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Dear Newbies ... If you could possibly stop typing in text speak and bringing down the tone of the neighbourhood

(103 Posts)
Twiglett Thu 07-Sep-06 18:36:18

we'd appreciate it

thank you

oh and by the way ... should have, could have, would have (not of)

WigWamBam Thu 07-Sep-06 18:36:48

<Cheers Twiglett on from the sidelines>

Feelingpants Thu 07-Sep-06 18:37:16

wot u on abt twiggy

AllieDelOllio Thu 07-Sep-06 18:37:16

what's text speak for bollocks? blxs?

mumatuks Thu 07-Sep-06 18:40:59

Couldn't agree more Twiglett... you took the words right out of my mouth.

Kidstrack Thu 07-Sep-06 18:41:49

i usually put a (x) at the end of my txts to friends and today on here i have done it twice! Ok have another x.

marthamoo Thu 07-Sep-06 18:44:44

Twig, you're either very brave or very foolhardy but I'll cheer quietly too (though I'm hiding behind you and wwb as I do).

marthamoo Thu 07-Sep-06 18:45:18

x is alright! I've been known to put the odd x when I'm feeling affectionate.

motherinferior Thu 07-Sep-06 18:45:25

<very quietly hides behind MM>

aitch71 Thu 07-Sep-06 18:46:21

thank god somebody has said it. without wishing to sound like a crashing snob (which i do realise makes me sound like a crashing snob), text speak is very difficult to read and to understand and one of the best things about mumsnet is the fact that people here try to express themselves in an amusing and inclusive manner.

aitch71 Thu 07-Sep-06 18:47:10

well, apart from cod.

marthamoo Thu 07-Sep-06 18:48:47

I don't think we can do much about codspeak - braver people than us have tried and perished in the attempt.

mumatuks Thu 07-Sep-06 18:49:36

LOL Marthamoo..

AmandaP Thu 07-Sep-06 18:49:38

Okay, well while we're at it, here goes....

It is out OF the door, not out the door, etc

<<she ducks quickly and sticks her fingers in her ears>>

SherlockLGJ Thu 07-Sep-06 18:49:42

Text speak IMO, smacks of a sever lack of education and articulation.

Carmenere Thu 07-Sep-06 18:49:53

Much as I deplore the elitist attitude that this kind of post enforces , I hate text-speak, so I support you Twig.

SherlockLGJ Thu 07-Sep-06 18:50:12

severe even.

Gizmo Thu 07-Sep-06 18:51:55

I sometimes entertain myself by attempting to text friends a la Cod. It's surprisingly hard to do without the aid of a few glasses of wine...

iota Thu 07-Sep-06 18:52:19

I'll just quote Carmenere

"I deplore the elitist attitude that this kind of post enforces"

motherinferior Thu 07-Sep-06 18:54:51

I think - have been thinking this a while, actually (I don't get out much) - that sites like this are very interesting precisely because people post on them with such very different ideas about writing and communication. There's a lot of really very sophisticated writing and word-play here (especially with, for instance, Christmas names).

motherinferior Thu 07-Sep-06 18:55:29

(That's not the only reason I find MN interesting, btw. V flabby writing there .)

trinityrhino Thu 07-Sep-06 18:55:47

cheering twiglett also

FillyjonktheFluffy Thu 07-Sep-06 18:56:19

round here its "out the door"...

SherlockLGJ Thu 07-Sep-06 18:57:06


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FillyjonktheFluffy Thu 07-Sep-06 18:58:09

actually, no, its-

"aht tha dhur, like.".

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