You're not alone there, 'cause my friends very often text me 'cnt' instead of can't or 'dnt' instead of don't and so on.(Original post by aliluvschoc)
I can't be the only person who's seen this countless times. Yes, people use this daily instead of 'can't'.
I don't though. I'm one of those losers who doesn't even type in text speak when typing texts.
However, I don't see the point in abbreviating the word even further, especially because it does look / sound very similar to the c-word as 'cnt'. I just don't like text speak at all though, to be fair. It costs me a small fortune in text messages because of the stupid word limits though.
Is 'cnt' an acceptable abbreviation of 'can't'? Watch
- 01-12-2010 17:18
- 01-12-2010 17:19
You cnt use can't you cnt.
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- 01-12-2010 17:24
Not really, imagine if the conversation is
A: Can you lend me some money?
B: No, you cnt.
It is stupid isn't it?
Just use original word/lanuage.
- 01-12-2010 17:32
No, Can't is already an abreviation of "Can not." Further abreviations of words do tend to annoy me, even within the context of texts or other technological messaging means heavily infuriates me! If in a hurry dont bother, or at least call them. Abreviating words to the extent of every word is a bad habbit to get into not only with words but with punctuation too.
- 01-12-2010 18:16
I always use it (only when texting though!)
- 01-12-2010 18:29
I think in most contexts it's obvious what the person is trying to say. I've seen it used quite a lot in texts/on facebook etc. and there is rarely any confusion.
"i cnt *** and c u 2day, soz"
"nah i cnt see why he wud say dat"
You get the idea.