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to think that talking is a dying art and communicating by text and email is perfectly acceptable

(9 Posts)
WendyWithers Mon 21-Mar-16 08:22:05


MonkeyPJs Mon 21-Mar-16 08:23:55

I suppose it depends on how much you value non-verbal cues and nuance

EatShitDerek Mon 21-Mar-16 08:24:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sparklingbrook Mon 21-Mar-16 08:25:09

Need more information. depends who you are talking/not talking to.

MaidOfStars Mon 21-Mar-16 08:27:39

What shall we have for dinner? - perfectly acceptable text.

I feel like you might be struggling - requires face to face chat and careful observation of non-verbal cues.


Turquoisetamborine Mon 21-Mar-16 08:31:15

I have a stammer so I love this development. I'm absolutely terrible on the phone but better in person.

00100001 Mon 21-Mar-16 08:41:13

depends on context.

texting your mate to check what time they're getting to the pub, as you're already there and getting drinks - fine.
Texting your mate "How was ur day?" when they get to the pub - not great!

ilovesooty Mon 21-Mar-16 09:25:29

It depends on the context.
Quite a bit of misinterpretation goes on via text and email that could be avoided if people talked to one another.

Orangeanddemons Mon 21-Mar-16 09:28:53

I much prefer text or email. I hate talking, and hate people who talk too much.

Silence is golden....

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