For example a lot of them would post up - Well I was telling my DH about my US and happy.... Then another woman would post - Oh yes my DH felt the same...I went in for a NSP directed by my CLT but my DH stayed behind .... I got fustrated more so on - My DH.. I had no idea what on earth was their DH's ? Until Gary told me it meant - Darling Husband ....I was like what the heck? !!
My DH and my OB...The SCBU... ..my CS.. my US date..My CTL and my NSP..<-- these are jammed in with acronyms ( a LOT of over used and made up acronyms that I have never seen before ) and text speak which makes it almost impossible to read ...
I cannot stand the text speak when it is used on discusion boards ..I feel it should be left for the text messages to other phones ..It is laziness for most of the time ..I can understand a little of it but I am not great at reading text speak..
I understand so many will post using their phones, but thee is no need to use the constant text speak is there? I know a few on UM that post from their phones and they never use text speak.. ( thank goodness ) ...But in saying that, I have noticed the odd one here and there use nothing but text speak..and it was just unreadable ...
Sentences starting off with lower case letters and looking like - i knw dat god exists coz he ans my prayers, U pple R just in denial god spks 2 me all the tm god is gr8 IDK this for fct .i need no prf, U pple never look hard enough . <-- I read ( well tried to read ) something like this not that long ago..and I sat thinking - Why are you so darn lazy?... Do you honestly think people can get what you are saying and give you a reply? ..
I do not mind people starting some sentences with lower case letters.. I know they sare just typing quick, but at least their posts are still readable.. It is the type of example posted above I cannot read as well... And a lot of these words cut. done from pure bone idleness.. 4 letter words .. they drop a letter to shorten it..and sometimes 2 - 3 letter words shortened .. Is it too much to type the small words in full?
Acronyms I use myself.. Usually just the LOL..I do that normally and not think about it.. I used to use more.. Like - WTF? BTW? IMO FYI ? But ever since I saw too many over using and making more up that I couldnt understand.. Like IDK <-- I once had to as a member- What is IDK ? is it I do know? Or I don't know? Turns out it can be both !!...*shrugs* ...I hammered down on my own use of acronyms, and I try hard to type sentences in full and not cut corners ..
LOL is the only remaining on I will use and only do it becauise I dont want people to think I am that serious ! If I could get away from using that ..I would do it .....
Bare in mind.. I am not complaining about the use of acronyms and so on, because I understand the use of some ... I am just wondering if they go a bit far? Meaning too many made up and why so many?
Maybe I am over reacting...but I cannot help noticing how so many will be lazy and over use the acronyms / abbreviations and cram in too much text speak ...There are so many of these posted on various sites I cannot understand half of them
Do any of you feel the same or similar? Do you notice this too ?
Edited by Beckys_Mom, 30 April 2012 - 12:46 AM.