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Does net speak and text speak show contempt for literacy?
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16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 1:02:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I takes longer to decipher what is shorter to type.
It makes no sense to me.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 1:05:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.

Netspeak is annoying..but text speak is kinda necessary. The more you text, the higher the chanc it will go into two text messages., therefore spending more money.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 1:07:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hahah. This bitching has been going on for centuries. Language changes, people.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 1:09:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand the point of it. How much easier is it to type 'u' rather than 'you'? It takes, what, half a second more to type the other letters? It doesn't make sense to me. (I do agree with ashling though)
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 8:19:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2005 1:07:08 PM lithium86 wrote:
Hahah. This bitching has been going on for centuries. Language changes, people.

Agree----As a person with a MS in Communications I find the changes in language interesting. Most make as much sence as the spelling that was common 200 years ago and became tradition.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 8:47:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
what does that mean?
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 8:47:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, it's pure laziness.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 9:42:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, language changes, but pandering to lazy morons never goes out of style.

Netspeak is for the uneducated dolt that doesn't know how to spell big phrases like "By the way" and "Laughing out loud."

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 9:42:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2005 8:47:03 PM RoseLady wrote:
Nah, it's pure laziness.

agreed, why type more than you have to if it can be understood with half the effort?

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 8/6/05 - 10:59:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2005 8:47:03 PM RoseLady wrote:
Nah, it's pure laziness.
lazines builds character.
i agree with abzurd about the longer to understand part. Its really annoying in large quanities, but single phrases are acceptable.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/7/05 - 12:26:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2005 1:09:28 PM rena wrote:
I don't understand the point of it. How much easier is it to type 'u' rather than 'you'? It takes, what, half a second more to type the other letters? It doesn't make sense to me. (I do agree with ashling though)

definitely agree also, but only with typing... with texting, it does cut your time in half

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/7/05 - 12:32:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
However....kids that have access to computers and cell phones are getting younger and younger and they're growing up around these misspellings and assume that it's the corect way. I've read papers from high school seniors that don't know the difference between "their" "there" and "they're" and will swear that u is the only way to spell it.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/7/05 - 12:34:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
ha ha...I wrote corect... don't mind me, I'm typing on one of those keyboards where there's a huge gap down the middle on the keys...not used to it at all
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/7/05 - 1:03:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
No...I actually believe some of the people on the net are stupid enough to think that is how proper English is written...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 8/7/05 - 1:38:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have 2 tweens who are online and i've noticed that they use acronymns even when they are writing longhand. I do support it for sending text messages tho.
So yes, i do believe net speak and text speak show contempt for literacy.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/12/05 - 8:35:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
when you are talking to a lot of people online then yes, netspeak is quite useful. If you can save say 1 keystroke per message, and you are sending 1,000s of messages, then you saved 1,000 keystrokes. I actually type around 75 words per minute, not using abbreviations and such. But if you give me the ability to use abbreviations and netspeak, i can prolly bump up to 100...if i know what i want to say

If you do find yourself using netspeak while typing in msword, i would suggest turning the autocorrect feature on. u = you ur = your u're = you're etc...

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 8/12/05 - 8:46:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
first off language is arbitrary. English or spanish is no better than any code or interenet speak. And seriously there are alot worse things in the world to get offended about before net speak...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 9/3/05 - 1:31:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
If netspeak or text speak are used in essays or important documents then sure, it's an issue.

If you are offended by someone using text speak to ask their partner to buy milk on their way home, I suggest you get that stick out of your arse.

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/05 - 4:46:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you are too old (mentally) to accept change then you'll get behind in the progress of civilization.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/05 - 5:03:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2005 8:47:03 PM RoseLady wrote:
Nah, it's pure laziness.

Indeed.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 11/24/05 - 5:06:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anything is better than ebonics.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 12/8/05 - 9:32:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, in text, it is easier, and on the computer, you can't see their facial expressions or hear voice inflections, so you can't detect emotion, so things like "lol" are needed in chat.

On 8/6/2005 8:47:03 PM RoseLady wrote:
Nah, it's pure laziness.

Yeah, just like typing "it's" instead of "it is" right?

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 1/1/06 - 1:18:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
The world needs "lol", but other than that, it should be confined to taking notes and text messaging on a cell phone.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 3/11/06 - 1:11:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2005 9:42:47 PM uncledeercam wrote:
Netspeak is for the uneducated dolt that doesn't know how to spell big phrases like "By the way" and "Laughing out loud."

Would you type Laughing out Loud instead of lol? It's much quicker
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 4/2/06 - 10:09:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's honestly not that hard to type two extra letters.

r u = are you

Lazy, good for nothing, annoyances. Keep chatspeak to cell phones where it charges per letter. I don't have a cell phone so I'll be spared.

If it charged per letter, and if I could tolerate a cell phone for more than two seconds, here's how I'd do it:

Me: rd my mnd
Me: 2 chp
Me: by
...and then I'd never use text messaging on a phone again. Waste of money and time.

BUT THERE IS NO CHARGE ON THE INTERNET TO TYPE LETTERS. Speak and type your own language. It hurts my eyes to read it.

Typing it is even more tedious. It would take me longer to type "y do u lyke chatspeek" than "why do you like chatspeak?" because I have to THINK about how it goes.

...I have a larger rant but it won't fit...


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