no, it's annoying. People who mock people who use it are just as annoying
"Say you're hanging from a huge cliff at the top of mt. everest and a guy comes along and says he'll save you, and proceeds to throw religious pamphlets at you while simultaniously giving a sermon." - Dustin G
Tigx0r: ditto. The more contracted the text message I get, the more elaborately verbose I get just to make a point.
I hate it so very much. My sister is one of those people who uses it online: it's just an excuse to spell poorly. She spells 'time' with a 'y.' That's not a contraction, it's bloody stupid.
1337's fine in small doses, since it's generally used jokingly. In fact I don't think I've seen anyone use it seriously for years.
Text speak doesn't bother me when I'm using my mobile phone, since it's difficult to type coherently when you have to press 7 four times just to get an S. But when people use it on forums and MSN it just pisses me off. You've got a whole fucking keyboard to type, yet you write "coz" instead of because and "u" instead of you! It's mostly chavs and "rude" boys who type like that. The fuckers.
Broomie: Doesn't your phone have that context speed-type dealie? Where you hit a number and it automatically determines which letter you mean? It's incredibly useful for not coming off like a dyslexic nine-year-old in todays high-speed world.
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27th January, 2005 at 23:03:25 -
Radix - That feature is so useful, you can pummel out an SMS faster than using phonespeak.