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Originally posted by Klepto
I say yes it is acceptable. As long as the individual is able to express their communication sufficiently for any other party to understand. It is my opinion that to control peoples free right to express themselves in any way they see fit is a form of oppression. So what if using abbreviations is a vulgarisation, so are the words 'Daddy' and 'Yeah' but people use them and I don not think any less about the individual or the subject which that individual may be discussing.
I don't think its much to ask people to post in full English. When I see AB being used by an individual I assume I'm talking to a Chav who can't be bothered, so why should I be bothered to reply, especially when I have no idea what in gods name they are trying to say in the first place..
This comment is quite ignorant, to refer to anyone as 'Chav' is derogatory, you may not understand what they write, but with an attitude like that they are probably better off without your reply.
(by the way, nice avatar)
(please excuse the smiley as these are also charactaristics of the same vulgarisation as abbreviations...)
[edit on 7/1/05 by Klepto]