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DragonTrainer
April 13th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Words like u and things like that, express it here!

Honestly, I think it makes the person look foolish >>

Lust
April 13th, 2005, 05:53 PM
I don't really mind it as long as it's only a couple of words but when it's more than that then it's really annoying.

Alex_
April 13th, 2005, 05:55 PM
I don't like it :\ If people are too lazy to spell the actual word then thats sad x.x But yeah its annoying :p

Kyogre-chan
April 13th, 2005, 06:02 PM
omg typin lik dis iz awsome cuz im pwn you all da kewl kids typ lyk dis coz itz cool lolz!!!!!11oneoneone

…In other words, it thoroughly annoys me. >>;

Miyu-chan
April 13th, 2005, 06:05 PM
It's kinda annoying. <<; I try to type as throughly as possible, and my eyes hurt reading that. o.x;

*post dedicated to Eli*

Snivi
April 13th, 2005, 06:06 PM
I will say it does tend to get on my nerves.

*~Ashley~*
April 13th, 2005, 06:08 PM
I greatly dislike it. x_x I try to use the best grammar I can. So when ppl tlk liek dis all da time, it just... makes me cringe >< And it makes it so much harder to read... it sometimes even hurts my eyes...

Sylphiel
April 13th, 2005, 06:56 PM
About the only thing I accept when it comes to chatspeak of any kind are some acronyms, especially the more common ones (like "lol"), since I tend to use those myself...

But anything other than that, anything like misspelled or shortened words or weird/long acronyms...no way. It hurts my brain, and also makes me wish the person who uses such stuff would go through a nice, strict grammar class.

Timbjerr
April 13th, 2005, 07:11 PM
i onlee typ liek dis wehn im sarcastically portraying n00bish behavior. XD I've actually found myself saying "lol" "OMG" "WTF" "XD" "PWND" and the like IRL, but I've never confused it with real English...I actually have some friends that used chatspeak in a major essay unwittingly. XD

Mr Cat Dog
April 13th, 2005, 10:47 PM
All my RL friends use it on MSN, and it annoys me so much! But I'm not going to wipe it all out or anything... if they want to type like that, then I can't stop them or anything... unfortunately XD

Allstories
April 14th, 2005, 10:40 AM
I hate it with a vengeance, but I'll still use it when I'm being ironic. OMGLOLZ.

Nine
April 14th, 2005, 11:30 AM
I'll say lol, wtf, etc, but words like "u", "r", etc, piss me off, really, how hard is it to type two extra letters?

Hantsuki
April 14th, 2005, 02:13 PM
I hate it greatly,I try to use the best grammar possible and if you do,it does help you spell better for school as well^^ the people who type those chat words..well,they are really lazy and they probably have bad spelling anyways >>

Sammi
April 14th, 2005, 02:40 PM
it's okay if used in little bits. Sometimes people feel lazy, and they just want to make things easier for them. if used in a little bit, it's okay with me. After a few, however, I don't like it as much. it just makes it hard to read. :/
And if I understand it. If I don't get it, I tend not to like it. xD

Kylie-chan
April 14th, 2005, 10:24 PM
I dislike it, but I respect that other people don't type as fast as me, or spend as much time as me on the net, so shorten that.
However, when people use it as a trend, I really hate it. It's not laziness, a disability, bad spelling and punctuation, etc. It's a stupid way to try and look cool and like a net junkie when all it does is make you look illiterate. @_@
Something my younger cousin said to me two days ago:
"Hey, have you got MSN Messenger?"
Bro: "Yeah, on both comps."
"Got an addy?"
Me: "No." [I lied. =x No one offline knows I have MSN, etc.]
So we got into a discussion 'bout the interactive communication side of the Internet.
Cousin: "Well you just HAVE to type in chatspeak to look cool."

That really ticked me off, but I was polite about it. x.x I just nodded and said people I'd seen post on forums mostly spoke in proper English. x_x

But chatspeak is annoying, and it's not so easy to decipher some of it. >< It also looks... stupid! X3

I take pleasure in reading and typing in proper English. [Well, my English isn't proper 'cause I leave out punctuation and put in too many smilies on purpose, but I can actually speak proper English and I'm actually quite good at it. @_@ Excuse the puffery. XP] It looks so beautiful, like an art form, to see words flowing out neatly, legibly, onto the screen...
*goes into a crazy rant*

Peekimon
April 15th, 2005, 12:19 AM
Chat Speak? Do you mean, wats ur name? OR something like that?
I dislike typing in that way too much. It's a bit irritating...
Although, I use: "btw", and "lol" a lot. I'l TRY restricting it to that. Unless, I'm too lazy too type. (Which happens "rarely"...)

Crystal Clair
April 15th, 2005, 06:14 AM
I'm totally in love with chatspeak. I love using it even though it makes me look like a n00b. It describes my excitement and it does get boring spelling words the same all the time. I get sick of proper English. I even speak like how I talk on the internet. For example, I'll tell my friend that Clair roxors me soxors. But people are used to it.
I think chatspeak can get annoying if it turns into 1337 talk. I have to translate it and all this other crap I dont have time to do.

Cherrim
April 15th, 2005, 12:10 PM
I hate it. Hate, hate, hate it. It makes someone look lazy and illiterate. Sadly, though, a lot of my friends and family (more like one cousin, actually) sometimes get on my case about using proper grammar all the time. o_O; They think it takes too long, but really, it's easier once you get the hang of it. For me, it takes too long to try typing in internet slang/chatspeak/whatever you want to call it. It takes too long for my mind to think of the best way to condense something.

I do, however, use some acronyms like "lol," "wtf," etc. I don't use those because I'm too lazy to type out the full expression, but I think of them more as a word all their own. For example, with "rofl," I'd never actually type "rolling on floor laughing" or anything like that. It's like a word that means "that's funny" to me. o_O; Same with lol, wtf, omg, etc. I don't really mean exactly what the acronym says, but just the sort of thing it implies. (Like "omg!" sounds a bit spazzy, random, or excited, so I use it in those situations. :O)

liek w00t im kool cuz i talk lyk dis all da time haha loooool *gags*

Pincushion
April 15th, 2005, 12:41 PM
It annoys me abit, but I can hack some sutff like 'kwl' and 'u', but when your talking like, 'Omg lk @ ur her' it doesn't make sence, but
im cool with it, I've never used it much though.

Lucid-Acid
April 15th, 2005, 01:21 PM
it seems to make people look less intellegent then they already are, n00bs use it, and it should be banned, I find it almost as annoying as leet. ><

TRIFORCE89
April 15th, 2005, 04:38 PM
I don't like it at all. It's awful and I hate it. It doesn't make the user look intelligent at all. I prefer proper grammar and spelling of course. However, I do use a few abbreviations. But nothing major. Usually just to demote any seriousness that might be unintentionally conveyed through the message (I use "Lol" to do that a lot). I use some smilies too, but I don't count those as chat lingo. I use OMG! occasionally. It's usually when a new Zelda trailer has come out and I'm spazzy and running throughout the house.

Grade 8, when I first got my computer all my "friends" would complain that I was typing the way I was. They would try to convince me that it was wrong and it was somehow a very serious offence in their eyes.

Proper grammar and spelling (or attempting to do so anyway) conquers all. Abbreviations to demote seriousness or attempt at portraying an emotion, as do smilies when I use them.

Draik
April 15th, 2005, 05:45 PM
I hate it. Hate, hate, hate it. It makes someone look lazy and illiterate. Sadly, though, a lot of my friends and family (more like one cousin, actually) sometimes get on my case about using proper grammar all the time. o_O; They think it takes too long, but really, it's easier once you get the hang of it. For me, it takes too long to try typing in internet slang/chatspeak/whatever you want to call it. It takes too long for my mind to think of the best way to condense something.

I do, however, use some acronyms like "lol," "wtf," etc. I don't use those because I'm too lazy to type out the full expression, but I think of them more as a word all their own. For example, with "rofl," I'd never actually type "rolling on floor laughing" or anything like that. It's like a word that means "that's funny" to me. o_O; Same with lol, wtf, omg, etc. I don't really mean exactly what the acronym says, but just the sort of thing it implies. (Like "omg!" sounds a bit spazzy, random, or excited, so I use it in those situations. :O)

liek w00t im kool cuz i talk lyk dis all da time haha loooool *gags*

Read the quote.
I loath it.
People are like:
r u redy 4 skool,
lol, u r a funny person XD
i am da koolist person.

So annoying!

Kacie
April 15th, 2005, 05:54 PM
I think it's very creative as long as it's not over done. I always take some time to write something to make it sound perfect to me but it was rare for me add that chat speak but still it can look really good as long as it's not over done like I said. (I might be just weird taking a long time to type.) :D

Shana
April 15th, 2005, 06:23 PM
A little bit is alright, but it kinda gets on my nerves. It makes you look st00pid. XD

Trikip
April 15th, 2005, 06:33 PM
It's really annoying, although I don't mind a "lol" now and then.

Kecleon_
April 15th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I hate chatspeak. The little things like an "lol" every now and then is fine, but excessive chatspeak is horrible. I hardly ever use "lol" though, I leave that work to the emoticons. I feel that if you can't take the time to fully type out what you want to say, then it's not worth taking the time to read.

Some people I know at school use chatspeak, and they say that now they even write on homework and other school things with chatspeak. All I can do is laugh at their misfortune.

I use a little bit of chatspeak when chatting on MSN, but only if the other person is doing it too. My typing style basically matches whomever I'm talking to on MSN. :p

Morkula
April 15th, 2005, 07:35 PM
I might let out an LOL or an OMG every now and then on MSN, but I usually use proper grammar. When I have people IM me with crap such as: "Liek OMG u r t3h suxxorz!!!111oneoneshiftelevenone1", I absolutely...
*Grinch impression*
Loathe entirely... :P

Dawson
April 16th, 2005, 04:09 AM
I despise it! Even when I'm making a text message on my phone, I always use correct spelling and grammar.

Esai
April 16th, 2005, 04:32 AM
It depends, mostly i use english, some times on MSN i use chatspeak, but thats not often... Normally its full-stops at the end that i forget XD

Oh and my phone has predictive text so i use proper english, its quicker XD

Jeremy
April 16th, 2005, 08:21 AM
It is 100% annoying. ><; Sweeties, I'm not easily annoyed, but come on,
"asl?"
"r u hawt?!"
"i no u r a grl!"
is just annoying. Short hand like "brb" or "lol" is perfectly find with me, but using chatspeak for words like "ur" "u" "r" "4" and use "no" inplace of "know" is just plain annoying, and pretty much shows your level of intelligence. >>
I'll understand if you're in a hurry and need to use chatspeak, I'm find with that.
I use chatspeak stuff like "w00t" "pwnz" "pwnage" once in awhile, but 90% of the time, I type like this.
Don't make me get started on typing everything in all caps. ><;

Alex_
April 16th, 2005, 08:22 AM
Gah, the dreaded "asl" I hate it >.<

Miyu-chan
April 18th, 2005, 03:07 PM
Congrats, 'tis poll of the week!

*STICKY*

Porygon
April 19th, 2005, 10:30 AM
Mwar, I talk the same way here as I do on chat, with full words as much as possible. Lol ans emoticons I overuse in both places, mwar.

Pikabloo
April 22nd, 2005, 04:03 AM
I use chatspeak myself, but I try my best not to overuse it. Excesive chatspeak on the other hand is increadibly annoying and sometimes hard to understand...

IceKitten
April 22nd, 2005, 04:22 AM
I don't have a problem with it if it's in IMs, beacuse you need to talk fast if you get limited on MSNM >>