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Text messages serve a purpose of quick communication. I agree that people do tend to use it excessively, to say the least. :P

Although, there are hazards.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 13:20: Message edited by: *i ]

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quote:
Originally written by Johnny The Horse.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

o wll, i gss i cn tlk lik ths nw, cz it shrtr thn typin th whol wrd, does ths mak me mor advnced?
No. The opposite.

Do you think you could of detected sarcasm?
:rolleyes:

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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Also, leet isn't another language; it's merely an alternate, idiotic alphabet for English.
What's more, certain "characters" require more typing than the original. (H -> |-|? What the crap is that about?) It's pretty much a way for dumb kids to act like morons in Inter-public.

Regarding Internet shorthand, it should be used with discretion. Removing all the vowels from every word is overkill. Using the well-known abbreviations for the more common words or phrases makes sense, I suppose, but trying to change around the entire language for the sake of "making things more convenient" can truly have the opposite effect (like when people can't understand what the hell you're trying to say).

That said, there's nothing wrong with typing everything out, either. I personally just hate using/seeing that kind of shorthand. I only use it when taking notes on a computer, and that's pretty rare.

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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Do you think you could of detected sarcasm?
:rolleyes:

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could of
Oh, the irony.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Do you think you could of detected sarcasm?
:rolleyes:

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could of
Oh, the irony.

Haha. Burnt. Frankly, it was of such low wit, I assumed you were being serious, Xel.

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Pft!

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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Pft!
Now, are you making a kitten's hissing noise, spitting noise, or weird abbreviation for a word?

This is a place where you could've typed more than 4 characters if you wanted to express yourself.

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I thought the link *i provided was rather amusing, yet sad. I'd never be so busy as to be constantly communicating with other people, let alone lose sense of my surroundings.

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quote:
Originally written by *i:

Although, there are hazards.
This is funny, in that kind of "I weep for humanity" way. I mean, put down the phone. Not that difficult.

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Hah. The fools need better awareness. Nalyd is proud to say that he can walk to school and back without ever looking up from his book.

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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

quote:
Originally written by *i:

Although, there are hazards.
This is funny, in that kind of "I weep for humanity" way. I mean, put down the phone. Not that difficult.

What I'm concerned about is people who do that when they're driving. Putting up padding won't help at all in that case. And there are plenty of people who text while they're driving.

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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Pft!
Now, are you making a kitten's hissing noise, spitting noise, or weird abbreviation for a word?

This is a place where you could've typed more than 4 characters if you wanted to express yourself.

:mad:

[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 13:23: Message edited by: Xel'Raga ]

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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

(censored)!
:mad:

Fair warning: some of us consider that offensive.

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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

(censored)!
:mad:

Fair warning: some of us consider that offensive.

Some of us swallow paper clips, but I will edit that post.

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Looks like someone may need a:

IMAGE(http://realonomics.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/chill-pill.jpg)

:)
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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

(censored)!
:mad:

Fair warning: some of us consider that offensive.

Some of us swallow paper clips, but I will edit that post.

Not the most tactful fellow, are you?

*sigh*

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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Looks like someone may need a[n]:

--Icky picture--
:)

I dislike that phrase so much. It's as common as it is because it rhymes. I think we should have "calm-down crowns" instead, and then we can all pretend to be princesses at the same time. Or princes, if you're into that.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 03:55: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Maybe that's how you freaks do things in England, but here in America, princes and princesses are unpatriotic. We prefer drugs. Delicious, overpriced drugs.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 08:19: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

(censored)!
:mad:

Fair warning: some of us consider that offensive.

Some of us swallow paper clips, but I will edit that post.

Not the most tactful fellow, are you?

*sigh*

In my experiance Xel, certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject, no matter what you try. With him, sarcasm is not only dead, but buried under a concrete bunker and surrounded by tactical nuclear mines.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 08:47: Message edited by: Jeran Korak ]

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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

(After a wonderful, wonderful quote pyramind): In my experiance Xel, certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject, no matter what you try.
This is why irony is dead.

Jeran, please, before you hit that post button, re-read what you've typed. Read it through as if it were somebody else's post. I think that might be a good thing for you.

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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

In my experiance Xel, certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject, no matter what you try. With him, sarcasm is not only dead, but buried under a concrete bunker and surrounded by tactical nuclear mines.
You sound pretty sure. I guess you must be right. :rolleyes:

Pretty sure Nikki got the gist of what's going on here. Maybe you should try it.

AND you spelled experience wrong.

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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

(censored)!
:mad:

Fair warning: some of us consider that offensive.

Some of us swallow paper clips, but I will edit that post.

Not the most tactful fellow, are you?

*sigh*

In my experiance Xel, certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject, no matter what you try. With him, sarcasm is not only dead, but buried under a concrete bunker and surrounded by tactical nuclear mines.

In my experience, I shouldn't take advice from strangers :P

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quote:
Jeran: ...certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject...
Not really, changing the subject of a thread happens quite often here if you didn't notice. :P

quote:
Nikki: I dislike that phrase so much...
I usually say "sedative," which momentarily makes the other person quiet.

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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I usually say "sedative," which momentarily makes the other person quiet.
Is that silence usually followed by a tapestry of swearing and your mom jokes? :P

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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Maybe that's how you freaks do things in England, but here in America, princes and princesses are unpatriotic. We prefer drugs. Delicious, overpriced drugs.
Yay America! ^_^

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