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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)

marthamoo Thu 07-Sep-06 18:58:30

I type like cod when I'm drunk.

SherlockLGJ Thu 07-Sep-06 18:58:33

Ahem......... IOTA

That was a misquote surely, ??

marthamoo Thu 07-Sep-06 18:59:07

Nad aslo if I try to go too fats.

iota Thu 07-Sep-06 19:16:40


as used by newspapers and people trying to flog new books

dmo Thu 07-Sep-06 19:17:43

cant read any of that

SherlockLGJ Thu 07-Sep-06 19:18:42


How long have you been here ??

moondog Thu 07-Sep-06 19:34:38

Go Twig!!

MerlinsBeard Thu 07-Sep-06 19:39:56

can i be the first to yell CLIQUE

<<<runs for her life>>

rustybear Thu 07-Sep-06 19:43:30

Aoccdrnig to a rscheeahcr at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Was the researcher at Cambridge called Cod?

kiskidee Thu 07-Sep-06 19:48:01

a bunch of the usual suspects droning on about textspeak again. would be so funny if no newbie clicked on this thread at it stays a convo among yourselves.

Spatz Thu 07-Sep-06 19:56:53

Also with you, but have a sad feeling it's due to my age!

JennyLee Thu 07-Sep-06 20:02:31

Twiglett R u Noyed? I think your comments are gr8 got 2 stop it, text speek is blx

Also hate text speak but think its up to other people how they write

JennyLee Thu 07-Sep-06 20:03:02

Blandmum Thu 07-Sep-06 20:05:12

I think that while it is up to people to write how they see fit, it is also up to the reader to decide if they can be bothered to read the message.

I can't, at my great age, be bothered to 'translate' a message, unless it was vital.

(realise that my typos cause a problem, but I don't try to do them , if you see what I mean....normaly would write IYSWIM )

Twiglett Thu 07-Sep-06 20:33:29

at kiskidee .. yes it would

Californifrau Thu 07-Sep-06 20:36:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheRealCam Thu 07-Sep-06 20:48:20

I wish everyone would write their messages on scented tissue-lined Basildon Bond in italic hand-writing with a fountain pen, I don't really like these plain white box things with Times New Roman print on them.

coderoo Thu 07-Sep-06 20:48:55


coderoo Thu 07-Sep-06 20:49:12

oh adn yes happy birthday ot twig

3andnomore Thu 07-Sep-06 20:51:24


desperateSCOUSEwife Thu 07-Sep-06 20:51:30

NO not a newbie, I would rather text speak than that stupid slappy the sea lion arf and parp

those who do that should be in a circus juggling balls

TheRealCam Thu 07-Sep-06 20:52:31

Oh I say!

coderoo Thu 07-Sep-06 20:53:13

lol at sea lion
i like em

Lainey6 Fri 08-Sep-06 00:29:30


How do you know the text speak people are 'newbies'? Personally, I text all the time but do not understand some of the lingo (sorry is that to common a word for you to understand?) which my friends use but WHO CARES!!! The point gets across! If the newbies are annoying you so much then piddle(!) off to THE PEOPLES FRIEND website for all the oldies, stuck in their ways. GET A LIFE!!!

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 08-Sep-06 00:33:39

arf arf

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