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The curiosity bug bite me.
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Posted 9/10/11
I know my lack of proper use of English conventions is sub-par to say the least, however, I was wondering why a few
individuals choose to convey an idea or opinion in such a manner.

"itz funny how things have turned around nd dis time oga iz on baby beel's head..."itz dinnertime!!!" nd den he goes bak 2 normal...fat baby"

"all uc des pplz faces wen he said dat just killed me...i lmao wit dis episode, nd da way she waz nervous made it better cuz shez in love wit him"

"lls, furuichi's babe sense waz tinglin nd he grabbed oga by da hair nd dey found da transportin demon dude...i think hiz sense iz broken or he needs 2 use hiz utha 1...y iz dis miwa dude a queen"

"itz funny how dey got trapped in da soundproof playroom nd oga's just screamin hiz azz off...y da hell r dey nurses, watz wit da outfits nd da poses...itz just wrong"

I would honestly like to know, not trying to bash or belittle the idea or opinion that is being conveyed in each statement, and to be honest switching between styles is impressive in a way.

This is not about grammar per-say, more so a question in regard as to why someone would choose to convey any idea in such a fashion on a forum.
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25 / F / Chair,home,near t...
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Posted 9/11/11
They are cheerleaders?
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20 / F / that old library
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Posted 9/11/11
???? is this related to beelzbub?
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25 / F / Orlando, Florida
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Posted 9/11/11
I don't know but it's really annoying.
Posted 9/11/11
It's definitely beelzebub
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Posted 9/11/11
Your guess is as good as mine.

It took WAY to long to read through that..... This is that cat meme speak right?

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Posted 9/11/11
That style of typing has it's roots in early texting days when phones were less advanced than they are no. There's good reason for it for people who are actually using a phone or similar mobile device for texting. Otherwise, I refuse to respond to people who type like that in forums where's the post is not likely to be coming from a mobile device. If people can't be bothered to actually attempt to type correctly, then why should I bother with them?
I don't care about grammatical errors such as misusing "your" and "you're", at least you can still understand the idea they were trying to communicate.
Why do people still do it? Well, kids don't really need a reason to act like idiots.
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17 / M / boys locker room
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Posted 9/11/11
OP, I have wondered the same thing ever since I joined the online community this summer, and I have conjured a few theories.

-Not everybody online is a native English speaker; keep in mind the internet has people from around the globe.
-Some people prefer to stylize their words because it's easier.
-Some people think typing on the internet justifies being lazy about their spelling- and hey, not everybody checks.
-^ Like this guy said, they might be typing from a phone; even typing on an iphone's hard! However, I doubt that could account for the majority of English-killers.
-When you type fast with out a spellcheck, it's easy to misspell things.
-Some people think it looks cool? You know, an "if everybody's doing it, so should I" kind of thing
Posted 9/11/11
People misspell all the time, including me. I think what's really important is being understood, the communication aspect. Some people are dyslexic, some people are simply iliterate, yet it isn't all that difficult to use spell check.

In other words, people have a tendency to be lazy buggers.
Posted 9/11/11
Lazy texting is really ruining the written language. I was never the best speller, my grammar is atrocious and my teenage years where I shortened everything to virtually three letters and added z's where they didn't belong certainly didn't help my case. Most people grow out of it and try to revert back to legible typing. I certainly did and to be honest its mostly because I don't want to come across as an incoherent teenager.
The only thing I reserve shorthand for is when I'm taking lecture notes.
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26 / M / only kami neko knows
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Posted 9/11/11
it's hard to type when you only have one hand on the keyboard.
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21 / M / California
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Posted 9/11/11
I know that in some areas of the world "text speak" or whatever terminology could be used to describe that type of communication is the social norm (ie. Jejemon in the Philippines, "1337" speak being prime examples, especially online). I find it annoying that you sometimes have to decipher a message when it could've taken less time if they had just written/typed in proper English. Of course, as stated above, if the speaker isn't a native speaker we can understand some common grammar mistakes. Speed and convenience also plays a major role in why such speech is used, since the modern world just doesn't seem to have enough time for everything.
Posted 9/11/11
What is this, I don't even...

Man, reading that hurt. I seriously took some poison damage there, that was nasty. I guess people are just too used to "Text-typing", or whatever. I grew up with books and the outdoors, while most in this day and age grow up with TV and video games. I still have a large amount of words in my mental vocabulary that I have completely wrong meanings for...But...Nothing like this. Nothing.

I could understand 1337 speak, but this isn't even close. I only have a grade eight education, and even though I make plenty of mistakes, at least people can understand what I'm typing.

Probably due to being a nerd.
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Posted 9/12/11
my head and eyes hurt a little while reading this..
Posted 9/12/11
I understand people using sentences such as "how r u 2day?". As much as it annoys me, I can see how people can prefer the convinience and speed of it. But when they start using extra letters, or just a different way of spelling, that is when it really irritates me; "how r yew 2daii?" WHY DOUBLE "i"?

This might be because I'm slow or something, but if I were to type like that it would end up taking me twice as long so that I could figure out the shortest way to type it @ n @;
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