lol ur so kind i thnk ur gr8
Call me old and fuddy duddy (I'm over 30) but I've made it a matter of principle never to reply to posts / mails written in that style on forums / mailing lists such as WW. OK, so no-one spells correctly all the time, but they could at least make the effort. And my experience shows that when other people do reply, the OP often never follows up, even with a brief note of thnx^H^H^H^H thanks
(What particularly irks me is "u" and "ur" in place of "you" and "your").
I do feel I'm becoming a grumpy old man. The thing is I reckon it takes extra effort to learn and use the shorthand. So they must think it is really cool to type like that.
Also, should I include a few y's in my vowel list? (inspired by Syzygy)
Here are a few more vowels: ü æ ä ø ö å. In English texts they are mostly changed to something completely different.
Reminds me of the British comedy duo, The Two Ronnies, and their short comedy sketch "Swedish Made Simple", which involves a customer in dialogue with a waiter in a cafe over the menu. It goes:
F U N E M?
S V F M
F U N E X?
S V F X
O K. U F T?
S V F T
O K M X N T
Simple, but brilliant! :-)
Iguana, I don't think that they're missing vowels, so I'm not sure giving them away will help. I believe these posters are consonated and cannot move their vowels. In severe cases, the poster may not be able to get out much more than a very uncomfortable "mmmmmmmmmmmhhh" or "nnnnnnnnnnnhhh". A regular vowel movement would produce a much more pleasant "aaaaaaaaaaaaaa" or "oooooooooooooooo".
We should all move our vowels at least every day.
Regular doses of lexatives should help.
How do they sing Old MacDonald without them? There would just be big chunks of silence ...
Where's the door?
I always guessed they were just selling them on eBay.
I was going to say more, but after I got done laughing from brakthepoet's very mooving theory, I couldn't remember what it was.
|Regular doses of lexatives should help. |
Brilliant, but trendy, young text usrs probly won't get it. (Did I just say trendy?)
A drug that stimulates evacuation of vowels?
While we're at the subject, I am particularly fond of interpunction too, at the risk of also being considered over the hill (well, I am anyway). I get sooooooo (how's that for vowels?) annoyed when I get an email and it's just one long diarrea of words.
Would it kill them to use a full stop here and there? Would save me the trouble of having to read the message 3 times before I get it.
I think there may be a vowel or two missing here and perhaps a consonant but I can't remember where ;)
Reminds me of the time when I was supervisor and one of the staff was completing a sick note.
In the Reason for Absence column he wrote ...
Dhiarrio... (this was struck out)
Diarheoi... (again struck out)
Dyarrhe... (struck out once more)
I think "the runs" describes the process accurately.
I go out of my way to reply to those types of e'mails and messages.
Cuss 'em out for being so damn dumb. Keep doing it, and eventually they come around.
I think some of that evolved with the whole internet chat/hacker speak thing. What is it again? h4cK3rZ?
Can't remember... I try to block out all the lameness as much as possible.
What I can't stand the most is when people type with EvErY oThEr LeTtEr CaPiToLiZeD. AAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGG!