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    I cant understand what you are saying speak english

    Maybe its because I dont like sending texts, never have, I prefer to speak to someone but lately there seems to be a lot of people on here using this text language and I really dont understand it it takes ages to try and read - Lol Cat Language is easier than this!

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    Most people use abit but ive not seen anyone use alot making it hard to read.

    I sometimes use "tho" & "u" but thats about it.

    Any links to the people who are using text speak? We can teach them english might be fun?

    I used to type in text on here and people were like what in gods name are you typing - its my grammer that has got worse from typing as well as my writing i only use like small phrases nowadays like

    LOL - laugh out loud
    WTF - what the ****
    FTW - for the win
    OWNS - the best
    JK- Joking
    G2G - im off
    LMFAO - Laughing me effing bum off

    Heres a link of all text abbreviations

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…age

    I've had 'heated discussions' about this with some people who post in text speak on here. They can never see anything wrong with how they post and frequently claim it's "easier" or "quicker" to post like that, which I think is just nonsense. It would take me far longer to think about spelling things wrong and abbreviations than it would to just type normally in proper English! :?

    Octobergirl I completely agree wiv yous, sometimes hit iz so ard to try an' read an' feel wot peeps iz sayin. I suppose dat's wot makes us british ? Is it coz I is black?

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    snowtiger;2079558

    Octobergirl I completely agree wiv yous, sometimes hit iz so ard to try … Octobergirl I completely agree wiv yous, sometimes hit iz so ard to try an' read an' feel wot peeps iz sayin. I suppose dat's wot makes us british ? Is it coz I is black?



    To which the correct reply is...

    Stfu. :lol: ;-)

    Makes us fecking stupid that's what... Too many chavs

    snowtiger;2079558

    Octobergirl I completely agree wiv yous, sometimes hit iz so ard to try … Octobergirl I completely agree wiv yous, sometimes hit iz so ard to try an' read an' feel wot peeps iz sayin. I suppose dat's wot makes us british ? Is it coz I is black?



    Translation

    I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and conversation, it can be hard in modern day society to conform to the pressures of fitting in for example reading other peoples written word but that is what makes Britannia a great nation - Is it because im dark skinned?

    Oh yer im good

    dandoc2;2079573

    Translation I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and … Translation I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and conversation, it can be hard in modern day society to conform to the pressures of fitting in for example reading other peoples written word but that is what makes Britannia a great nation - Is it because im dark skinned?Oh yer im good



    Haha

    dandoc2;2079573

    Translation I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and … Translation I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and conversation, it can be hard in modern day society to conform to the pressures of fitting in for example reading other peoples written word but that is what makes Britannia a great nation - Is it because im dark skinned?Oh yer im good


    raaaather

    They are just trying to appear clever!

    Predikuesi;2079647

    They are just trying to appear clever!



    I'm going for lazy :thumbsup:

    Predikuesi;2079647

    They are just trying to appear clever!



    im dumb i tried to click appear ha ah i thought it was a link :oops:

    dandoc2;2079696

    im dumb i tried to click appear ha ah i thought it was a link :oops:



    Make that 2 of us!!!!

    Yeah me too just realised it was underlined lol

    suze;2079721

    Make that 2 of us!!!!


    3 of us !!:oops:

    Banned

    ade2j;2079672

    I'm going for lazy :thumbsup:


    me too! Some people would rather save themselves a few seconds and offload the time saved by a factor of hundreds to the people trying to work out what they are saying. I generally skip over anything written in text speak.

    Even worse is when people post a thread asking for advice and leave it to everyone else to try fill in the blanks to what the problem is.

    E.g. my pc crashes wots up? :whistling:

    Haha... Good eg.

    I think its an age thing ;-)

    Yes I agree all the abbreviations do my head in

    what's IMO ?

    saayinla;2079829

    what's IMO ?



    In my opinion

    Predikuesi;2079647

    They are just trying to appear clever!


    .. and me!:oops:
    Completely agree with your post octobergirl.
    Some months back, a good point was made in a similar thread that there is justification in using test-speak in a text - small screen, time consuming and some other good points - which I assumed were relevant, as I never 'text'. There are no such reasons on a forum like this and the outcome of such language mangling is that, as you say, it takes ages to trawl through to find the meaning of what has been 'written'.
    I won't comment on what I often think about the content once I have deciphered it. :whistling:

    chesso;2079888

    .. and me!:oops:Completely agree with your post octobergirl. Some months … .. and me!:oops:Completely agree with your post octobergirl. Some months back, a good point was made in a similar thread that there is justification in using test-speak in a text - small screen, time consuming and some other good points - which I assumed were relevant, as I never 'text'. There are no such reasons on a forum like this and the outcome of such language mangling is that, as you say, it takes ages to trawl through to find the meaning of what has been 'written'. I won't comment on what I often think about the content once I have deciphered it. :whistling:



    QFT :thumbsup:

    Most forums i've been on ban text-speak and they are better for it believe me!

    GoDutchGo;2079821

    I think its an age thing ;-)Yes I agree all the abbreviations do my head … I think its an age thing ;-)Yes I agree all the abbreviations do my head in



    Yes, I agree too, don't see the need for text speak on here it's not as if you are limited to an amount of digits per post.

    suze;2079721

    Make that 2 of us!!!!



    3 :oops:

    lol u gyz r mad or wha! typn lyk dis svs me tym.

    imo, there is a balance to be struck here. An occasional shorthand acronym like my first (in my opinion) and maybe lol (laugh out loud) and a few others are genuine time-savers that most people will pick up quickly and understand. It's when people overuse text-speak for effect and start changing words that it all becomes overly complicated and difficult to read. In this case they are not time-savers, but rather a way of using language to express identity / identification - like the example below (which is being used for humour in this case, but ykwim)

    black gerbil1;2080045

    lol u gyz r mad or wha! typn lyk dis svs me tym.

    black gerbil1;2080045

    lol u gyz r mad or wha! typn lyk dis svs me tym.



    Hate it... Boo

    Banned

    dandoc2;2079573

    Translation I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and … Translation I completely agree with your intellectual ideas and conversation, it can be hard in modern day society to conform to the pressures of fitting in for example reading other peoples written word but that is what makes Britannia a great nation - Is it because im dark skinned?Oh yer im good



    LMAO :-D Rep for that Comment

    Banned

    Text speak is a bit stupid, i remember when it was just young girl using it and they told me lol was lots of love
    then all my mate were texting lol and i thought they were all Gay lol :-D

    That's different vix... the brain understands the first letter so thus it can understand the word according to the number of letters :).

    I'm sure exam boards feel the same...

    vixygwim;2080093

    I bet each and every one of you a fiver that you can read the sentence … I bet each and every one of you a fiver that you can read the sentence below (*).I gesus by nwo taht yru'oe wndreoing waht I maen by tihs but it suohld bmoece aprpenat taht we slhuod all tlak lkie tihs in the frutue.(*) monopoly money



    A different point. A large number of words are easily recognisable after rearranging their letters, especially commonly used 3 & 4 letter words. Adding the occasional longer word makes use of context gradually 'built up' by the reader in the process of reading along with their 'knowledge' of commonly used patterns and collocations... as well as the 1st letter point made by ss above...

    Copy and paste job liddle?

    ade2j;2080137

    Copy and paste job liddle?



    Nope, all my own words. I'm a linguist btw :thumbsup:

    Really... What type?

    i thought that as long as the all the letters for a word are there and the first and last letters are in the right place then you can read it (the word or sentence) quite easily. there was a study at Cambridge uni on it (i think)

    Banned

    ade2j;2080171

    Really... What type?


    A cunning linguist perhaps :thumbsup:

    ade2j;2080171

    Really... What type?



    Applied - more of a language teacher turned social linguist actually. Interests are in critical discourse analysis, new literacy studies and various sub-fields of 'language and education'. Also have a specialist interest in the work of Pierre Bourdieu - a sociologist whose theories I apply to work in the above.

    csiman;2080184

    A cunning linguist perhaps :thumbsup:



    hehe - and that too! :-D

    guerilla;2080175

    i thought that as long as the all the letters for a word are there and … i thought that as long as the all the letters for a word are there and the first and last letters are in the right place then you can read it (the word or sentence) quite easily. there was a study at Cambridge uni on it (i think)



    A large number of commonly used words can be recognised in this way, but clearly it also depends on the reader knowing the words in the first place - the contextual clues built in the process of reading must also be taken into account. If for example the sentence didn't make grammatical sense, the reader would be 'thrown' and prompted to reject the initial 'obvious' reading...
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