Annoying internet typing

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    Jun 23, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    I got an e-mail from a guy here it was like:

    "Ohh. That's kool. I like a lot of different typez. I like hip hop. Dubstep. Some rock. And rap n pop. And I like latin music. And k-pop. Can u dance?"

    I mean, really, haven't you ever heard about commas, connectors... Sounds like my 6yo little cousin!

    What do you guys have to say about it?
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    Jun 23, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    that's still ok ,now look at the internet typing in my country , you will be scared ...
    I'll translate it to English. ...

    "h3y , I tkjnk tk4t is jUst 4 h4nds0m3 gUy , h3 4lw4ys smil3 2 me ... omg how sw33t !!! "

    they place the letter "h" to be "k" and etc , I dont know why teenagers in my country are so silly when using that.

    and this is just ... super teencode ...
    +R4!'' +!l/l l4lll+l. lll+l!_!*ll9 l<0 l<4^ll` l+lO*! 4^l/l'' +)o^! (l+l4^ll ll4`y +)!_!? $!_!*('' +!_!*. +)!_!*ll9'' L3^l

    the line above is written from ".trái tim anh nhưng không cần hơi ấm đôi chân này đủ sức tự đứng lên" ...
    meaning : "my heart doesnt need the warmness , I can stand on my own feet"
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    Jun 23, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    I agree, but then, just about anyone over the age of 25 is likely to agree with you on that.
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    Jun 23, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    haha maybe you're right, but I'm 18 and still think it's annoying.
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    Jun 23, 2012 12:49 PM GMT
    jakegi saidhaha maybe you're right, but I'm 18 and still think it's annoying.


    Then it seems you have maturity beyond your years.
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    It's a little irritating, but not a dealbreaker. For me, every now and then a guy gets the hint that I respond using only proper English and he will lighten up.

    For some reason I tolerate it better if I meet the person IRL before I learn of their texting habits.
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    OMG LMAO!

    (written with irony)
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    jakegi saidI got an e-mail from a guy here it was like:

    "Ohh. That's kool. I like a lot of different typez. I like hip hop. Dubstep. Some rock. And rap n pop. And I like latin music. And k-pop. Can u dance?"

    I mean, really, haven't you ever heard about commas, connectors... Sounds like my 6yo little cousin!

    What do you guys have to say about it?


    It's one thing to not use proper punctuation when texting. (The syntax of the message is never alright.) It's another thing to have that happen in an email. If the guy isn't willing to put in the effort to send me a readable message, I'm not willing to respond. It's very possible he's a nice guy, but I doubt we'd have much in common.

    Delete.
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    Kids today are mush inside and out. Go to a retail store and ask for help about a product they should know about. They'll look at you with that dumb, albeit self-righteous expression that they know everything, but they don't. Read articles on CNN and other news organizations and you will find grammar errors and words left out all the time. Probably written by 24-yo interns who think they're something.

    Also smart phones are truly destroying people. Kills their attention spans.
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    Lo interezante sk lo mizmo zusede en ezpanyol tanvien xk s maz fasil azin, wey.

    (Spanish really isn't any better lol)
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    The damage that regular texting does to conventional spelling, grammar and punctuation is well known. Plus that e-mail may have been sent from a mobile device, the author's full keyboard skills within an acceptable range. Even at 63 I wouldn't "write" the guy off on that evidence alone (instead I'd reject him for his presumed young age, even if he made his living as a magazine editor).
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    "Ohh. That's kool. I like a lot of different typez. I like hip hop. Dubstep. Some rock. And rap n pop. And I like latin music. And k-pop. Can u dance?"

    I find it very interesting.

    First, I notice he has thrown away some of our archaic spelling. Using the consistently hard K in place of erratic C.

    Our English alphabet has 3 letters that can express the hard K sound: K, Q, and C. We got our alphabet from Latin. The Romans adopted their alphabet from the Etruscans. The Etruscans got the alphabet from the Greeks. But the Etruscans didnt have a G sound in their language and the third letter in the greek alphabet was G or Gamma. The Etruscans did have a lot of K sounds in their language, so they took away the G sound of gamma and gave it a K sound. When the Romans got the alphabet, it had all these K sounds in it. But Latin has a G sound. The Romans left the letters with the sounds the Etruscans had given them, but invented a new letter with the G sound....G. Notice G is a C with a little gamma hooked on it to indicate that this is the C that is to be pronounced like a gamma or G.

    And he attempts to use Z in place of S for when S really has a Z sound. (Actually, he fails in "typez" The final S in "types" really has an S sound.)

    Modernizing English spelling is a perennial topic of discussion.


    The sentence you quoted has a natural rhythm from a list. Since he has rejected conventional grammatical style, his writing expresses this natural rhythm. He has a series of musics to list.

    "I like hip hop. Dubstep. Some rock. And rap n pop. And I like latin music. And k-pop."

    He gets started in the rhythm with "hip hop. Dubstep. Some rock. And rap n pop." Then the natural rhythm of his list really kicks-in with "And rap n pop. And I like latin music. And k-pop." The "Ands" really punch up the cadence of the rhythm. It has an effect similar to what we feel when we see a series of arches with its repetition.

    arches34.png


    The rhythm is somewhat spoiled by "I like" in "And I like latin music." But he was just writing an informal email and didnt go back and polish it.
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    Jun 23, 2012 1:51 PM GMT
    The really annoying part is when that kind of type comes from someone over 30 that knows better and is trying to be cute. Well it's not.
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    Jun 23, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    rondan saidThe really annoying part is when that kind of type comes from someone over 30 that knows better and is trying to be cute. Well it's not.

    You might think it's oysters, but it's not.
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    Jun 23, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said

    Modernizing English spelling is a perennial topic of discussion.


    Very true. I enjoyed this recent BBC radio programme on 'textspeak':

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dtvk3
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    Jun 23, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    It gives me (dis)comfort knowing that young Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, Irish, and Canadians write textspeak just as badly as Americans.
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    as long as i can understand the msg, who the eff cares? have u ever read Joyce? Karouac? that's some messed up English.
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    pocketnicoIt gives me (dis)comfort knowing that young Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, Irish, and Canadians write textspeak just as badly as Americans.


    Don't worry, the youth of the Netherlands and Scandinavia will still be there to perform their traditional role as guardians of the English language.
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    Jun 23, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    Tits or GTFO





    *is executed for demanding tits on a gay site*
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    Jun 23, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    rondan saidThe really annoying part is when that kind of type comes from someone over 30 that knows better and is trying to be cute. Well it's not.

    You might think it's oysters, but it's not.



    Huh? Not sure what you mean. icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 24, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidIt gives me (dis)comfort knowing that young Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, Irish, and Canadians write textspeak just as badly as Americans.


    I guess on some level its at least good to know they can all understand each other
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    Jun 24, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidarches34.png


    The rhythm is somewhat spoiled by "I like" in "And I like latin music." But he was just writing an informal email and didnt go back and polish it.
    I'd like to see the entire building those arches are/could be connected to; and want to know what genres you listen to Caslon. icon_cool.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif
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    Jun 24, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    rondan said
    Caslon19000 said
    rondan saidThe really annoying part is when that kind of type comes from someone over 30 that knows better and is trying to be cute. Well it's not.

    You might think it's oysters, but it's not.



    Huh? Not sure what you mean. icon_redface.gif

    hmmmm....It's hard to convey the joke over the interwebs. Maybe if you try saying it....really fast....kinda like:
    Youmightthinkit'soysters, but it'snot.

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    Jun 24, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
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    Jun 24, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    I wouldn't continue a conversation with someone who used the word "kool." Even once.

    Almost as bad is the overuse of LOL, as in "Hey handsome! I'm from Michigan too LOL," or "That was fun! We'll have to do it again LOL." You know, when there's literally zero chance that the guy is laughing.