Do you use texting language?

+1 vote
asked May 24, 2012 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
So I was texting a friend the other day and he was using text language (TBH, LOL, BRB, JK, etc, etc) Well, I was using well.... english. I prefer to type out words I guess. But I was wondering, what do you guys do? Text language or (for lack of a better term) English.

8 Answers

+2 votes
answered May 24, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
Yuuuup, I mean thanks to spelling correction people have gotten better in typing things, I do both. I write with texting language like (LMAO, LML, LOL, KMSL, etc) and do formal with punctuations like I'm doing now. If I didn't have an iPhone with spelling correction, I'd spell so many things wrong.
commented May 24, 2012 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
If I didn't have auto-correct my teachers would find several errors on my documents since my mac has that feature. Even as I was typing this it corrected at least 5 words.
commented May 25, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
Lol, if I weren't here tbh, I'd be speaking Ghetto New Yorkese as seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgL6N71JMRA&feature=relmfu

And P.S. if you look at the comments, under wilson809isback, that's how I usually type with friends or casually.
+1 vote
answered May 24, 2012 by Abel Luna (451 points)
I often try not to sound formal when texting because it sounds strange, e.g. correct punctuation. I even go as so far to write extra letters to make it seem informal. For example, instead of typing "Hey," I would type "heyy."

In my opinion, when texting, it is hard to know what an individual actually meant, so that is why we use emoticons to express the emotion. For example, if you type "You suck," it would seem rather harsh, whereas saying "You suck :P," sounds less mean. The same is to be said with punctuation.
commented May 24, 2012 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
You made some good points on that. I make sure to add emoticons but I tend to use correct grammar and punctuation for two reasons. 1. I have auto correct. 2. Just an old habit I suppose.
+4 votes
answered May 24, 2012 by Jackster1337 (8,481 points)
I h8 doin txt lang.

Just a waste of time
commented May 24, 2012 by josephLtech (1,696 points)
Yeah, I really hate that kind the most!
commented May 25, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
Lmaoo, @josephLtech, you'd hate my friends. They can't type for nothing.
+2 votes
answered May 24, 2012 by nitrocrime (3,741 points)
I can never read those and I never use them, luckily the people I chat with chat in regular English.
+2 votes
answered May 25, 2012 by pjob797 (2,635 points)
I hate to say for a period of six months all I typed was in "texting language" Became a super bad habit of mine, that I'm still trying to break that awful habit, and I prefer my conversations looking formal, and then we slowly forget how to type, spell and talk normally, and then eventually we'll become a bunch of illiterate morons who cannot read or write.

I do enjoy using emoticons though :P
0 votes
answered May 25, 2012 by ck263 (76 points)
I think it's stupid, half the time when people text like that, I have to decipher what their saying.
+1 vote
answered May 26, 2012 by TechJohnson (1,741 points)
I was taught to type in a proper fashion. I actually type (and text) faster when I am proper. Typing in text language shows your immaturity level.
commented May 26, 2012 by Abel Luna (451 points)
Well, not everyone types fast in proper English. "Text language" is manly used for acronyms, if I am not mistaken. It makes it less of a hassle for some people.
commented May 26, 2012 by TechJohnson (1,741 points)
Don't take it so personally. I used the word "I" for a reason.
+1 vote
answered May 26, 2012 by George (901 points)
I never use "texting language" like yourself I prefer to type our my words using proper English.
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