I think I'd rather chop my fingers off than start typing using abbreviations and acronyms (there are times where I actually have to Google what certain acronyms are, since I use them so rarely). Even when I'm texting/messaging, I'd rather send two or three to get my point across than shortening everything to get it to fit in one message.
I understand why people do it and don't have a problem with it, as long I can figure out what's being said. If not, then idk lol.
I have lots of trouble reading textwords, many times when someone "text words" me I have to look online what the "text words" are. Even if i have a cell phone it has the full qwerty keyboard buttons, so I just type the full words.
I find them much easier to read, instead of having to try to figure out what some one is trying to tell me - some times I do make that mistake and missread a "text word".
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instead of 'Catch 'em All' for me would be "gotta Pet 'Em All"
y r u askin i nvr use abbrvs unls i hav 2 go fast or anoy ppl lyk in dis thred
tbh I don't think I use much, but the lucrative 'lol' and 'idk' and stuff like that are unavoidable over the internet. Since internet is the one of the only places where abbrvs can be used, why waste them imo.
I rarely use abbreviations, if I do it's because I'm on the phone and have to send, fast, a short message with concrete information. Plus I have no idea how to do that in german and I think it looks terrible on spanish.
I type properly most of the time outside the occasional "lol" or "lmao". There are so many abbreviations and I only learned a lot of them this year. >_>; Even on the phone I'll try to write properly since it doesn't bother me to take a few seconds more out of my time to use proper grammar, haha. :(