In Short

What’s with our passion for abbreviations? And why is “abbreviations” such a long word?

In my opinion, it’s rude to not spell out entire words. The only time I use chatspeak is when someone isn’t worth my time. For example, if I were going to write a breakup letter, it might look like this…

Sup Ex,

Yes, u hurd me… U r my ex now. We r thru. It’s ur fault. U shouldn’t have wlkD away aftr our fyt. Y did u leaV? Y did u do dis 2 me? F u reply 2 dis letta, I dnt care f u say u will BRB or BBL. The fact is dat u rly said TTFN. Omg. I m seriS. I m nt LOL… nor m I ROFL or LMAO… I m nt evn ROFLMFAO. IMO, I honestly <3’d u. U wr my qt. U made me say ILY. U hurt me. WTG, jerk. FML.

I wish I knu the 411. Nt every1 n the wrld has ESP. It all hapnd so fast… 1 day I was @ the comp, but thN, I went AFK to cum vzit u. And as I went n 2 ur home, wut did I c? I saw u and ur other luvr. I wuz ^set. I almst had a AVE, BLVD, RD, ETC… I jst had 2 get 4, 4 away. The runN made me lose a lot of lbs (IE. APPROX 2).

@ home, my ETA wuz 4:00 PM. I prolly ran @ a pace of a billion MPH. Not dat u care tho. U always had a lo IQ. N e wA, here’s the surpriz: I filmd u cheatin on me. LOL! Take dat! Would u like a copy in VHS or DVD? Uhh… well… no 1 rly uses a VCR n e mor, but I’ll gladly make a VHS 4 ur parNts. Yes, dey gt a copy. ROFL. FYI, now u r the 1 dat is SOL. Dey will gt 2 watch evry sec of it. The day I send it is TBA. Liv n’ fear!

O, no need 4 thx… I’ll gladly say yw n advance.
RSVP 4 ur doom ASAP! (BYOB)

RIP,
Ur Ex Luvr

PS: FU

Blah. That actually took more effort than writing the full words.

I think I’ll simply ditch the shortcuts and cutesy initials. In terms of communication and a clearer exchange of ideas, it’s better PR.

135 Comments Add yours

  1. Normal? Haha you don't want your own category? 😀

  2. Tammie says:

    seriously. I dont have it!!!

    And I love non-abbreviated blogs. So nice to read proper english for a change.

  3. Gillian says:

    Lmao yeah I guess I can't blame you. 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    Mm, yeah, guess I can’t blame you. 😛

  5. Allie says:

    ..You miss me? We've been talking on AIM pretty much everyday now, Justin. LOL. *facepalm*

  6. Lee says:

    :O You saw it!! How embarrassing!
    LOL, a smartass… I can't tell if that's a compliment or an insult. I've experienced both ways. D:

  7. April says:

    I write some abbreviations, common ones, but not that way! Gosh, it will take me time to figure out what she/he is telling me.

  8. Merete says:

    Hi 🙂 Sorry for the late comment back. I have been on a long boattrip.

    Yeah, I'll try that out xp sup?

  9. Greg says:

    I didn't understand one word of that!
    Haha

    I'll have 2 TRYY ND SP3LL LiiKe totalliee normal fae now on! Ken?!

    Ok that wasnt funny?! 😮

    Bye

  10. Lillie says:

    LOLOLOL. I got a bit excited from reading that. I almost typed everything in caps O_O" BUT ANYWAY.

    I<3U. Id tek me hours 2 rite all dat ^.

    btw. "I honestly <3'd u." = I honestly ballsacked u.

    kekkee ^___^

    & If I caught every excited idiot who fell off the drop off, I'd have a back problem. AND WHAT IF THE PERSON WHO DROPPED OFF WAS A BIT OVERWEIGHT.

    You know what they say:
    Fatty and Skinny slept on a bed.
    Fatty rolled over, now skinny is dead.

    *cough* Okay, maybe only I say that. BUT, I make a good point D:

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