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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  • Eka
    Jul 25, 2009 4:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, my friend and I have an inside joke with chatspeak breakup letters! XD

    Anyway, I hate abbreviating things. I'm always the last person done taking notes in school because I write slow and REFUSE to abbreviate. It just looks nasty.

  • Meaghander at my butt
    Jul 25, 2009 11:23 am

    Haha well it was funny! In the moment πŸ˜›

    Haha what category do you want to be under? "Justin a Vagina"?

  • Cecilie
    Jul 25, 2009 9:38 am

    Haha, yes I have that much free time:P At least now when I'm on vacation. When I start school, not so much:S

    Great post though:P It annoys the shit out of me when people write all their blog posts like that.

  • Shur
    Jul 24, 2009 8:05 pm

    I can't believe you get THAT much spam lmao

  • Nnie
    Jul 24, 2009 5:32 pm

    HAHA I don't really like people who use chatspeaks too much. I do use chatspeaks (like lol, lmao etc.) but I don't type lYk d1ZZZZ. It's awful.

  • Chrys
    Jul 24, 2009 3:22 pm

    Yeah… Hahaha. I just watched the Vlog again… I do say "I have nothing to say" quite a lot… don't I? Hahhaa. I hadn't noticed, whoopsie.

    Now that you say it, I kind of remember TTFN. But I'm liking "What the God?!" more than "Way to Go"… So I think that should be universally changed in honour of me πŸ˜‰ … hey, a girl can dream.

    I don't think I'll ever remember AFK and BYOB though. "Bye you old Bastard" makes much more sense that "Bring your own beer/booze" Hahaha. I should be in charge of abreviations… The whole world would be in ruins.

    Oh, don't laugh… Forgetting passwords… is… common. I mean you seriously need a password for EVERYTHING nowadays. Not suprising I forget a few =/

  • Allie
    Jul 24, 2009 2:33 pm

    LMAO. I see. Aw, you have poison ivy? πŸ™

  • Allie
    Jul 24, 2009 12:08 pm

    ..I have poison ivy?! Since when? O_o *gasp*

  • Anna
    Jul 24, 2009 11:50 am

    I am not sure how to comment on this blog XD

    Same here! Well now I am off hiatus! πŸ˜€

  • Masoud
    Jul 24, 2009 8:00 am

    Future plans, huh?
    Actually not.. I am so bored these days, so I'll probably go downtown and buy some new clothes!! πŸ˜€
    what about you?

  • Sky
    Jul 24, 2009 7:46 am

    Haha, I think I could get over my fear of heights if I could fly. Then I wouldn't have to go on planes πŸ˜€

    How's your summer going? πŸ˜›


  • Chrissi
    Jul 24, 2009 7:23 am

    Uhm it's very interesting that I'm able to understand a few sentences though I'm german, haha. But I absolutely agree with what you said: it's very stressful to read and it simply anoyes me. Yep.
    in germany those little kiddies write in the same way. abbreviations, omissions of letters, et cetera. god, it's very, VERY annoying ;D

  • Ben
    Jul 24, 2009 6:23 am

    But what if the bark sets off another weird thing with the man… that man scares me now. I blame you!

  • Axi
    Jul 24, 2009 5:11 am

    Damn. How did you type that? How long did it take you to type that? Every time I try to post something in chatspeak like this, I get frustrated with all the numbers and symbols that get thrown into the bunch. Oh, and the replaced letters too. Not even including the caps. I once posted a rather long paragraph as a joke on a forum or something like that, and it took me half an hour to type it… ughhh. Epic fail.

    I usually only abbreviate places when I'm talking to someone. Or typing "lol" and "wtf". Everything else is complete.

  • Ben
    Jul 24, 2009 4:23 am

    Actually, I posted it on the same day. xD

    [Lol]Orangeade. I'm random.[/Lol]

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