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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 by MadDeez | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

<rant>

I'm going to go with a wild assumption that a vast majority of the folks who post on the WC forum are older than 12. Can we please not use '2' for 'to' or 'too'? Another one is '4' for 'for'. Let's add 'R' for 'are' while we're at it.

I'm sure I'll get trashed by some but seeing people use "2", "4", and 'R' because they're too lazy to hit one or two more keys or trying to look "cool" (you don't) is a pet peeve of mine. I'm old school, I know, but come on!

If you don't want to capitalize, that's fine. e e cummings never did and he did fairly well for himself. I highly doubt using '2', '4', or 'R' constantly will win any awards for anyone.

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Skinhit
Reply #1 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:53 AM

laugh out loud

IROKONESS
Reply #2 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:59 AM

As long as I can read it. I don't mind at all.

Jafo
Reply #3 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:01 AM

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Snowman
Reply #4 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:10 AM

That's my opinion too, John.
I also find it utterly ridiculous that, what seems to be the majority of the English/American speaking (adult) population doesn't know the difference between "their/there" and "your/you're".
That's what I would expect from minors/pre-school children, not from people who fully *should* know their own language.

DrJBHL
Reply #5 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:12 AM

http://ryanross.net/leet/

or

http://www.brenz.net/services/l337Maker.asp

doc agrees with Snowy and MadDeez: Not necessarily in that order.

doc is also older than dirt.

 

Philly0381
Reply #6 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:14 PM

MadDeez it's not the age nor how old you are, it's whether or not you came out of an environment that though enough about teaching you. 

Now I'm showing my age. 

I can't figure out what Jafo said in reply #3 so I know I'm old.

DaveRI
Reply #7 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:30 PM

I don't mind the occasional word-swap like their/there/they're, heck I do it myself sometimes, kind of a mental typo.

But if I have to run a post through my friggin' magic decoder ring to try to make any sense of it, well, I'm not going to bother.

neone6
Reply #8 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:30 PM

So we ARE going TO go THERE now ?

starkers
Reply #9 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:55 PM

DrJBHL
doc is also older than dirt.

You're so old.... Moses borrowed a quill and a piece of parchment from you to do a few test runs before chiseling out the 10 commandments...

... after that he told you where the bulrushes 

Anyhow, BOT, and I agree with you John, Snowy, I just h8te it too... condensing down words cos their too lazy 2 push a few xtra keys.  Yea, it's fucken disgusten orright

Seriously, I do prefer English written correctly and always use it in a formal sense. Informally I may play with words to suit a mood or attitude, but other than that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain

Or was that plane?

Whalecore
Reply #10 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 1:18 PM

Yeah I hate when people do that. It was cool when you we're 12 but if you're any bit older than that and you're using those it makes you look like an idiot 

 

Not that much related to this but another one is 'there' and 'they're', makes me so mad when people mix those up. It's like they never even went to school 

Uvah
Reply #11 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:40 PM

Then I are guessin' mine english not so good huh. I are knowin' that. Oh twell.....what ya gonna do?

neone6
Reply #12 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:51 PM

Then I are guessin' mine english not so good huh. I are knowin' that. Oh twell.....what ya gonna do?

DrJBHL
Reply #13 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:52 PM

Whalecore
Not that much related to this but another one is 'there' and 'they're', makes me so mad when people mix those up. It's like they never even went to school

and 'their'.

 

lecajef
Reply #14 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 4:05 PM

laugh out loud

 

laugh out loud... mort de rire ( French ) ... m2r ... 

But better to write allows be understood in several translations.

k10w3
Reply #15 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 4:15 PM

I rarely use 133t, but I understand the usefulness of it, if you happen to be in a hurry, or if you never learned to type.  It's really agonizing for me to watch my husband try to answer a simple e-mail (He never learned to type).

Uvah
Reply #16 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:37 PM

I never learned how to type. I'm a one finger bandit or maybe two...I use one finger per hand.

So there - ier - y're - dere. I done it. Now some coco milk and cookies...p'ease...he he.

MadDeez
Reply #17 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:53 PM

Paul, you're hilarious! That was a great reply.

Frosty, Doc, and Philly: I'm with you. You're all right (correct) in what you're saying.

As for not learning how to type, ..........well, I'm not buying it. I never learned how to type in high school. That was decades ago, too! Also, due to an industrial accident, most of the fingers on my right hand are quite a bit shorter than they were before February 10, 1977.

By the way, another pet peeve of mine is people saying "warsh" in stead of "wash".

tazgecko
Reply #18 Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:01 PM

Language is dynamic, it's the more mature generations which are static.

"2","4","R" ... Yep, get that a lot with text messages. Can't understand anything my niece sends me. 

L8r

CarGuy1
Reply #19 Thursday, July 7, 2011 6:19 AM

MadDeez...I'm from the South, is redneck ok?

ah's a-gonna hoof it wif a wild assumpshun thet a vast majo'ity of th' folks who post on th' WC fo'um is older than 12. Kin we please not use '2' fo' 'to' o' 'too'? T'other one is '4' fo' 'fo''. Less add 'R' fo' 'are' while we is at it.

ah's sho'nuff I'll git trashed by some but seein' varmints use "2", "4", an' 'R' on account o' they're too lazy as a houn'dog t'hit one o' two mo'e keys o' tryin' t'look "right fine" (yo' doesn't) is a pet peeve of mine. ah's old skoo, ah know, but come on! Fry mah hide!

Eff'n yo' doesn't be hankerin' t'capitalize, thass fine. e e cummin's nevah did an' he did fairly fine fo' hisse'f. ah highly doubt usin' '2', '4', o' 'R' cornstantly will win enny awards fo' ennyone.

neone6
Reply #20 Thursday, July 7, 2011 6:35 AM

Really... 2 much going on 2 bother

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