should personalised abbreviations be used in public writings?
May 29, 2007 3:31am CST
I came across a discussion someone posted and i wanted to respond to it when i saw the heading but when i tried to read the whole writing to understand it, the abbreviations i made it difficult for me to understand what that persons posted. should such own abbreviations be used, can you get your message across? what is your idea? i know there is freedom of expression but how do we get what we want others to know across?
• United States
29 May 07
Well if the writer wants people to respond and they are using jargon/slang/abbreviated terms that no one else knows, then they will not get any or few responses. I on the other hand prefer that they use the fuller terms because then I am able to respond accordingly. I probably would not answer the discussion if I was not able to understand it.