running out of characters.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    bennyboo saidjust curious if you guys sumtiems have a problem when you are writing sumthing professional and after reading it over you have a lot of slang like win you txt how words r shorten like how i did in this post......just wanted to c if im the only 1 wit dis problem....icon_smile.gif

    Sorry 'boo. Not a problem. ... icon_rolleyes.gif ... but that's how languages change. Today's txting is tomorrow's standard.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    Caslon15000 said Today's txting is tomorrow's standard.

    Not in professional writing. You can't txt footnotes.
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 15, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    I stopped reading at "sumtiems."
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    TexDef07 said
    Caslon15000 said Today's txting is tomorrow's standard.

    Not in professional writing. You can't txt footnotes.

    Plus if you want to make your 17th sexist comment about Nanci Pelosi, it would come out like this: "O ya? Wll, Ncy Plsi duz Btx, so dere!"

    Since when does an accurate diagnosis of chronic Botox abuse equal sexism? JP, even you would have to concede there's nothing in nature that resembles that face.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    TexDef07 said JP, even you would have to concede there's nothing in nature that resembles that face.



    I feel the same about SB.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    No i never do, I would more likely do the opposite... use a term in spoken language that was borrowed inadvertently from the written language, even though its not supposed to be there
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    TexDef07 said JP, even you would have to concede there's nothing in nature that resembles that face.



    I feel the same about SB.


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