posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 06:56 PM
I would guess that they are talking about things like sentence structure and the absence of some of the more ungrammatical elements of speech. In an
IM convo, people are more likely to say, "So Tracy asked if we were going to the movies tomorrow" than "So Tracy's, like, 'you goin tooda
movies?' and I'm like..." I don't think it was necessarily touching upon the formality of the subject matter discussed.