Ok people use these cut down versions of sentences, im having trouble understanding alot of them now.
Since i was a geek a few year ago, there seems as though there has been an explosion of geeks that shorten all these sentences down.
Someone explain some of the big ones, dunno any off the top of my head but just post a few so i kind of get the drift lol!
A Confused David :p
Erm like WTF? and FYI, those kind of things. lol
Well WTF means
i am not sure what FYI means but i am sure my friend google will tell you.
Yeah, but its the longer ones i really dont get. I saw a message someone sent my sister the other day on the phone, it was the whole message shortened down by just letters, quite amazing really. Is it an actual new language now, lol.
I seriously suggest you google the topic of "text language".
FYI means "for your information". Otherwise, their are plenty of online internet lingo dictionaries. Or just ask if you think of another specific one ;)
Most that are used in normal IM conversations doesn't really require any brainpower to deduce its meaning when given the context it's used in. There are, what I would call, exaggerations, of course, but, yeah, I usually don't talk a lot to people who use lots of abbreviations as I find it annoying. I also see people who don't spell correctly (minor deviations are acceptable, but punctuation, comma, grammar, spelling and correct use of capital letters are what I consider a must for anyone out of elementary school -- it's not "faster" to write 'normally', as I can probably write the way I do now faster than most of the ones who use abbreviations) as less intelligent than someone who uses proper spelling. Also, the level of eloquency employed by one when it comes to conveying one's thoughts is also an important aspect (for me, anyhow) in the process of forming an opinion of someone.
The better a person is to articulate himself, the more sophisticated/intellectual he will seem. While ordinary abbreviations are acceptable if used as a supplement to decent linguistic skills, but if an entire sentence is constructed of merely a pile of abbreviations, the end result doesn't look.. very good. Nor will a conversation with said individual be very tempting.
lol, gd lck w/ tht 1. I dnt no hlf teh wrds m/slf.
...yeah, I just made up all that crap, I don't really know any of this prepubescent typing lingo either. l33t sp33k or txting or whatever you want to call it. I mean, learn engrish, people!