Do you type like you talk?

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
January 11, 2009 7:51am CST
A long time ago I was e-mailing a friend (co-worker actually) and after a while she told me that I type just like I talk. If I say something slang-ish, I type it slang-ish. She thought it was funny that she could read my conversations and it would sound in her head just like I was there talking with her. I'd do things like "Ya know" instead of "You know" or "Where we goin' for lunch" (although for that one in here I'd say "Where are we goin' for lunch"). So do you type the same words you say, or do you type them gramatically correct? And does it depend on who you are talking to? I mean, in my "professional" e-mails and such I tend to be pretty formal, although with people I know I do get a little less formal, although not slang.
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• United States
12 Jan 09
I try not to type like I talk but I am finding when I am here telling a story I type like I talk.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I know a lot of people use these forums as a way of actually practicing their writing and grammar. Nah, not me!
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• United States
14 Jan 09
I think we are to laid back for that. We are who we are and take us or leave us.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jan 09
No I don't. For one when I type I use LOL a lot.........maybe too much? LOL I'm a voracious reader and I write all the time, so my typing style is very different from my speaking style. People prefer that I 'write/type' to them though because apparently I'm funnier when I type than when I speak! ROFL
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Well, since I haven't heard you speak yet, and you're pretty darned funny in here, I'm going to have to take your word for it :)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
13 Jan 09
I sound like a twelve year old when I talk. People on the phone are always asking to speak to my mother please little girl! ROFL
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jan 09
But, do you get carded when you go out to have drink? Now, that would be cool!
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@suzzy3 (8352)
12 Jan 09
Yes I like to talk about to anyone who will listen.I have had long converations with people at bus stops they say all about their kids,where they go to school what food they like and if they are bedwetters as I am a mature mum {fifty one} with the youngest just fifteen.I love it giving support to mums or dads and telling them it won't last forever if they are having a particular problem with their kids.My friend seek me out to help them,sometimes pointing them in the right direction normally to the doctors and let them know they are not failing ,everybody has these problems with kids at some time or another and not to worry.Like they say you have been through it all and you managed so well,but I tell them I had to suffer to and it is not easy but you do come through it.Then I meet old people who like to talk about their husbands operation and they are going to see them in hospital ect about their dogs and pets.Sometimes there is a teenager there and they talk about their boyfriends or what ever.Most people like a chat and it passes the time. I had a good chat with a check out woman the other day and she told me she had started a new life without her miserable exhusband and was having good time and enjoying life now.I tend to be the same with who ever I talk to and I must have a label saying talk to me on my forhead but not minding at all like I say it makes the journey go quicker and like they say talk to a stranger and get someone else's view.As for slang I suppose we do it is an intergral part of our language.Thanks for letting me talk I have enjoyed it.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
13 Jan 09
No wonder you fit in so well here!!!
@suzzy3 (8352)
13 Jan 09
I will take that as a compliment.xxx
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Hey reiny! I sometimes type the way I talk, but it does depend on who I am talking to! If I am talking to someone on an IM then I will use slang and text. If I am typing in an email I might do the same. If I am typing here I sometimes will be just a little bit more formal then if I was talking. I will type out more of the words then I would speak. Kind of like you described. Every once in awhile I will forget where I am and the shorter and slang version might come through though and I will type like I speak on here too!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jan 09
In other words our darling Opal has so many forms of self expression she confuses herself! LOL (just kidding, don't hit me!lol)
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
13 Jan 09
In here, I'm about as close to the real me as it gets, language and all! I do "formal it up a bit" when I'm at work - with clients and all, not the co-workers so much. spark - you're too funny!
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
17 Jan 09
No, not all the time. For example, around my husband I may talk a little slang-ish at times, but I'm usually just joking around with him. But with most other people I talk like I type. I'm not really into talking slang. I prefer to speak proper English, American style.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I take a lot of "short-cuts" with my words and I tend to type that way too. I know proper English and use it most of the time - at work and stuff. Usually when I'm typing on the internet though, it's my fun time, time to let my hair down so to speak :)
• India
14 Jan 09
Yup i also do the same thing..i type as if i talk to someone in english and the thing is that i type in the same speed as i talk to people..sometimes in replying i do make mistakes and during speaking i do have the loss of words and that makes me ashamed since i feel that i'm not that good in this language and even though english is my secondary language i'm best in english more than Tamil which is of course my mother tongue..In mylot i have not used words that i use in my day to day life since they would cut the post stating the guideline violation... Happy Mylotting
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jan 09
That's pretty cool. I figured you'd try to be more formal with the language when using a second language. This is good for you because then you can have actual conversations in English :) Great job!
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
im like that, i type like i talk but to few people i know,to some networking sites that i was being known by my social networking friends and to my frieds via text message or email..lol... but i can talk that formal depends to the people i am having a conversation with... happy mylotting!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Yup, it depends on the situation and who you're talking to :)
@hildas (3031)
12 Jan 09
Most of the time I type like I talk. I love answering good discussions on here as I just type exactly how I am thinking inside. If I am answering an important or buisness email. I try to be a little more polite and choose better words and things in my sentences.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Oh yeah, business correspondence is more formal, although I do relax it a bit for those I am more friendly with. I would never type "yeah" in a businesss e-mail, it would always be "yes". But, in here, it's all me, so that's the language you get too!