If it happened
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 09
yes you can always tell how long a person has been on the internet by how they understand and except these abbreviations also i believe a lot of it is used in texting. but you can tell i've been on internet a loooooong time, but i cant text at all my daughter has been trying to show me but i think i'll never learn. i never realised what fat fingers i have before or how slow i push the bottons. somehow it just dont work for me
8 Sep 09
I have friends that I met from playing online games. We have this "guild" where we meet together during events. Of course using short cut words are very normal to us because you need to type very fast in any way while playing the game. So when we met in real life, they way we talk with each other are the same as like when we talk online. And it's really funny, until I got used to it.
8 Sep 09
I wont be surprised and as you have already told because of the addiction to the internet people became used to the shortcut languages and these words find their way in the normal conversations and people are accepting them and they don't find them to be strange because they are used to these kind of words.
21 Nov 10
quite late to catch a quality discussion but better late than never, isn't it? Back to discussion, good one, it is! Well, I use the shortcuts when I am on social networking site and having chats with my friends but I don't remember me using the shortcuts in my professional life. In my official emails or even my sms's to my boss, I have not used them and ofcourse I would feel awkward if my junior uses them with me(althogh there are no juniors there in my office, ha ha ha)
16 Oct 09
I think it's not very far from happening but I guess it would be weird if you did that with emotions like 'lol' why would you say that instead of actually laughing out loud? I'm sure that there will be someone out there who would be protesting the rampant usage of textspeak. LOLZ