internet talk, or "e-slang"
December 31, 2006 1:24am CST
Why do people think it is ok to talk in morse code and short hand online? In emails, IM's, message boards, etc, they use bad spelling, missing letters, and other annoying grammatical errors because they are too lazy to take the extra 15 seconds to type it out correctly. Please tell me, when did this become socially acceptable?
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9 Jan 07
I think it is okay to use shorthand in a setting where everyone is using it. However, if you start a conversation with a new person and they don't understand you, they may be too embarassed to ask you what it means. It may make them feel inferior, which of course would not help with the conversation. I am not saying not to use it, as I use it in certain settings frequently. I use some shorthand at work, and with certain friends I use some online. I commonly use signoff phrases like TTYL or TTYS. Yes it is a lazy thing. As far as grammatical errors, there is no excuse. Just because you are texting or IMing doesn't mean you don't have to use punctuation. as a matter of fact, punctuation helps you get the correct message across.
31 Dec 06
I guess there is two main reasons for this really. First to save that fiften seconds - often i have a lot to say and its just a quicker to get in e-slang! secondly when sending texts i often miss words or the like to make sure that it is under the word limit so it doesn't cost more.
31 Dec 06
The main aim is to communicate here... it is ok to use what ever spelling one chooses if the meaning meant is conveyed... this basically started from the sms services... especially because more info was sent in fewer words... so i think it is absolutely fine to use sht forms as long as the message is understood...