Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Biggest Pet Peeve

One of my favorite bloggers, Jenna over at Recently Roached, had me in stitches after reading her latest blog post about her biggest pet peeve. I was feeling good, giggling to myself, until I thought about MY biggest pet peeve, and my mood changed a teeny tiny bit.

See, there are many things that annoy me in this world and can get me ranting on for hours, but there is one thing that I can absolutely not stand; it makes me want to pull out my hair, one follicle at a time. Deep breaths, everyone

Something I like to call, Annoying Text Language. “? u do lst nite? OK, c u l8tr” “ Yes, I totally get that you have to shorten words, or omit them completely, and create similar grammar sins, to type your text really fast or to fit everything you want to say into one text. But there is absolutely no reason why you have to type like that in an email, on Facebook or anywhere else for that matter.

I know you might be thinking; Yes, that is annoying, but it’s only teeny boppers with their new cell phones that type like that. Uhm, no. Unfortunately, it’s not. I’ve received emails, and I’ve seen disastrous status updates on Facebook, from “respected” adults that made me cringe more than a live Avril Lavigne performance.

Cn u evn ndrstnd ? Im wrting 2 u hre? When did it become okay to write like that? This Annoying Text Language is by far my biggest pet peeve. It’s annoying, unnecessary and to be honest, it makes you sound like a complete imbecile and that you haven’t graduated from high school.

25 comments:

  1. Jenna is also 1 of my fave blgers 2!

    I'm totally kidding... wait that wasn't funny. LOL :)

    I, also hate when people use crappy text abbreviations. My boyfriend's dad sends text void of all vowels. It's annoying!

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  2. Oh my god, I hate it too. My parents, brother and sis in law all do it and it drives me NUTS. I don't care if it takes me like three texts to send one text, I'm typing that shit completely out.

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  3. I also hate this!

    I especially hate ILY (I love you) and IMY (I miss you). I think those are two phrases that the person should take the time to type out, if they really mean them.

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    1. I agree! Those are not the phrases that you "customize".

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  4. So true!! Although I'm guilty of using lol, omg, and tmi...

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  5. Can't agree more... ek haat dit ook as mense die verkleinende vorm van als gebruik bv: 'Gniet j daggi'

    Morne

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    1. AAAAH! Ek weet! Dis asof hulle met 'n klein kind praat of iets. Haat dit!

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  6. I totally agree with you! People keep on texting like that, soon they'll forget whats the correct spelling of words!

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    1. I think a lot of people already have...

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  7. I hate this too! We had a big rant at school the other day about how children are ever supposed to learn to spell when they see gonna and wanna all of the time.

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  8. I know what you mean. I mean you don't have to have every comma in the right spot but at least spell the easy words correctly. I have a guy who just started texting me with texts like, "I kner." And, "Nuuu." What the heck is that? This isn't even the worsts texts. -.- Sad.

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  9. it's not my biggest pet peeve, but i do hate that too. like you, when i'm texting then i don't really mind, but when it's an email or on facebook, i don't think it's too hard to spell the entire word, right? ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Udderly Smooth Giveaway

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  10. haha ai agree with you..i got these messages once andi couldnt understand anything! i asked them to write back again haha :)) btw your featuring 'You're tagged' is coming up in few days on my blog ;) check it out! hehe

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  11. Dankie tog, gedink dis net ek wat nog outyds is as ek alles reg probeer spel as ek sms, of facebook....

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  12. That is my biggest pet peeve too!!! I can't stand it! And you are right, it's not just teeny boppers doing it. It's so sad to see that adults communicate like that. I don't even have kids but I have decided that when I do they will not be allowed to write like that. I don't know how I'm gonna enforce that, but I will try my hardest!

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    1. I'm going to do that, too! Well, I'll try...

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  13. Haha! This is too funny! I completely agree with you. It's just not even worth reading! :)
    Glad to be your newest follower!
    -Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

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  14. I wholeheartedly concur. No wonder everyone sucks at grammar.

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  15. Wot dya mean u dnt lyk txt spk?! Haha, sorry couldn't resist. It drives me mad too!

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  16. Love the aversion!

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  17. This one made me laugh! I hate that stuff too...l8ter...really? How is that easier than typing out later? I don't get it! But more than that, I hate when people just respond with "k"! Don't do it people!

    :) thanks for making me smile!
    http://www.sealedwithakay.com

    xo- Kayla

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