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    The death of the English language.

    How annoying do you find reading posts where the users cannot be bothered to utilise the full size keyboard in front of them and instead uses mobile phone text?
    Spell checkers are freely available on the Internet.
    How much time do you save by typing fav instead of favourite?
    I use a few forums and this one without doubt has the highest amount of users who type in this manner,is it an American thing?

    A good example below.



    that gut who uses the mas had his Sig saying vista = virus' but its not if u have any sence u will have a firewall and a virus scanner and if ur not stupid enough to download virus.Axe ul be fine vista and microsft arnt perfect but hey 95% of accersoires are for pc. just about everything works even vista on a mac pc it works !!! and ppl wh use mac's assume every windows user has to reboot his pc every hour ! wrong end of story microsoft windows rules and ha mac's you cant right click nah nah

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    yeah i no it terribl init?
    PS3 now, sorry Wii. You gather dust.

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    Bah, I don't understand why people don't correct themselves when they clearly make a mistake (except people with Dix... which I can't even spell myself ). I suppose I just try to be a perfectionist with everything :/.. nevermind, I don't type properly on MSN tbh.. but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPing
    How annoying do you find reading posts where the users cannot be bothered to utilise the full size keyboard in front of them and instead uses mobile phone text?
    Relatively annoying at times, actually.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPing
    Spell checkers are freely available on the Internet.
    Quoted for truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPing
    How much time do you save by typing fav instead of favourite?
    A few hundred milli-seconds on average I guess.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPing
    I use a few forums and this one without doubt has the highest amount of users who type in this manner,is it an American thing?
    Not really actually, it's more about the age factor of WiiChat members. The average age of a WiiChatter is somewhere in the teens, I'm guessing somewhere around 14-16? And many teenagers have a mobile phone and some of them text message alot; so if you get my drift, you can see why some are posting like that.

    Note: I'm not saying all teenagers are like this, but quite a few are.
    Last edited by Riviet; 06-22-2007 at 06:31 AM.

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    WiiChat Member MaxPing's Avatar
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    Riviet nice post,i will hold my hand up here and admit the quote i used in the original post was from a U.K forum , i thought it demonstrated the my point well.
    The problem with young people getting into the habit of text typing is they will never learn how to spell properly, i am not trying to be smug here my spelling is crap and i use IESpell to correct my mistakes,since using my PC my spelling has improved and over the years IESpell seems to correct less and less.
    I would rather see someone typing the full word even if they got the spelling wrong than typing FAV.
    Last edited by MaxPing; 06-22-2007 at 06:41 AM.

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    i haet it wen ppl cant spll gud.



    I never add friend codes.

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    WiiChat Member MaxPing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiired
    Bah, I don't understand why people don't correct themselves when they clearly make a mistake (except people with Dix... which I can't even spell myself ).
    I only know one person who has dyslexia, i think a lot of people use it as an excuse,i cannot remember anyone at school having dyslexia, now if people cannot be bothered to learn they can just say i have dyslexia, its a cop-out.

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    WiiChat Member MaxPing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalmbrain
    i haet it wen ppl cant spll gud.
    The worrying thing is you probably think thats funny.

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    Senior Member Napalmbrain's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPing
    The worrying thing is you probably think thats funny.
    Meh, to be honest I think I could have done better.

    By the way, while we're on the subject of good English, it's "that's", not "thats".



    I never add friend codes.

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    @ROB64 - The longer you spend on this forum, the more you realise that Napalmbrain knows a lot about everything.


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    Yeah, it can get quite annoying after a while, simply because you put all your effort into decoding the message itself.
    I try my best to communicate with others in a clear and understandable way because thats when they can reply to me (hopefully) in the same way.
    But like Wiired said, I don't think about this when I am using MSN. It just makes it much faster.

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    worth remembering. - Bruce Lee


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