You know you're spending too much time online when...

@Canellita (12058)
United States
May 12, 2010 9:09pm CST
If you start using abbreviations for everything, you may be spending too much time online! LOL I just went to type in the web address for associated content to go to the site and instead I typed in AC! This is almost as bad as the time my honey handed me something and I said "TY" instead of thank you! Between the internet and text messaging we are quickly about to lose our vocabulary if we're not careful!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 May 10
yeah, I'm waiting to actually hear someone say "KWIM"
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 May 10
Ok, you're going to have to translate that one for me. I know HAGN, etc., but this one is new to me.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 May 10
You'll have to tell me "HAGN", but "KWIM" is "Know What I Mean?"
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
16 May 10
HAGN= Have a good night. Someone texted me TUB, and I have no idea what that means, lol.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
13 May 10
Hi Canellita, I think we will lose our sanity and vocabulary if we spend a day in Mommaj's cave. By the way, Art has won the contest in Redgage. You can see her name in the list of Contest winner, accessible from the Home page of Redgage. Hope you will be the next one to win! I think Mommaj can win the contest ten years later!
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• United States
13 May 10
Ok, I don't know if it's just me but even when I try to read the message Canellita sent me on RedGage, it says "404 Not Found" so maybe it's my computer? I am afraid to go looking for MommaJ over there.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 May 10
That happened to me with something yesterday but I am not having trouble reading messages so maybe it is just a traffic problem. Congratulations on winning the contest Any! Scheng, I don't think MommaJ will win the contest even if all of her friends get together and promote her links. She is focused on other things.
• Philippines
13 May 10
:) here in the Philippines that's being called as Jejemon language.. you are in the first phase of being a Jejemon..
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 May 10
How do I pronounce the J in Jejemon? Is it like H in English (like hurry) or like G/J (like joy)? And what does the word mean?
• Philippines
14 May 10
its like in Jay.. Jejemons.. lol :)
• Philippines
13 May 10
I sometimes do that. The re are some words that I commonly use so I abbreviate them to make my life easy hehe. Example is TTYL for talk to you later. I only put abbreviations when writing informal messages.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 May 10
It would be kind of funny to create an entire post that was made up of that kind of lingo and at the end tell the reader that if they understood the entire thing they may be spending too much time online and/or texting.
@maezee (34545)
• United States
13 May 10
Too true. Luckily on sites like MyLot, we don't really use too much "internet slang" (or whatever you want to call it). The only thing I tend to do that with is going to be texting. I'm majorly addicted to texting, and doing so fast - which usually requires me to use abbreviated words to keep my speed up.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 May 10
I definitely do it when texting. I will type a letter or number instead of a word such as "R U going 2 the party?" most of the time unless I am sending a message to someone I know who does not understand the shorthand and will text me back a bunch of questions.
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 May 10
Hi C, You are right. But you know what even if i am not spending so much time in the internet...when i prepare my reports i am now getting used to abbreviating words then later on i need to spell it out and realized that i am doing reports and not tex messages hehehehe...weird but true. i am so good in abbreviating words in text messages. life now is so full of shortcuts hehehe.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
16 May 10
When I was younger I didn't have the opportunity to learn secretarial shorthand so I started making up my own for taking notes and sometimes I would go back and have no idea what I meant!
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 May 10
ohhhhh that's funny sad...anyway, make up for it. i know you've mastered it now. as a writer, i know you have all the ways and means to do it the shortcut way. hugs!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
17 May 10
Well now I am fortunate to have a computer to type instead of trying to write long hand and have my fingers keep up with my brain! LOL
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
13 May 10
Life is full of abbreviations. I used to work in political think tanks where the whole thing functioned on abbreviations. We used to have a huge master list of them, dealing with government agencies (NSC = National Security Council) to titles of things (JCS = Joint Chiefs of Staff) to people (POTUS = President of the US). It gets confusing when you step across disciplines, and the same abbreviation can mean two completely different things (MS = wife of, manuscript, Microsoft. I guess it's also kind of an insider's game; if you know the lingo for your discipline you are "in the loop." Using AC is something I do a lot because I get tired of typing it out every time. That's the advantage of companies like Helium that choose shorter names.
• United States
13 May 10
Wow, I did not mean MS is wife of, but rather a female without her marital status identified, of course. Time for me to go to bed!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 May 10
LOL, now we see another effect of too much time in front of the computer! Working with government agencies would drive me nuts even without all of those abbreviations! You are doing so well at Redgage! I am trying to improve my clout status on AC. I posted some already published stuff yesterday to see if it will get better page views and to give the AC decision makers more to review when I apply for featured contributor status.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
31 May 10
I'll still have a vocabulary. I don't text and I seldom use abbreviations. I don't have anyone to text to.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
1 Jun 10
LOL, maybe it's because you live waaaaaay out there where it's hard to get a signal? :-)