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post #1 of 37
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...not "u."

Am I alone in this? It makes my teeth itch whenever I see people replacing you with u or are with r. Urrrgh.
post #2 of 37
i say "u" all the time, and "yer" "fer" "ther" etc
got a problem w/ that???
too bad

its stupid to get worked up over it...its not like i really write like that...just too lazy to mess w/ that sh*t online.
in the real world, im perfectly correct grammatically, so makes no difference (although i admit to almost putting a couple "u"s in a paper or 2 )
its just simple shorthand dude--get used to it
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post #3 of 37
Things that bother me:

Irregardless - It's not a word! Stop using it!
I and Joe/Me and Joe - Don't you remember from 4th grade English you're supposed to mention yourself last? Maybe it was 3rd grade.
"I'm so stressed out!" - So is everybody else. Should WE feel sorry for YOU?
"I'm so tired." - Here's a new concept: Go to bed earlier, or take naps. If you have time to yak on the phone or play video games (or the AI Message Boards), you have time for those too.

Ah, I feel better now.
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post #4 of 37
lets see...what pisses me off??
stupid people suck
they should all die--or at least not allowed to breed
they are sending this society down the tubes--too many weak people are allowed to continue in their miserable existance, which leads the dilution of the already pathetic genepool...

oh, and i hate cows too
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post #5 of 37
Pet peeves:

your v. you're - "your" is possesive, "you're" is a conjunction of "you" and "are"

their v. there - "There dog is brown." idiots

ur v. your - "ur" doesn't even ****ing SOUND like "your"

To a lesser extent the use of "He and I" and He and Me" type stuff. Rule of thumb: Take off the "he and" to make sure it sounds right.

"They invited her and me to the party." - correct
"They invited her and I to the party." - incorrect

It's not just nit-picking it's a matter of clarity. I can speak in shorthand as well that doesn't make it acceptable.
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post #6 of 37
I hate all people that aren't as good as me.
post #7 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>I hate all people that aren't as good as me.</strong><hr></blockquote>

damn straight

(it's tough not being stupid...)
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post #8 of 37
My list runs too long...
post #9 of 37
Anybody who doesn't like you=u and are=r and for=4 and so on, probably doesn't like TAFKAP.
post #10 of 37
Your probably write.
post #11 of 37
'scates, i new u wuz gonna say sumpin like dat
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post #12 of 37
A lot of times I use u and stuff like that... what's so bad about it?
post #13 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>A lot of times I use u and stuff like that... what's so bad about it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

if u use "u," then u are a lazy bastard and deserve to die a long and painful death
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post #14 of 37
I don't like to pronounce my words in public. Usually I just kind of grunt and point, that's ok because people get my point.

I also shit on grass in public. I don't really see what difference it makes, it's not hurting anyone.
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post #15 of 37
If you want your arguments and points to be taken seriously and if you want people to think that maybe you aren't a middle school girl then you should seriously consider spelling words out and possibly even spelling them correctly.

It's 'ur' choice, of course.
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post #16 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>If you want your arguments and points to be taken seriously and if you want people to think that maybe you aren't a middle school girl then you should seriously consider spelling words out and possibly even spelling them correctly.

It's 'ur' choice, of course.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Amen! You have an education, so use it!

In defense of abbreviations on forums and the like, however, I see a purpose for things like:

IMHO, BTW, & definitely WYSIWYG. Do you all agree that THOSE are okay?
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post #17 of 37
Acronyms are fine. Using single characters in place of words bothers the hell out of me.

I hate:
u (you)
ur (you're)
4 (for)
More than two exclamation marks (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) except when it's something so freakin' awesome you're in shock.
fsck (if you can't get around the filter, you don't deserve to swear )
whut
tho
Lots and lots more that I know exist but can't remember.
post #18 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>Acronyms are fine. Using single characters in place of words bothers the hell out of me.

I hate:
u (you)
ur (you're)
4 (for)
More than two exclamation marks (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) except when it's something so freakin' awesome you're in shock.
fsck (if you can't get around the filter, you don't deserve to swear )
whut
tho
Lots and lots more that I know exist but can't remember.</strong><hr></blockquote>

i only use one on yer list--gonna have to try out some of the others...
and educations are way overrated--its what u know that matters--and in my case, its science--so what if i abbreviate?? have u ever seen doctors writing?? they abbreviate everywhere they can, cause they dont have time to mess w/ petty sh*t like writing...
and noone questions their education or knowledge.
big deal if some people choose to shorten what they type--its stupid to get pissy over such a trivial issue...

but on the other hand, its good that people in this world are back to normal...back to bitching and complaining about stupid and useless sh*t instead of real issues and complaints...
God forbid that complaints have relevance to reality...or at least something significant to real society outside of our cushioned and pampered little lives...
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post #19 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>

if u use "u," then u are a lazy bastard and deserve to die a long and painful death</strong><hr></blockquote>

Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
post #20 of 37
[quote]<strong>have u ever seen doctors writing?? they abbreviate everywhere they can, cause they dont have time to mess w/ petty sh*t like writing...</strong><hr></blockquote>

You don't have time, gomer? Right.

Doctors write that way on charts in a high pressure environment. I don't see many medical journals that say. "Next your going to get ur petri dish then u put teh culture in..."
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post #21 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>

You don't have time, gomer? Right.

Doctors write that way on charts in a high pressure environment. I don't see many medical journals that say. "Next your going to get ur petri dish then u put teh culture in..."</strong><hr></blockquote>

exactly, but they still use abbreviations, and u dont question them. so whats the big deal? maybe what they have to write down has a bit more substance to it, but they still write shorthand--they get their point accross, and thats the point. simple, huh? as long as u get yer point accross, who the f*ck cares how they did it?? when im communicating in real life, when it matters, i get my point accross just fine...
but online...
kinda funny how stupid this whole conversation really is.......
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post #22 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>lets see...what pisses me off??
stupid people suck
they should all die--or at least not allowed to breed
they are sending this society down the tubes--too many weak people are allowed to continue in their miserable existance, which leads the dilution of the already pathetic genepool...

</strong><hr></blockquote>


Brutal Juice, brutal...and I thought I was harsh. Anyway, I'd settle for a Tsunami hitting Hollywood and the surrounding area...or maybe a sign of consciousness from the news media and entertainment industry as a whole. I can dream....


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post #23 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>I hate all people that aren't as good as me.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I must be nice not to hat many
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post #24 of 37
I think anyone that uses "ne1" instead of "anyone" should have their toe hair pulled out.
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post #25 of 37
I know that none of you actually write out "the limit of the sum of the quantity of x minus one to the nth power as n approaches infinity" ( I don't even know if that'll work out, I'm trying to avoid thinking about calculus tonight). What's the big deal about abbreviations?

I usually don't abbreviate even online except in chats, and that's just because of time.
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post #26 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>I think anyone that uses "ne1" instead of "anyone" should have their toe hair pulled out.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, that one annoys me too.
post #27 of 37
WTF?! AFAIK that's fine. OTOH it annoying.

ROTFLMAO

All dis shit bout gramir en crap. Wut bull. I ain't got no need for no english!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #28 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>WTF?! AFAIK that's fine. OTOH it annoying.

ROTFLMAO

All dis shit bout gramir en crap. Wut bull. I ain't got no need for no english!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL, nice murbot.
post #29 of 37
I saw my absolute worst example of all the above earlier this year.

I had just seen "Hannibal" (ugh...) and a day or so later, I'm poking around the web and I end up going to an AOL Internet chat thing, divided by categories. I scroll down to the movies section and saw a "Hannibal" room, so, curious if others were as grossed out and disappointed as I was, I clicked on it...thinking I would be in for some good conversation and film critique.



OHMIGOD. It was as if every smart-ass 15 year old in the western hemisphere were all there, holding court and, by all appearances, having a Championship Slangathon.

I swear to God, I may has well stumbled across a Chinese poetry room or "Abstract Nuclear Theory Made Easy 101" because I didn't know ANYTHING that was being said.

In the space of about 3 minutes, I gathered, between the insults and the invitations to "sUck mY dIckz!!!", that Hannibal was "like, TOTALLY ****in' GROSS and shit..." and so forth.

I was not right for several weeks afterward and I even came to doubt my place in the universe.

post #30 of 37
You know what pisses me off?
PEOPLE WHO BITCH ABOUT SPEECH MANNERISMS!(sp?)
Seriously folks, if it werent for TV everyone would speak a different dialect any ways, language is not meant to be fixed down, it evolves and changes.

If you ask me we should all grunt more, efficiency is king eh?
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post #31 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I saw my absolute worst example of all the above earlier this year.

I had just seen "Hannibal" (ugh...) and a day or so later, I'm poking around the web and I end up going to an AOL Internet chat thing, divided by categories. I scroll down to the movies section and saw a "Hannibal" room, so, curious if others were as grossed out and disappointed as I was, I clicked on it...thinking I would be in for some good conversation and film critique.



OHMIGOD. It was as if every smart-ass 15 year old in the western hemisphere were all there, holding court and, by all appearances, having a Championship Slangathon.

I swear to God, I may has well stumbled across a Chinese poetry room or "Abstract Nuclear Theory Made Easy 101" because I didn't know ANYTHING that was being said.

In the space of about 3 minutes, I gathered, between the insults and the invitations to "sUck mY dIckz!!!", that Hannibal was "like, TOTALLY ****in' GROSS and shit..." and so forth.

I was not right for several weeks afterward and I even came to doubt my place in the universe.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, AOL/AIM chatrooms are the worst. I don't think anyone in them knows how to speak English correctly.
post #32 of 37
I thought I was the only one!

I hate it when people say...

"newho"
"what's his face" When you say something like this, usually you remember the face, but not the name, so you say "what's his name". Why would you say "what's his face"?
"wut"
"eva"
"b" instead of "be". Not that much extra effort people.
"2"
"4"
"kno"

AHH!

Sample from this girl's profile I know:

When u die, u leave behind a memory. whether that memory b good or bad,u'll kno not till that day comes, but no matter wut, remember that u had enuf impact on a person's life2leave a memory at all, b it good or bad. I hope someone remembers me.

God help us!

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post #33 of 37
She needs a smack.
post #34 of 37
My girlfriend is starting to get REALLY annoying with the way she talks online. She's doing love as Wuv, nothing as nuffinz and so on. I tell her how retarted it is but she just doesn't care.
post #35 of 37
[quote]When u die, u leave behind a memory. whether that memory b good or bad,u'll kno not till that day comes, but no matter wut, remember that u had enuf impact on a person's life2leave a memory at all, b it good or bad. I hope someone remembers me.<hr></blockquote>

And you know, for what it's worth, I think I will always remember that girl. As luck would have it, probably not the way she wants, though.
post #36 of 37
I think most people enjoy utilizing occasional slang, abbreviations or obscenities. However, I am concerned that many people today communicate in a degenerate manner by relying too heavily on these non-standard forms of English. No, that is not the evolution of the language. Call it the disintegration of clear, descriptive communication into a vague, lowest common denominator form of dialogue.

What irritates me is when people constantly cheapen or minimize their message with "kinda" and "sorta". These slang terms originated from the phrases "a kind of" and "a sort of". I kinda feel this...or it sorta tastes like that... It's a way, I think often based on laziness, to avoid accurately describing what you really mean.

I'll finish with a quote from my 14 year old nephew: dat's kinda ghetto!

post #37 of 37
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>
I had just seen "Hannibal" (ugh...) and a day or so later, I'm poking around the web and I end up going to an AOL Internet chat thing, divided by categories. I scroll down to the movies section and saw a "Hannibal" room, so, curious if others were as grossed out and disappointed as I was, I clicked on it...thinking I would be in for some good conversation and film critique.



OHMIGOD. It was as if every smart-ass 15 year old in the western hemisphere were all there, holding court and, by all appearances, having a Championship Slangathon...I was not right for several weeks afterward and I even came to doubt my place in the universe.

</strong><hr></blockquote>


*LOL* Yes, definitely teenagers who can't speak (or write) English...that annoys the hell out of me, 2 G-Money. Every time I see some lilly-white kid in his baggy jeans and sketchers walking around, speaking as if he went to the Snoop Dawg School of "Gramma 'n Sheeit", it makes want to puke. Why can't suburban white kids rebel like they used to -- drive their friends' fathers' sports car without permission, trash someone else's house with a bitchin' party, bribe some college kid into buying a couple six packs and calling it "a party." Heheh...

Luckily these snoop-dick wannabeez always makes me think of that Collin Mockery (sp?) beeyotch from Whose Line it be Anyway...he once did an outstanding ebonic immitation by saying, quite eloquently:

"Yo yo yo from the hood!"

Pure Genius. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

[ 12-02-2001: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
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