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Offline ziggy

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Re: Text speak etc etc
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2010, 02:11:57 pm »
Whats AFAIK?

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #31 on: September 15, 2010, 02:16:34 pm »
    "AFAIK" means "as far as I know."  :)

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #32 on: January 28, 2011, 10:01:50 pm »
    Whats AFAIK?

    I wouldn't have known that either, but you wouldn't mind me.  *crazy* *crazy* *crazy*

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    « Reply #33 on: February 23, 2011, 10:06:20 am »
    Thank you so much for trying to dissuade people from using text-speak on here! I'm a teacher and it drives me crazy,   *frantic* especially when I mark children's work and they use in in formal writing! It's as if they feel that it is totally normal now, what a shame!

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #34 on: March 10, 2011, 01:34:03 pm »
    I've actually said LOL in a verbal conversation to someone  *fool*
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #35 on: March 10, 2011, 01:41:48 pm »
    I really despise text speech.  Not only is it more difficult to understand than simply using plain English it also makes the 'texter' sound like a right idiot.

    Rant over.

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #36 on: March 10, 2011, 01:43:14 pm »
    I must be getting old - as I have a QWERTY keyboard on my phone I type texts and emails from it in full English :)

    Mutters about youth of today...  *giggle*
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #37 on: March 10, 2011, 02:08:24 pm »
    Pet hate of mine too, poor spelling, mistypes or second language etc I can overlook but deliberate misspelling or pure laziness I tend to just move on with out even bothering to try and decipher it and I have to admit to being guilty of not bothering to take the time to respond to someone that can't be bothered to write in full.

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #38 on: July 03, 2011, 06:58:32 am »
    Speaking as a dyslexic, I try really hard to write correctly...with punctuation and complete sentences.

    So those who write in random words, text speak and without structure completely mystify me and I give up reading their posts.
    Sad maybe I could have helped?
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #39 on: August 06, 2011, 11:21:39 pm »
    So I'm guessing going innit blud isn't the best way to go about things ?






    No I'm only kidding I'm one of those people who knows the correct situation when to use it and when it has to stay in its box. With forums etc you can never really know the abilities of the reader and to use text speak can confuse them even more. Very sensible idea to keep it off the forum. I use it even less now I have a phone with a qwerty keyboard some much easier just to type the damn word out then !!!


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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #40 on: August 06, 2011, 11:28:23 pm »
    In my honest opinion

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    Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #41 on: August 07, 2011, 02:05:54 pm »
    I think the problem is determining between forum abbreviations such as IMHO or iykwim and text speak such as u r and wot etc I think I've seen an abbreviations thread I'm not sure if they are in there or not but it is a fine line between and as a forum needs to decide whether it's just text speak that is excluded or forum abbreviations also :)

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    « Reply #42 on: August 29, 2011, 11:15:13 pm »
    Text speak can get annoying, But not as annoying as someone who speaks text speak.

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #43 on: October 18, 2011, 02:15:35 pm »
    As tiger wood say sometimes you ave got to read betweens the lines.
    as 4 u lot come on whats wrong with a little abbrev here and there. So long as you can understand and convey the message there's no need to get uptight. welcome 2  the new generation of short hand------abbreviating.

    As 4 me i feel great happy and getting the results i need 2 move forward. *good_luck*


     

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #44 on: October 19, 2011, 11:44:00 am »
    As tiger wood say sometimes you ave got to read betweens the lines.
    as 4 u lot come on whats wrong with a little abbrev here and there. So long as you can understand and convey the message there's no need to get uptight. welcome 2  the new generation of short hand------abbreviating.

    As 4 me i feel great happy and getting the results i need 2 move forward. *good_luck*
    Some of us are old codgers unfortunately, and can't/won't keep up with textspeak. I don't use it when (I say when, I mean IF ;) ) I text either.....and we also have some world-wide members who's first language isn't English, so it's even harder for them.
    It's very difficult to help out with a problem if you can't understand what the problem is in the first place, that's why the rule is there......

    Anyway, I wouldn't listen to a thing Tiger Woods said.....  *eek*
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