In Short

What’s with our passion for abbreviations? And why is “abbreviations” such a long word?

In my opinion, it’s rude to not spell out entire words. The only time I use chatspeak is when someone isn’t worth my time. For example, if I were going to write a breakup letter, it might look like this…

Sup Ex,

Yes, u hurd me… U r my ex now. We r thru. It’s ur fault. U shouldn’t have wlkD away aftr our fyt. Y did u leaV? Y did u do dis 2 me? F u reply 2 dis letta, I dnt care f u say u will BRB or BBL. The fact is dat u rly said TTFN. Omg. I m seriS. I m nt LOL… nor m I ROFL or LMAO… I m nt evn ROFLMFAO. IMO, I honestly <3’d u. U wr my qt. U made me say ILY. U hurt me. WTG, jerk. FML.

I wish I knu the 411. Nt every1 n the wrld has ESP. It all hapnd so fast… 1 day I was @ the comp, but thN, I went AFK to cum vzit u. And as I went n 2 ur home, wut did I c? I saw u and ur other luvr. I wuz ^set. I almst had a AVE, BLVD, RD, ETC… I jst had 2 get 4, 4 away. The runN made me lose a lot of lbs (IE. APPROX 2).

@ home, my ETA wuz 4:00 PM. I prolly ran @ a pace of a billion MPH. Not dat u care tho. U always had a lo IQ. N e wA, here’s the surpriz: I filmd u cheatin on me. LOL! Take dat! Would u like a copy in VHS or DVD? Uhh… well… no 1 rly uses a VCR n e mor, but I’ll gladly make a VHS 4 ur parNts. Yes, dey gt a copy. ROFL. FYI, now u r the 1 dat is SOL. Dey will gt 2 watch evry sec of it. The day I send it is TBA. Liv n’ fear!

O, no need 4 thx… I’ll gladly say yw n advance.
RSVP 4 ur doom ASAP! (BYOB)

Ur Ex Luvr


Blah. That actually took more effort than writing the full words.

I think I’ll simply ditch the shortcuts and cutesy initials. In terms of communication and a clearer exchange of ideas, it’s better PR.

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  • Chynna
    Jul 20, 2009 1:05 pm

    That letter gave me a headache. It actually did, it took me a while to decipher it – no joke. I'm not used to this type of writing except maybe the occasional LOL & OMG. I need some paracetamol now… haha 🙂 x

  • Vivien
    Jul 20, 2009 12:23 pm

    Wow. Well, that was an interesting letter. Let's just say I feel bad for whoever is going to receive that.

    LOL. Yes, I am sure you would love to laugh and disagree, etc, etc.

    We'll see if I ever actually write a review though. I kinda got sick of the idea three days after I thought of it. /um.

  • Julianne
    Jul 20, 2009 11:19 am

    I was able to understand most of it, but honestly I stopped reading less than half way through and skipped to the end! It is annoying when people use most of those abbreviations. And I actually know some people use them offline, like this one kid I knew used to say L-O-L during class, it was actually pretty lame.

  • Kat
    Jul 20, 2009 11:11 am

    what. the. fuck!? hahahaha i couldn't understand that and i'm glad as well i only read like one line then thought fuck this its too hard LMFAO

    most of the time it's easier just to make complete sentences because you actually have to think of the abbreviations and it's like uhhhhh what do i shorten this word to

  • Gillan
    Jul 20, 2009 5:08 am

    Lol,you're letter did gave me a headache.
    And i think only people who thinks they're cool mostly uses Chat speak even offline xD

  • Jill
    Jul 20, 2009 3:55 am

    Rahh that did hurt my head haha, but I still got most of it (lol).

  • Free Dating Site
    Jul 20, 2009 2:50 am

    I believe in using your words, writing in complete thoughts without all the shortcuts and cutesy initials. In terms of communication and a clearer exchange of ideas using your words is important, however, chatting online or sending cell phone text messages, using a few new SMS abbreviations to spice up your conversation limits time consumed.

  • Ben
    Jul 20, 2009 1:26 am

    Omg. That must have hurt soo much to write!
    I remember I used to speak like that. I still do on msn when I'm feeling really lazy.

  • lea
    Jul 19, 2009 10:32 pm

    hahaa that is so true. I love your blogs. they are really entertaining.

  • Lee
    Jul 19, 2009 10:27 pm

    OMG Jus10 dat lettr wuz soo Qt! I unnrstan mst of it LOL! "Ur Ex Luvr" xD LOL Jus10, jus LOL!

  • Jhase
    Jul 19, 2009 9:23 pm

    Uh, wow..I did not understand any of that.

    I agree, spell the words out. Abbreviations are annoying when used like that.

    Oh and Justin, never demonstrate that again. My eyes seriously hurt. Lol

  • Quynh
    Jul 19, 2009 9:07 pm

    hii justin ^^

    rooofll. IMO, that takes up more time than typing proper grammar+english. =P epicfail.

  • Sean the Boyfriend
    Jul 19, 2009 8:52 pm

    WOW! That did give me a headache. I had to stop reading it. haha. I think you and I have had this discussion before. The annoying thing is when people say these things out loud. No one should ever say LOL. And whats with Tots? Say the whole words damn it! Before you know it we will be talking with click sounds like Ethiopians. Or Beaker from the Muppets.

  • Casee
    Jul 19, 2009 8:47 pm

    Did I mention my favorite song is BYOB?

  • Casee
    Jul 19, 2009 8:47 pm

    I love SOAD! XD

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