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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
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I don't think Prince gets enough credit for promoting the shorthand used in text messaging. By other people, I mean. You won't catch me using any of that newfangled code.

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mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: June 26th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Ah so it's Prince what did it then? As one who seldom texts, and as one who bothered to learn the language, I confess I get rather annoyed with the childishness of this sublanguage which when used outside of text messaging only goes to prove the laziness or potential ignorance of the one using it.

Does that make me a snob? Gee I feel badly about that.

Ok: I'm over it now.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 27th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's the future, man. And it's a lazy one. Actually, I shouldn't say that, since I can't manage to text "properly" to save my life, what with my affection for punctuation and complete predicates.

In other news, send me your e-mail -- c ber tsch at G m ail dot co m -- and I'll invite you to share a few of those 1940 Ford shots I took in California.
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: June 26th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
savz space4us w/limitd txt chrctrs per msg. cant stand ppl who typ that way xcept in txts but am used to it there now. even do it. ouch.
derdriu From: derdriu Date: June 30th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Have you heard of LOLcats?
I've been really interested in this newly (and quickly) evolving sub-language, and have been reading some interesting takes on them. Such as:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/05/08/a-special-in-depth-analysis-by-david-mcraney-l337-katz0rz/
and
http://www.dashes.com/anil/2007/04/cats-can-has-gr.html

This is, of course, almost entirely focused on the pidgin-English used in LOLcats, but I wonder if it can be broadened. It is an interesting thing to watch "leet" speak (internet slang-speech) evolve right in front of us, and watch text messaging evolve along similar lines. I am also curious just how ignorant it actually is, given that it seems as though an awful lot of very intelligent people are behind quite a bit of the development.
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