At least i try to speak as much as i can a corect English....but...

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
May 16, 2009 1:39pm CST
What do you think about who use a "chat" language? I will be honest, and i will say that even i chat sometimes, i try to use "long" words, not u(you) or bcs.(because)...if i learn i want learn corectly.. Just i ask myself, peoples from USA or UK, use to speak with this short words? i am just curios, ..i ask about day by day life, when they must to write .
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9 responses
• India
16 May 09
Hi. To me chating with someone on internet is a different preposition from an examination hall where you have to be correct. I enjoy using short, understandable terms while chating and it saves time as well.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
16 May 09
yes, is a different language
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• United States
16 May 09
Hi, Ice! MyLot is good practice, and your English isn't at all bad. People who use texting or chat English are either too lazy to spell the words or trying to seem "cool", but they just come across as foolish. Communication in English isn't easy, since it's such an irregular language, made up of bits of all languages. I admire your efforts and improvements.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
16 May 09
Thank you teacher, i am sure that you help a lot of people to learn English better
• United States
25 May 09
Appreciate the BR, friend!
• Philippines
16 May 09
When I chat I prefer to use short words. Its more easy to use than type the whole word. I think its okay as long us it is understandable by the person you're chatting to. Specailly if you're chatting with many its much easier and faster to do.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
17 May 09
i don t chat to much, but i saw that peoples who chat a lot use this short words..i don t know if here is allow to write like this..
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
16 May 09
i don't know any of the chat words you are talking about i am new to all of this and i am old too.lol is all i know.When i text with my phone i wish i knew some .it takes me for every to text some one.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
17 May 09
hi...are many words...u=you...
@aikhong (662)
• Malaysia
17 May 09
Ya, for me, i'll still prefer to use proper language but not chat language to write and to chat. We can see that there're so many types of short form people created to ease the chatting process, which i also do not know some of them. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense to me. How come that word also can be short-formed?Haha, i'll just laugh. Usually i'll use proper and 'long' words too while chatting online. It's just in case my friend willl not understand it if i use those chatting language, and perhaps it's already my habit to use proper words,haha.
@Archie0 (4669)
17 May 09
Well even i chat and i totally use chat language while toking to my friends.But when it comes to professional or say when i am on mylot, i never use any short forms to write down, i use all the original language and proper grammer as far as i know and correct. But sometimes i tend to make some few mistakes but i think thta is valid.
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
17 May 09
Speaking correct English is not difficult. Using correct English while chattin gis also not difficult. But it seems it has become a habit with people to use all sorts of short forms while chatting. They do this in order to do it fast. But by doing so, they ruin their English. I am always very careful while chatting. I do not use short forms. I type whole letters, however long they are.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
17 May 09
I think the shorten words usually use when we typing an sms. As we know that an sms is worth for 160 characters per sms. So we need to save as many as single character but type it as clear as full meaning. The use of shorten words or characters is strongly influenced by sms typing. It just about a habit. Not only in english, i think other languages also have the same problem. But since english is an international language, so we can use it as orientation. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@playapal (894)
• United States
16 May 09
I can honestly say that I don't use a lot of chat English, it just looks a little silly to me. My mother was an English teacher and she is appalled by the whole thing. However......I don't chat or text a lot, I'm older and prefer to use email or talk on the phone, maybe if I chatted all the time I would use the shorter versions of words for speed. By the way, your English is very good, and I would advise you to learn the correct spellings first before you try chat talk.