Do you understand all the internet languages?

China
April 22, 2013 1:26am CST
Nowadays,as the internet has been developing fast,more and more new things come up into our daily life.The day before I made a new friend online,who was a young boy.I found myself too "old" to understand one of the sentences that he wrote to me,though I was just more than thirty years old. I told my wife about this,and she laughed aloud and "translate" the sentence into the sentence that I could understand.The primary sentence that my online fiend wrote was:" u r my good friend.So I will tell you something about my gf."And after my wife translated,I undestood that "u" stood for "you","r" meant "are",and "gf"just was "girlfriend". My wife said I had been out of the modern internet style,though I had been online all the time. Then guys,do you use some internet jargons?Can you understand all online slangs?
8 responses
@Deepak2J (1178)
• India
22 Apr 13
I can understand most of them, but not all.
• China
1 May 13
In most cases, I can guess its meaning based on its context. So it is not a big deal for me to understand this kind of "jargon". lol
@williamjisir (22820)
• China
1 May 13
I understand what the boy wrote to you in the simplified words. I am old, but I also do the same sometimes when chatting with my friends online. For example, it's all 4 u, meaning it is all for you. Interesting, huh?
@airasheila (5454)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
hi there, with regard to your post, i can't really say that i am already familiar with those internet words though i am working and doing online jobs. hence, internet terms keeps on changing. surprisingly, you will feel outdated sometimes even you keep yourself equipped with those new gadgets and technologies around you.
@vexxus (712)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
Back in the early stages of SMS or chatting, as far as i remember, the characters you can type in one message is very limited, thus, they make shortcuts so they can type more characters and send longer messages , you can type at least 160 characters or letters, the use of shortcut words to form a sentence is very convenient in sending message.
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
Well, I'm 16, and at first I really didn't know what all the shortcuts stood for, but after a while I figured them out. I still don't know all of them, though. Once in a while I use some of them when I'm in a hurry or if there's a limit to the number of characters you can type, but those times are very rare. I like using language properly.
@emily7339 (1338)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 13
I have learnt a lot of internet jargons over the years from my children and friends. However, I am still in the learning process . It is very useful especially we could type the message faster !
@beamer88 (4261)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I know how you feel. Internet language is constantly evolving. A lot of jargon keeps appearing one after the other. And when you get the hang of it, a new one is being used already. If we're seldom online, we usually have a lot of catching up to do in terms of understanding and using online-speak.
@pals101 (2010)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
I believe this kind of words started when chatting was introduced to the world. In order for faster chatting, people simplify the words to make it more faster to type rather than the long words. Also, this are also apply in sending SMS text messages on cellphones. Younger generation today developed ways on how to understand them fully. I agree with you wife you have been off to much away from the latest on the internet. It's time you come back and focus more.. -Happy Mylotting-