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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

U have to admit, that it would save posting time, if one posts all ones posts using text messaging.

You are kidding there, aren't you?

From what I know, the SMS lingo that's being used was initially used mainly to reduce the number of characters one has to type to send a message. SMS has a limit of 160 characters, so back then, these short forms were being used so that one could type more words in one SMS. And the earlier generations mobile phones aren't like what we have nowadays where we can type one long SMS and it'll manage all the splitting into multiple 160-character SMSes when sending and then merging them back into one SMS when you receive it. Another reason is that typing on a phone keypad using just one thumb (or two) is not as easy and quick as typing on a keyboard. So, people tend to be lazy or creative and find shortcuts. Plus, SMS wasn't cheap at first.

So how much time is there to save when by typing u instead of you, r instead of are, and gr8 instead of great in one long message? 10, 20, 30 seconds? And try to read the above paragraph in SMS lingo.

Frm wat I noe, de SMS lingo dats being used was initially used mainly 2 reduce de no of chars 1 has 2 type 2 send a msg. SMS has a limit of 160 chars, so back den, dis short forms were being used so dat 1 cud type mo words in 1 SMS. n de earlier gen mobile fone r not like wat v hv nowadays where v can type 1 long SMS n it ll manage all de splittin in2 multiple 160char SMS when sendin n den mergin dem bck into 1 SMS when u rcv it. Another reason is dat typin on a fone kpd usin jst 1 thumb (or 2) is not as ez n quick as typin on a kbd. So, ppl tend 2 b lazy or creativ n find shortcuts. Plus, SMS wasn't cheap at 1st.

Guess what? I think I spent more time typing that than the original version!

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Guess what? I think I spent more time typing that than the original version!

u need 2 practice more.

13. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting Hien

Guess what? I think I spent more time typing that than the original version!

u need 2 practice more.

No thanks. I am neither in need of the few seconds that might be saved from typing in SMS lingo, nor incapable of typing words in full.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 13, 2007, at 1:27 AM by Hien ]

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

I am neither in need of the few seconds that might be saved from typing in SMS lingo, nor incapable of typing words in full.

But it would leave u with more time to moderate the fora.

15. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

I am neither in need of the few seconds...

This is primary school-level understanding.

16. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

I remember a girl from Ireland which used a lot of crap

Did u meet her, on your recent trip to Ireland?

17. Posted by Delimor (Budding Member 96 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting tway

Plus people knew when and where to use a semi-colon, of all punctuation marks. Today even the simple comma gets shoehorned into places it has no right to be.

If u wnt 2 tlk about ; n , start a tread about them.

If U Wnt 2 tlk abt n strt a tread abt thm .

^^Utrecht ... I don't understand why did you quote that to my word... sarcasm ? or what ?

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 13, 2007, at 2:42 AM by Shahabsito ]

18. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Shahabsito

^^ ... I don't understand why did you quote that to my word... sarcasm ? or what ?

Oops!! I though u were talking to me, then I answered, then deleted the answer, when I realised u were talking to Utrecht and not me. Please excuse!!!!

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 13, 2007, at 2:48 AM by Mel. ]

19. Posted by Delimor (Budding Member 96 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting Shahabsito

^^ ... I don't understand why did you quote that to my word... sarcasm ? or what ?

No, no sarcasm.
I was just using text messaging. I was not even thinking about u at all Shahabsito, when I typed it.
Things sure get misunderstood, on the internet.

Oh dear Mel, I was talking toward Utrecht .
I tried to edit that post and add the name there , and well, I got DC for some technical problems and edited it late.
Sorry for misunderstanding.
So, How are you Mel ? Long time no see.

wait, you were the guy or Wouterrr ? sorry, I forgot who was who :P

20. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y


What a mix up Shahabsito.
I am doing well.
Wouter is the guy. I am a woman.

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