Twitter/Facebook/Texting language being used in the real wor

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What pisses you off the most?

I don't make enough money
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30%
I wish I could be healthier
3
15%
It's hard for me to make friends
0
No votes
I haven't been happy for a while
4
20%
All or several of the above
7
35%
 
Total votes: 20
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Postby Rivoc » Thu May 19, 2016 5:58 am

I feel that my love and faith meter for mankind and the future drops, everytime I get an assignment or anytime I overhear someone speak as ifd they are typing informally online to a friend.

It really pisses me off that this form of communication is seeping in the real world places it doesnt belong and shouldnt apply to. it makes me fear fore the younger generation and me when im older. And im definitely singling out theUS here. I dont kjnow if this happens in other countries as well, but it would sure be nice to hear from you international ninjas about your take on the matter.
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Postby Pawly » Thu May 19, 2016 6:09 am

Slang is slang. Most of it will get forgotten sooner or later and some will stick and become commonplace.

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Postby PhlawlessPhelon » Thu May 19, 2016 6:09 am

Students do it all the time. To me, those acronyms n such are what I term "internet lingo" and should remain for use on the internet. It annoys me when people say "lol" (or something similar) in face-to-face conversations, and it is completely unacceptable for work reports or student assignments.
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Postby Brewtality » Thu May 19, 2016 7:58 am

Anyone saying 'LOL' out loud needs shooting on the spot.
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Postby ink » Thu May 19, 2016 8:12 am

:lol: just the fact that its even a thing, just seems to highlight a dumbing down in general. is it not meant for shortcut speak in type form? but if people are shortcutting speech, the irony is that it loses the shortcut effect when spoken.. kind of ridiculous if you think about it
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Postby ink » Thu May 19, 2016 8:15 am

aaand i really wanted to vote 4 but since you seemed genuinely peeved by it, riv, i tried to humor you.. ;)
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Postby Corgimom » Thu May 19, 2016 8:38 am

PhlawlessPhelon wrote:Students do it all the time. To me, those acronyms n such are what I term "internet lingo" and should remain for use on the internet. It annoys me when people say "lol" (or something similar) in face-to-face conversations, and it is completely unacceptable for work reports or student assignments.



I want to get in thier face and say Why don't I hear gales or laughter in the same voice usually reserved for responding to men who say 'I am a lesbian trapped in a mans body'.
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Postby Rivoc » Mon May 23, 2016 5:09 am

Pawly wrote:Slang is slang. Most of it will get forgotten sooner or later and some will stick and become commonplace.

Here, have a butterscotch to go with your sanka.

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Thanks!! I needed that!! ::NOMNOMNOMdisgustingoldpeoplechewingoutloudnoisesNOMNOMNOM::

ink wrote::lol: just the fact that its even a thing, just seems to highlight a dumbing down in general. is it not meant for shortcut speak in type form? but if people are shortcutting speech, the irony is that it loses the shortcut effect when spoken.. kind of ridiculous if you think about it


Thats the whole problem I have with it. We lose so much translation already when typing or texting, with or without the shortcuts. start rbinging those to person-to-person speech, and you're watering down your probably already poor communication. Its just going to lead to Idiocracy, if it holds up for years which I pray it wont.

ink wrote:aaand i really wanted to vote 4 but since you seemed genuinely peeved by it, riv, i tried to humor you.. ;)


HAHAHAHAHA thanks!!! I almost did that to humor myself. I was hoping someone would :)
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