That "LOL" and text-write is changing how we speak.
I find it interesting, since when I text or write emails , I attempt to use correct English grammar . I see it as an opportunity to let folks know how to write. Most of my emails and texts are to family members. Of course, I do fail in my grammar often.
I don't text much.
We've had several discussions on word usage here over the years. From the uses of "your, and you're" to others.
It still bothers me to hear people end their sentences when speaking with "you know" and worse, "no I'm sayin'". Just grates my teeth.
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
I admit to being even more informal when I text than I am here, by intentionally writing in the vernacular(New Jerseyeese) but you're right; texting, like Ebonics, has become a sub-language in it's own right ...or is that write?
In fact, just yesterday I was relating (face to face to my BF) what I was viewing in our backyard:
The silly gits downstairs AGAIN left a wooden bar-stool sitting in place in the yard, in the rain. (this after watching them throw away at least 5 other pieces of wooden dining room furniture that had met the EXACT SAME untimely demise.) ...and it'll remain there until their next party!
I looked at my BF and said, you might expect to witness one of their drunk arses, feet in the air lying amid the rubble ...again, at which time you will be totally justified in "R-O-T-F-L-Y-A-O" !
I use semicolons in my texts - and not for emoticons! The only justification for shorthand in texts (I think) is when someone has a very, very limited text deal, and needs to keep their messages as short as possible. Doing it to be "cute"... isn't. (My brother does it sometimes, and I find it embarrassing.)
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