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Emmon Tue 30-Oct-12 11:30:44

AIBU to get really wound up by people writing "I don't no" online. Is it accepted text language or does it just mean the author cannot spell the word know?
Also when people write "I am not aloud" is that also text speak or just someone being thick?

bulletwithspookybatwings Tue 30-Oct-12 11:32:54

It's people being thick.

PandorasSocks Tue 30-Oct-12 11:33:54

Or teachers....

WorraLiberty Tue 30-Oct-12 11:34:12

I don't no wink

I think the most common mistake is probably 'loose' and 'lose'.

I typed the other day, "My waistband is getting loose"...and it looked so odd that I nearly changed it to 'lose' because I'm so used to seeing the spelling error.

Iheartpasties Tue 30-Oct-12 11:35:49

I cannot deciefer most txt speak, takes bloody ages for my brain to work it out.

complexnumber Tue 30-Oct-12 11:36:17

I typed the other day, "My waistband is getting loose"...

Stealth boast or what! wink

MrsWembley Tue 30-Oct-12 11:36:21

grin Worra!

I do that a lot - I mean, look at a word and wonder because I'm not used to seeing it written down correctly... Thank fuck for dictionaries, eh!

Iheartpasties Tue 30-Oct-12 11:36:25

decifer blush

missymoomoomee Tue 30-Oct-12 11:36:26

Or someone being dyslexic. Dh has to write things as he says them and gets laughed at and called thick by idiots with a superior attitude.

Everlong Tue 30-Oct-12 11:38:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Emmon Tue 30-Oct-12 11:38:22

Here are my other pet hates:

I might "loose" my job.
"Socail" services.
I need some "advise".

Honestly everyone does the odd typo, but some posts look like they have been written by Stevie Wonder with boxing gloves on.

I was actually called a "spelling snob" on another website recently. Now those who want to spell correctly are snobs? We should not be the ones justifying ourselves!

PumpkInDublic Tue 30-Oct-12 11:40:16

YANBU. I clicked this thread as some sort of self loathing act. Your title made me want to scream into a pillow.

I don't think they're thick. Lazy, maybe....

I blame Girls Aloud for the allowed/aloud thing.

EasilyBored Tue 30-Oct-12 11:42:46

I have a relative (by marriage) who writes in text speak. In a Scottish accent. It makes my eyes hurt.

MrsWembley Tue 30-Oct-12 11:45:24

How the fuck do you type in a Scottish accent?

WorraLiberty Tue 30-Oct-12 11:46:17

complex! grin

'Advise' and 'Advice'...that's definitely one of the most common I think.

MrsWembley Tue 30-Oct-12 11:46:19

No, no, don't worry, I've just about the Scots on here who do it.grin

MrsWembley Tue 30-Oct-12 11:46:55

thought blush

PumpkInDublic Tue 30-Oct-12 11:48:01

Set phasers tae malkie!

CatsRule Tue 30-Oct-12 11:48:45

I think a lot of people don't know the difference between there and their and your and you're!

--I previously assumed that it was younger people who make these mistakes but I have recently seen my mil using these incorrectly too!!--shock

ExitPursuedByAaaaaarGhoul Tue 30-Oct-12 11:49:34

of for have.

Makes me want to scream and slap.

(Isn't it decipher?)

Worra - is it just a baggy waistband or are you shedding?

weegiemum Tue 30-Oct-12 11:52:43

Maybe worra is trying to tell us she's lost her trousers?

WorraLiberty Tue 30-Oct-12 11:53:33

No idea Exit Lol

My DH is very literate and yet he just can't get his head around when to use 'to' and 'too'.

He's ok with 'two' though so that's something at least grin

WelshMaenad Tue 30-Oct-12 11:54:31

I used to share forum space with soneone who said "wat" instead of "what". It made me want to beat her to death with a dictionary.

MrsWembley Tue 30-Oct-12 11:55:35

<ouch emoticon>

iklboo Tue 30-Oct-12 11:59:41

Come to Pedants' Corner. You'll love it their they're there grin

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