Im sori I dnt actually speak like that but being a student and a normal 24yr old who admittitly is addicted to her Phone i do lapse and more often than not revert to forgetting to add a letter to make my words complete. I do not deem this as lazy nor ignorant and i dnt feel that my abbreviations are that different from using DS, DH and FIL on here. I have been told that to use such 'txt spk' or to not write my words completley i will be hated on mumsnet. So am i being unreasonable if i forget my stupid letters?? Think bloody not! Ps, am crap at spelling, does mean im thick though does it
I have to admit to finding text speak and other mangling of the English language hugely irritating, on account of being an old fart . So I wouldn't normally choose to read posts that are written in it. I guess it depends how much you want to be accepted and taken seriously?
I think it's just what is the norm on mumsnet, HailStorm. It's not thought of as 'lazy' or 'ignorant' and I don't know where you get the idea you will be 'hated' - who told you that?
Textspeak is harder to read in great big long posts - it's fine for short messages on a phone, but not lines and lines on a computer screen.
So if you want to join in and get along with people, it's probably best to fit in with the norms. If you don't want to, then that's fine, too. There are other forums which dont mind textspeak. It's a bit like going to a party and listening to the conversation and working out what is acceptable and what isn't, to the group.
No you're not thick. I've been told this on here because I admitted to dropping my h's! You will get this sometimes on here, don't let it bother you (or pick apart any criticisers posts for grammar etc).
Not everybody understands text speak and so what is the point? Besides text speak came about due to a limited number of keys and space for messages, MN has neither of these limitations. I don't even use text speak on my phone, awful awful and stupid.
Right....so HailStorm hears from her friend that txtspk is not usually acceptable on mumsnet, and her firstpost is defensive and difficult to read.
It's not the attitude of someone who wants to make friends, is it?
It's like someone telling me that their local pub has a dress code. So I shove the doors open with my shoulders, dressed in something scruffy, shouting 'I hear you lot don't like people who don't dress up!!!'