Rant: txt speak 43 replies

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Dude in a box

Doesn't actually own a box

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#1 12 years ago

Blimey I didn't realise that any forums had this bad text speak, I hate the thing it really drives me up the wall when people speak in text speak on a forum, in a chat room i can understand but on a forum why bother, it's not like you're in a rush to post something so just slow down and use decent spelling and grammar it really drives me up the wall...rant over :)

-DIAB




Mast3rofPuppets VIP Member

08'aIgnorance is not an excuse

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#2 12 years ago

I couldn't agree more. Why type "u" and look like a 'tard when you just can add 2 letters? It takes like a half second, max. I can't say that there's so much of it here at GF though.




Cap'n Rommel

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#3 12 years ago

I cant make up for the spelling (for us non english), but yes its crap to decryp all the: hey u r a....




Tas

Serious business brigade

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#4 12 years ago

Its annoying, but its better for your mood to just make fun of people like that instead of hating them. I do wish this forum banned people for doing it tho. ;)




Johnny Mullet

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#5 12 years ago

It is against the rules on my forum :)

If you cannot type plain English, then don't type at all.




Griffin_NL

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#6 12 years ago

Yeah, it is pretty annoying, and makes you look like an idiot. That's mostly why I (atleast) try to make correct sentences and stuff.

Irwin RommelI cant make up for the spelling (for us non english

Yeah, I don't really mind if people who aren't native (english) speakers make some mistakes, but somehow it's seems like it's the natives speaking their 'slang'. (Not everybody of course, but the few who do it at GF seem to be English).

It's funny do though in the Spam Forum. It's pretty populair there :p.




AzH

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#7 12 years ago

no i h8 txt speek 2. ppl need 2 put mor efort in2 ther posts.




DnC

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#8 12 years ago
AzHppl need 2 put mor efort in2 ther posts.

i dont fink peeps rely need 2 put efort in2 ther posts coz its jst typin. its not like flyin a plane or anyfin.




AzH

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#9 12 years ago

No, but people need to be understood. Otherwise, they might as well not bother.




deathwarder

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#10 12 years ago

Yeah, I hate improper english, like when people call asking for me, I say "It is I" because that is proper