My son and his future wife are home from college for the summer and I have noticed they verbally communicate using text lingo! I say something witty
and rather than laugh they both say LOL. . . . See or hear something strange on tv or during a conversation and they say W. T. F or W. T. H.... There
are more, but these seem to be the most common. It cracks me up and I was wondering if any of you have noticed the youth around you doing this. I
have asked them why as it makes no sense to me and I find it comical and they can't seem to explain why they do it. Is this wide spread? Why not
just laugh rather than say LOL? Are we getting that lazy?
I absolutely despise the use of "text speak" in any format, including texts. We have a great system of sentence structure and punctuation to convey
all emotions through our written communiques. Ok, I understand the fact that only so many characters are allowed in MMS hence the spawning of this
abhoration, but verbal and email? It amazes me how many people use poor grammar and punctuation, as if it doesn't matter. It does.
I hate lol. Lol to me is like the written form of a microwave. It's not as good as an oven, the food tastes worse, but it's easy and quick.
Laziness in my book...
God, I'm getting old, I sound just like my father...!
What I would be laughing if someone talked to me like that. I am 30 and I havent heard anyone my age doing this. I am not around the younger group but
it honestly doesnt surprise me. Things the youth do these days amazes me.
I haven't heard anyone speaking like that so far , and I don't really want to either , it would sound a bit stupid
However I have caught myself almost saying "lol" out loud , at something that was almost funny .
I put it down to spending to much time on the net , its funny though , cos most of the time people say "lol" online , they never really laughing out
loud , just a way of showing it was kind of funny ,
I'm a parent that is about to become over the hill. My child is a preteen. However, despite my age, I use quaint colloquialisms such as O RLY?, WAI,
PWN, PWNAGE, UBER, 1337, 411, d00d, ID10-T, h4x0r, SUXXOR, BALLZ, LOL, OMFG, WTF, WTH, ATM, FTW, WUU2, WRU,
My kids brought a poster home that has all those things on it. It's funny that we used those chatting online a long time ago. Anyway, we had the
funnest time making up other things and using letter for them. It was a good time. To me, it doesn't really matter if it feels kinda silly when
you're doing it. If you have fun with your kids, that's a good thing. As long as you know what everything means in case the need arises,
Yeah my younger sister says "omg" and it drives me absolutely insane. I try to figure out why the intelligent accepted vocabulary won't suffice but
I am at a loss. They sound like robots to me when they talk like that. It's like "so we are not capable of using the English language anymore?"
Our language gets slaughtered in so many ways I really think it's ridiculous.
Every time she says "omg" I say what was that? and keep saying it until she stops or says something less media driven and computer driven.
I also had a friend that said "wtf" and "stfu" all the time but he came back to us in the world of words.
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