Running Out of Room

@just4him (117490)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 22, 2015 11:43pm CST
I'm getting ready to sign off and go to bed, so if this doesn't make sense, please forgive me. One of the comments I read just now on my post Christmas or Xmas said she used it when she was running out of room. That got me to thinking. What do you do with people's names when you run out of room? Do you make your letters shorter in lieu of room? I remember using whatever white space was available when writing out homework assignments, writing letters, or signing greetings on cards. Of course today we have e-mails instead of letters and text speak instead of talking on the phone. While you're running out of room think about the other person who might not know text speak or all the shortened abbreviations in your e-mails. Typically I don't find a reason to shorten anything, unless I'm editing my novel and that's something you need to do. Just some random thoughts regarding running out of room. Thanks for reading and good night. I will be back tomorrow for a short time before I finish the last of the nine pillows before I finish with stenciling and stuffing and the final seams.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Dec 15
I try to just reword and use shorter words, and only chat speak on IM, or in text messages, for the most part.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jan 16
I can't chat speak. I don't know the lingo.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 Jan 16
@just4him I have learned some things, and some things I have to look up
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt How do you look up chat speak?
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@birjudanak (7246)
• India
24 Dec 15
good night and take care have a nice dream.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
I did have a good night's sleep as this was written a day ago. I expect I'll have another good night's sleep tonight.
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• India
24 Dec 15
@just4him hum then you also get good sleep tonight and you are very happy in this night because tomorrow its Christmas and you will get good gift.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Dec 15
@birjudanak I did get a good yummy gift
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Dec 15
Every once in a while I will abbreviate when I am very tired and don't feel like typing out the words on my phone. I will use "R" instead of are and "U" instead of you. That's about it.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
I can't even bring myself to do that. At least those ones I know.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Dec 15
@just4him I don't like it when someone abbreviates so much and you don't know what they are saying.
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@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
24 Dec 15
Your busy and it was great to read.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
It's been a busy day.
@OreoBrownie (3604)
• Elberton, Georgia
23 Dec 15
I just write smaller if I see I'm going to run out of room.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
I've done the same.
@BelleStarr (38411)
• United States
23 Dec 15
I hope you had a good night's sleep. I know you will have a busy day today.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
It's been a very busy day. I'm close to finishing the pillows.
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@LadyDuck (157954)
• Switzerland
23 Dec 15
I never shorten anything, it's not a nice habit, nobody would have done something like this in the past.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
Nobody did shorten anything back in the day.
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• United States
23 Dec 15
My brother's name was shortened to Christophe when receiving important mail whilst he was alive. The dash comes in handy to make it easier / obvious that you are having to continue with a word on another area of the paper. I'd rather use that than to abbreviate.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
A dash is always handy