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Idleness

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Buzz, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Buzz

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    Before I step on my soapbox, I must say that this is MY opinion and MY pet hate...I don't expect it necessarily to be yours.

    When using a key board to input text, what is all this gr8 m8, 2day, u, ur, i, etc all about. I'll tell you what it's all about..bloody idleness that's what. Using it on a phone to text message I can understand a little, but even then predictive text on modern phones makes it only very slightly faster. It takes only milliseconds to type in full and makes it far more understandable for everybody. OK, so I'm 61, an old git, a miserable old git to boot, but this is symptomatic of what's wrong with the World today, a total lack of respect for others, the "how do I make it easier for ME" attitude.
    I can excuse spelling mistakes, whether it's a typographical error or just because you don't know the right spelling, but I can't excuse not trying. Same with punctuation. It makes things much easier to read if the occasional comma or full stop is added, as does the starting of a sentence with a capital letter.
    Typing in block capitals is another, writing letters or signing cheques or documents with red ink...disgraceful.

    There....I've said it...flame away !!
     
  2. topcat

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    I DONT BELEIVE IT victor
     
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    I totally agree. Sometimes it's hard to read and comprehend what people are trying to say. Maybe they just don't know how to type and try to compensate.
     
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    How about green ink?-I use it a fair bit.:D
    It's probably as annoying as the current buzz words , e.g. 'transparent','robust','root and branch' etc.:eek:
     
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    No flaming away Buzz i totally agree with all you say,me old m8 :up:
     
  6. simply james

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    i think its the young ones that started all of that crap.
     
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    Said it all there m8!
    Seriously though it's the kids that started it on their mobiles trying to save money. When my son sends me a text it takes a while to de-code it. When my missus sends me a text it takes a while as well, but then again she is German and her spelling is terrible ;)
     
  8. andyhawkx3

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    When my misses send me a text, l'm usually out shooting, and it reads "Where the F R U" ....l understand.....but play dumb;):D
     
  9. Buzz

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    Andy, when I'm out shooting Jenny says "why did you miss that sitter?", because she's always with me !!!
     
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    They could save a lot more money just by TALKING to each other like we used to do.

    I don't think I said I couldn't decode it Milo, I just said I couldn't understand the need for it when typing on a keyboard.
     
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    soz m8 didn't mean to make thingh dificult 4 u

    i know what you mean though people cant be bothered to tupe stuff

    i mean you read some stuff and its just like WTF m8

    We sould all stop it 2day

    :p
     
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    Yush tel em oyl ta fug orf :D
     
  14. andyhawkx3

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    I was only joking before mate, the misses doesn't have a problem with me, going out shooting, as long as l have a shooting buddy with me, for my health & Safety reasons, i.e. back & knee's being quite dodgy these days:D....And l cannot understand, most of the texts l get, like you said we are just old gits....and we have to give way to the younger generation, its there world now..whether we like it or not...l say best of luck to them:)
     
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    u wsh chay

    al te bt m8 :up:
     
  18. andyhawkx3

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    Slow down, lm only learning, l'll try and answer that...BGWM UROK THX:D
     
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    ok lol

    is buzz in bed:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  20. andyhawkx3

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    IDK...This is giving me a head ache,...by the way have you sorted your FAC yet, just wondering
     

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