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    Exactly as the topic says. If someone types or texts in shorthand (e.g. 'u' instead of 'you') does it turn you off? I understand it in a long message to make it fit, but not in short ones. Or am I just being too specific/picky? haha.

    I only ask 'cause a friend of mine text me last night saying "were r u? I'm in brass". And I was just sittin' there thinkin' like "ew" haha.

    I just expect the kind of people that text/chat like that to be quite, well, 'dim' (And this friend in particular isn't 'dim'). I guess it's not true for all, as I've witnessed firsthand. But it still bothers me a bit. Anyone else?
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    Text language pisses me off too.
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    it pisses me off no end!
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    texting turns me off anyway, it's so distant and sterile.
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    i hate it when people miss out vowels but u is usually the only text language i use.
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    I can't talk to people on msn if they talk like that.
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    I don't like it either but I guess that sounds snobby.
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    i hate text language too and when people miss out "the" in a sentence
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    I hate it, reminds me of chavs
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    I hate it.
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    not really, it depends on the word, "u" instead of "you" is ok, but i dont like "dat" instead of "that" or "aight" instead of "alright" and so many other stupid ones...
    i can't figure out certain wordings, and sometimes they make certain words appear longer, i mean what is the point in that if you're trying to save credit by fitting all the text in one message???
    ....am thinking of a word, but it's not coming to me right now, i'll write it when it comes to mind
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    I hate when people type "off" instead of "of".
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    I don't really mind it in any context. Unless I can't understand it, in which case I probably still wouldn't complain.
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    I never do that on the computer, and do get annoyed if others do it, but I'm sometimes guilty of it when I get lazy when I'm texting.. I'm sorry, I know, I deserve to die:no:
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    really doesnt bother me
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    I don't use any text language other than shortening phrases like 'lol' or 'ftw', none of this 'wwu2' ****e. It really is associated with idiots.
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    no it doesnt. cos texts are limited enough and to make everything fit yes, sometimes you have to use slang... usually i use proper words and that but if im running out of space i will use text language :eek:
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    Makes me want to puke, I generally wont talk to people on MSN if they use it. I mean, the keyboard goes "yuio" ... it's not exactly hard to type "you" opposed to "u" ... I don't use mobile phones though, so I don't really get the texting thing :P
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    I use it occassionally if I can only send one text not two etc, but I hate myself for it!
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    if its in a text, then no! ..text speak is designed for txt messages, no? so there is no need to get annoyed with its use there!
    anywhere else yes...

    "u" isn't the best example of annoying txt ****, there are far more less obvious and annoying words out there.
 
 
 
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