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  • laziness, and the decay of modern civilization comes next!

    107 70.39%
  • it's more efficient! you are such an old fart.

    13 8.55%
  • i don't care, i have better things to worry about, like what i will be wearing out on my hot date tonight.

    18 11.84%
  • other

    14 9.21%
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  1. was with your mom last night.
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    TXT SPK??

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    my mom sends her text messages in txt spk n i hv a hrd tme undrstndg (if you are like me, that says "and i have a hard time understanding"). i went off on a diatribe about the decay of intellectual language and how people are just getting lazy (see also: "Idiocracy"). her argument is that text speak is more EFFICIENT. my rebuttal? of course it's not more efficient, it takes me twice as long to read it!

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    My mom writes like that too It drives me NUTS.
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    HATE it. Even in text messages I still type properly.
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    It's okay...for TEXTS! You have limited space and the tiny buttons are annoying. Anywhere else, it's just stupid.
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    My mom doesn't, and neither do I. Well I do try to shorten it with text speak if I'm trying to fit it all in one message
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    I use T9 and that makes texting far more efficient and it is very difficult to use text speak in T9. At least I assume it is, I've never tried.
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    I dont like it ever, not even in texts. It drives me crazy. My mom doesn't even know how to text though
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    I totally agree with you. It really is not that difficult to spell things out. Text speak is out of control. I get those kinds of text from my oldest sister and I hate it
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    Who is SEW BUSY that shortening simple words like "you're" and "that" to "ur" and "tht" is going to save them enough time to really even notice?

    I admit, I'll shorten to "ur", but that's about as far as it goes for me.
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    I dont care.
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