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Old 05-12-2009, 02:19 PM   #21
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I think it started out on a small scale with instant messaging on computers. Then got really bad with the older phones where it took ages to type a sentence while texting. Then slowly migrated back to the internet. Texting is good for some environments, places and situations where you can't actually talk on the phone. But if you need to type so much that you have to condense 5 letter words into 2, or 3 words into a 3 letter acronym, then go some place where you can make the call. With these new phones typing is becoming really easy though, so maybe it will get better. What we need is a phone/web browser/IM Client that will auto correct condensed words and acronyms. It could be an option for the person receiving/reading the messages to enable, so if the person typing them doesn't care enough to write correctly, atleast the person that has to read the crap can do it without wanting to tear their eyes out.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #22
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Is condensing language for texting the cause of butchering spelling outside texting situations?

Nothing better than being in a room with all my teen aged nieces and nephews. clickity, clickity, click, click, tap, tap, tappity, click, tap....

Just friggin call them!
I like texting a whole lot more than actually talking to people. If I don't like something they said or it's something I don't want to deal with you can just not respond. Do that in a normal phone conversation and it gets awkward with possible repercussions.

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What we need is a phone/web browser/IM Client that will auto correct condensed words and acronyms. It could be an option for the person receiving/reading the messages to enable, so if the person typing them doesn't care enough to write correctly, atleast the person that has to read the crap can do it without wanting to tear their eyes out.
I disagree, I don't like the idea of technology masking the fact I'm dealing with a moron.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:57 PM   #23
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I think that someone should text him as being interested in his motor, but text in such as way and be so obscure in your word shortening that even he can't figure it out.

I would do it, but I don't text. Never have texted. Couldn't text on a bet.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:01 PM   #24
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I think that someone should text him as being interested in his motor, but text in such as way and be so obscure in your word shortening that even he can't figure it out.
I vote we just hand his number over to the folks at HMT and let them do a call-a-thon.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:06 PM   #25
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That is wicked funny. Are you in the Military or Employed by the Military? I was slated to go there when I was signed on as a Ct, but I crossrated to a non-spook type job. Pretty cool stuff.
I'm Army, "crossrating" (Navy term) to 35p from 35f (96b-98g in old MOS identifiers).

FRT - I've been to Persian Grill a few times, it's okay, I'm a little jaded when it comes to persian food from my cousins, who are half persian and have taken me to some of their local hangs in Houston. Something I noticed on the Persian Grill menu; there's a letter daal ( د ) with two dots beneath it, is that a farsi letter or a typo? If it's real, how's it pronounced? I thought I was privvy to the expanded Arabic alphabet but not after I saw that..

My favorite restaurant to go to is Paprika (was Tabouli when you were here), the prices are good, the food is good, and sometimes the other civilians inside aren't aware there's a language school up the street. They seem a little uncomfortable when you begin speaking Arabic with the owner.
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I like texting a whole lot more than actually talking to people. If I don't like something they said or it's something I don't want to deal with you can just not respond. Do that in a normal phone conversation and it gets awkward with possible repercussions.

That's one of the good things with text/email- it provides a barrier such that one can hide from their conversational partner. The disadvantage is that the hiding really doesn't help anything. Sooner or later you have to deal with them. If you don't ever have to deal with it/them again, then just tell 'em to **** off and be done with it.
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