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#1 13 years ago

A quick question here: If somebody were to phone text you a very personal/meaningful message, would you find it at all insulting that they didn't bother to take the time to capatolize your name? (Keeping in mind that this text was suposed to be a very serious topic and from a female) I recently had this happen to me and honestly I was a little hurt that they would take so little thought as to skim over my name. I always make it a point to capatolize the name of anyone I care about when I email/text them... especially when the message is somehow special. It just shows respect and caring. What do you think??? sad%20%28frown%29.gif




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#2 13 years ago

no, i wouldn't. it's a text message, not a letter. what should bother you is that if it was such a serious message, it was delivered over phone and not face-to-face.




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#3 13 years ago

Of course not, i don't find anything bad or wrong abotu not capitalizing your name. For one, its too much of a pain on a phone anyway, mostly because you can only get a capital after a period, not just having your name in a sentence. Yes, it does show respect, but its one of those moral things that isn't really necessary, kind of like not capitalizing God or Earth (god, earth). its nothing to worry about, you'll be fine. ;) Edit: and apparently dread moved it because i went into the pub and couldn't find it. :p Edit 2: wee! i'm going insane then. :p




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#4 13 years ago

(i didn't move it)




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#5 13 years ago

I guess so... But the message just looked like a monkey wrote it in about 2 seconds. My feelings are that A) It is inappropriate to send an important message via text, which is fairly imformal and B) That if you ARE going to do it over text that you should at LEAST try to spell things half-correctly and use punctuation and caps. I guess theres no good way to deliver bad news, but doing a half-assed job over text is just mean.




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#6 13 years ago

Maybe she was pressed for time, i don't know. :clueless: The thing that is insulting is that important things should be told in person or over the phone, not in a text message. However, that's the new trend thing now so i can't really do much about it.




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#7 13 years ago

Yeah, texting IS getting more prominant these days. But there has to be a line drawn somewhere... or else before you know it doctors will be texting you that you have cancer, while they drive in thier Benz to another golf course. it might look something like this "sorrys mr fragger... u got cancer : ( stop by ofice 2morow" and i would NOT be cool with that.




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#8 13 years ago

...you aren't seriously annoyed that she didn't capitalise your nam, are you? 'CAuse that's kinda sad and overanalytical.




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#9 13 years ago

Among other issues...




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#10 13 years ago

Please...*moves on*