I Can Text This Way Too

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Well idk, prhps if u stop txt’n dis way n strt 2 ryt in ful, hu knws, I myt as well.

No, am nt a PARTY POOPER. U’ll c dat am more PLEASURABLE whn u r able 2 knw da dfrnc btwn “am” & “I’m”, and hnstly use dem APPROPRIATELY instd of focus’n on txt’n wid’out VOWELS.

Is it dat u cnt spell da words? BE HONEST.

Oh! I gt it!

YOU USE A SMART PHONE WITH AN AUTO CORRECT and the T9 PREDICTIVE TEXT BUT YOU AREN’T SMART AFTER ALL.

We know of the Internet abbreviations; LOL when you’re not even smiling, SMH which is mostly genuine, LMAO when you’re only smiling yet it sounds legitimately hilarious, BRB when you just don’t feel like talking, but omitting the vowels, especially a single vowel that completes a letter, is unpardonable.

One of my friends clearly knows how peeved I get when she texts in such liked manner, so she doesn’t complain when my replies are withheld or totally ignored. But thanks to Twitter, we cannot say it all in 140 characters.

It’s fine if you cannot spell a letter right, you might have forgotten; simple rule -find your way around it… remake that sentence, I do that all the time.

Do you know that this might actually go a long way into affecting your work relationship or academics. I remember when I entered the social media world in 2009, I was excited about the abbreviations and ‘shorthand’ texting and I’ll text everyone with it. But then in class, I’d realize I was using this same technique for assignments written on paper. It was appalling. I stopped immediately.

Whereas some will never stop, this message is obviously for those who aren’t stiff-necked but would listen and learn with ease. It might not make sense to you now because you’re not directly affected by it yet, but do you?

I am not a saint when it comes to this subject. I text “K” when I’m unhappy instead of “OK” (which I happen to type a lot when I’m listening) to specific people who easily get irritated by such texts, but I am loyal to the vowels. Can you just try?

If your excuse is “English is not our first language”, type in your local dialect.

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