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October 19, 2006

"Memories" ..?

What's the deal with everybody tagging all of their friends in a note and asking them to post something about a memory they've had together? I have the hardest time understanding such Internet phenomena. This one goes right along with the "love truck" so common on Facebook walls last year, the Facebook groups whose sole purpose is to attain the largest number of members, the e-mail forwards claiming "true love will come your way!" if you forward the e-mail to 10 people within 10 minutes, and my personal favorite (if by favorite I mean the most annoying): the end of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling as we know it. Please forgive me for my honest mistakes, because I certainly do make them... I'm talking about the frequent, blatant slaughter of simple sentence structures, the shrill sight of a mixup of 'their,' 'there,' or 'they're,' and the the superfluous use of abbreviations such as the ubiquitous 'ur,' 'g2g,' and 'l8r.' With text messaging, I can understand the need for abbreviations because there's no real keyboard. But on a computer, if you want to save time while typing, pass on using capital letters. But, please, use real words!

Just when I think I've seen it all, something new always comes along to befuddle me further.

NOTE: I am just kidding around! I don't actually get mad!

Posted by mjpoll at October 19, 2006 03:19 PM


OMG what you mean? this bugs u 2? their writing sentaces where i is not able to understand them str8. btw, ur post is rite on the $. ur post wus funny...i was ROTFLMAO but its' 2l8 cuz people 4get how to spell, u c. but your rite, b4 computers, ppl cud spell FYI, now we just have F@ kids typing slang. its gr8 that ur spekaing out against it. imho, it's deleterious to grammer and syntax as we no it. i get po'd when ppl say OIC instead of Oh, I see... thx 4 pointing this out i cant w8 4 this to end. ne way, I g2g...cya l8r m8! LoL...

Posted by: n.d.biller@gmail.com at November 12, 2006 09:55 AM

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