Shelved by: Laither on 2012-04-26 | Source
Hahahaha I can smell that burn from here lol
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That was very lolable
u is a correct way of spelling you in texting. If all I have to transmit is short chunks of information with one or two thumbs typing, I'm not going to bother with anything except the meaning.
If you're going to be a grammar nazi, at least bother to use commas. Otherwise you just make an ass of yourself.
u is not a word, texting or not. Especially when you have a fully functional qwerty keyboard that every phone made after 1995 has. Stop being lazy.
Correct, it's not a word.
However, there is still such a thing as text limits. If you're on Pay As You Go you're generally very careful to make sure your text fits into one message or it'll cost you more. And at 14p a text on most providers (naturally, in the UK) it can get pretty expensive if you accidentally go over by one letter.
And also, not everyone has a qwerty keyboard phone. Mine does! But I'm the only one out of all of my friends and most of my family.
People still pay for texts? I and most people i know (In Australia) have plans with unlimited texts and no charge per text :S
I guess so, I don't know how anybody can text at all without an unlimited plan. But more to my main point, Seriously? how do people still not have qwerty phones, throw away that 1994 nokia already. Okay this has turned into me trying to make a point that nobody agrees with.
Should have hit reply under my name, as it was something that was responding to my comment.
If I recall correctly, qwerty phones were not around in 1995 anyway. I'm pretty certain of this, and that they really came in circulation (as in, people started to but) 2009 onwards.
I'm pretty certain of this, because my friends', mum's, sisters', brothers' and mine until recently were bought - NEW - after 2007 and they do not have qwerty keyboards.
Your statement of "Especially when you have a fully functional qwerty keyboard that every phone made after 1995 has" is false.
As it stands, even why I did have a phone without the qwerty keyboard, I still tried to type out in full. I hate text talk (like the 'm8' 'h8' stuff)
yeah, clicked the wrong name. Sorry about that. And I wasn't stating 100% fact, just an exaggeration about how old non-qwerty phones are. I can't really say it makes sense for anybody to buy a phone without one at this point. Also I agree, text talk is terrible.
Qwerty phones are also more expensive and less reliable. My old Nokia 3310 still works (back up phone) whilst my new Nokia C6 has all kind of problems.
Yes, there are plans with unlimited texts.
But there are also people who chose Pay as You Go because it works out to be cheaper for them.
I'll use myself as an example; I only went on contract about a year and a half ago. Why? Because I was using £5 of credit in 3 months, and thus paying £20 a month for it seemed pointless to me.
Just because slang isn't in a common dictionary does not demote it from being a word.
fo sho brah, i totes get what you saying now.
For someone being anal about spelling in a text (I will agree that it's perfectly acceptable to use abbreviations such as 'u' in a text, but I disagree with it being correct) it is odd that their sentence structure is so bad.
It's not so odd if you consider that spelling nazis are just individual examples of the Dunning-Kruger effect, which this post is an archetypal example of:
*No capitalization of the OK acronym; *interrogative sentence is ended with declaritive punctuation instead; lists are not properly listed with semicolons; *no punctuation at the end of list; lack of comma in a parenthetical phrase. And that's only her first text.
It kinda gets me, cause it's just a bit of a dick thing to do really, when someone is that upset.
I agree with your point. But this bitch isn't contracting words for efficiency, she's just a stupid bitch.
I know this is super old, but nothing like opening up old wounds. Please do not ever try to make "u" a word. You! make me sick asshole
How is it that people find stuff like this AND stuff making fun of grammar nazis funny? Wait, isn't there a word for this? Hypocrite, maybe?
As a member of the Grammar Nazi Guild, I have to say that it's not at all hypocritical to laugh at victims of your fellow GNs while also being able to laugh at your own anal retentive-ness.
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They missed "you" between "until" and "you're*".