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Iguana




msg:3005337
 10:10 am on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am noticing more and more posters who are missing out their vowels (is this something to do with that new fangled phone texting?).

As luck would have it, I bought too many vowels in a recent car boot sale. Please take them and use them, they are free and I don't even want a link back to me when you use them.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ooooooooooooo uuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Tht shld wrk

 

Syzygy




msg:3005343
 10:24 am on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thnxs!

i.o.u...

zCat




msg:3005373
 10:50 am on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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").

Iguana




msg:3005401
 11:18 am on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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)

Nybo




msg:3005406
 11:28 am on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Here are a few more vowels: . In English texts they are mostly changed to something completely different.

Syzygy




msg:3005502
 1:06 pm on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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! :-)

Syzygy

brakthepoet




msg:3005717
 3:37 pm on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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.

zCat




msg:3005771
 4:24 pm on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Regular doses of lexatives should help.

internetheaven




msg:3006909
 10:27 am on Jul 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

How do they sing Old MacDonald without them? There would just be big chunks of silence ...

tbear




msg:3008355
 10:52 pm on Jul 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ow.....
Where's the door?
:)

john_k




msg:3009062
 8:28 am on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3009162
 9:48 am on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

Regular doses of lexatives should help.

LOL!

Brilliant, but trendy, young text usrs probly won't get it. (Did I just say trendy?)

Nybo




msg:3009222
 10:40 am on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

> lexatives

A drug that stimulates evacuation of vowels?

Armande




msg:3017312
 3:03 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3017508
 4:51 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

diarrea

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)

then ...

"Stomach upset".

Armande




msg:3017526
 4:59 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think "the runs" describes the process accurately.

MrStitch




msg:3017701
 7:14 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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!

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