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Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:53 am

Internet seems to be invaded with all kinds of short cuts for words and a lack of real words....
da is supposed to mean the....
dis is dat... I mean, this is that...
R U is really "are you"...

What do you think when you see all those variations of the spellings and words?

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Post by Tater Salad on Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 am

When I see that kind of typing, I tend to assume they are typing on a cell phone, which can b a rl pain n da but.

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Post by lorry p on Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:16 am

Honestly.. i don't like it. I just skim past it.
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Post by Breezey Breezey on Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:37 am

cell phone or not... aren't people allowed to correct and use the correct spelling?  
It bothers me... just makes me think people are becoming dumbed down... if that makes any sense.

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Post by Tater Salad on Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:12 am

People have been dumbed down for a long time before cell phones ever existed.

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Post by lorry p on Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:50 am

The children of today need better education if we are to be able to continue the English language in it's correct form.
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Post by Tater Salad on Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:11 am

As Pink Floyd once elegantly put it, We don't need no education!

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:34 am

I think part of it is for parents to insist on things done right. I don't allow text talk or typing here. 

So Tater, has dumbing down always been  a part of life in one way or another?

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Post by P on Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:49 am

The problem I have is that these abbreviations can have so many different meanings, not all of which are polite. I have to check on Urban Dictionary and then try to figure out just how rude the sender is being.


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Post by P on Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:50 am

lorry p wrote:The children of today need better education if we are to be able to continue the English language in it's correct form.

Now I'm really confused !!!!
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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:06 am

P wrote:The problem I have is that these abbreviations can have so many different meanings, not all of which are polite. I have to check on Urban Dictionary and then try to figure out just how rude the sender is being.


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Post by Tater Salad on Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:14 am

Breezey, did you know that once upon a time, many people felt the same way about contractions?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:20 am

Tater Salad wrote:Breezey, did you know that once upon a time, many people felt the same way about contractions?
Well, I could live without contractions. lol

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:08 am

I won't say I can't, but I wouldn't want to!

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:14 am

Tater, seriously.... it would be a very sad day to see our typing lowered to that type of speech. 
And... I think you could, if you really tried! lol

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:26 am

Like I said, I could, but I would not want to! Contractions are our friends!

There is a road where I used to live in the 'burbs that went from Newportville to Fallsington, so of course it was originally called Newportville-Fallsington Road. Can you blame the sign-makers for eventually shortening it to New Falls Road?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:31 am

Giving a road a new name, to me, isn't the same as sounding like you can't speak correctly or type correctly... using "da" makes me think a person just isn't mentally grasping the word!

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:02 am

I agree about mangling the English language, but I do understand the concept of shortcuts on text messages, when you are using a phone that doesn't have a keyboard. B instead of be, or U for you is just a lot quicker than trying to type complete words when for each letter, you have to choose between 3 or 4 letters. And even if you have a complete keyboard, the tiny size of that keyboard makes it virtually impossible to type very quickly with one or two fingers at a time.

But dis instead of this? You're only saving one letter, and I agree, it does make you sound kinda dumb.

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:05 am

Oh, I almost forgot another reason for this phenomenon: Twitter, with its 140 character limit. I never understood why they felt the need to limit it that severely in the first place. How meaningful can a message that short possibly be, if it's relating to a serious subject?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:08 am

The shortcuts and such... too often they become the normal. Sometimes, I need to remind others that we aren't computers or stupid phones...yes, stupid phones (not smart at all)... and we don't speak like that. 
I've seen homework with text typing and the teacher never corrected it or saw it as a problem.

Twitter... I think because it's supposed to be short and simple..to the point and many postings... not just one long one. Maybe to tell everyone what you had for breakfast or all your business in short increments. lol

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:32 am

But does anybody really want to know what I had for breakfast, or how big my last dump was?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:34 am

Enquiring minds want to know! And that's all YOU need to know!  laughing ass off

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:46 am

There's a good reason why I never joined Twitter. I just don't see anything interesting on there that I can't find elsewhere.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:05 am

Twitter, like Facebook and Myspace... fads that run their courses... and collect a lot of nothing and some good things... not much for all that socializing with thousands I'll never meet or see or even email.

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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:43 am

Remember 360 and Mash on Yahoo?
I met a couple of people on those sites, as well as on Yahoo Answers, that I'm still in contact with.
So yes, some good things come from sites like them, even if Yahoo always claimed that Answers was NOT a social site. Wink

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Post by lorry p on Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:48 am

Yahoo answers.. I feel blessed that i met you (((Breezey))) and (((P))) on that site where we shared lots of (((Hugs))).. Never saw you there Tater.. but have a ((())) right here.
We got a lot of people mad with our (((Hugs))) lol
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Tater Salad wrote:But does anybody really want to know what I had for breakfast, or how big my last dump was?

Well?
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(((Hugs))) to everyone !!!!!!!
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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:45 am

Lorry, I haven't been on there for a while, as most of my contacts have not been active either, but one of my first contacts was Breezey. So chances are that none of us would be here if not for answers, and if not for Breezey starting this site, for that matter.

P, I had blueberry bran muffins for breakfast. Do you want me to post a pic of the other thing in question?

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Post by P on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:49 am

Thank you. I've reconsidered my degree of interest and will leave you to to post on Facebook and Twatter!


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Post by Tater Salad on Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:08 am

If a person posts on Twitter, does that make them a twit?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:21 am

lorry p wrote:Yahoo answers.. I feel blessed that i met you (((Breezey))) and (((P))) on that site where we shared lots of (((Hugs))).. Never saw you there Tater.. but have a ((())) right here.
We got a lot of people mad with our (((Hugs))) lol
(((Lorry))) Yes, some good comes from it all. smile2

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P wrote:(((Hugs))) to everyone !!!!!!!
(((Hugs))) right back to you. smile2

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:48 am

Tater Salad wrote:Remember 360 and Mash on Yahoo?
I met a couple of people on those sites, as well as on Yahoo Answers, that I'm still in contact with.
So yes, some good things come from sites like them, even if Yahoo always claimed that Answers was NOT a social site. Wink
I remember..... 
Most internet people seem to move on or get lost. 
Very few really stick around or keep in touch... although there are some who go the extra mile. smile2

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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:34 am

Breezey, can you believe it's been almost a decade now?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:43 am

I actually hadn't realized how long it's been.  I\'m okay

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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:52 am

We've known each other since 2007. Do you remember exactly when it was that you started Yafooey?

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:55 am

Not really. I only remember Ron and Ja'aj being really upset with Yahoo... and I thought I could make something to keep us all connected if we lost accounts on Yahoo... and we could have fun without worry of violations and such.

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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:58 am

I'm thinking the original version went back at least to 2009, if not '08.

And I STILL haven't received a violation notice!

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:12 am

I tried to figure out when I first started Yafooey... so far, not a clue. lol  You may be close with your guess. 
No violations at all?!! Are you feeling sad about that and would like one? lol

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Maybe just one for old time sake...wait, nah, nevermind!

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:18 am

Not going to give you one. lol

Not going to stay on computer right now... not feeling well and going back to bed.
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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:23 am

You're welcome, Breezey, and thank YOU!
Hope you feel better! give a hug

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:48 am

Hello Tater... smile2
Feeling a little better now. 
And... I am going to see if I can narrow down when I started the first Yafooey.... probably not happening! lol

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:54 am

The very first Yafooey was made before January of 2009.

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Post by Tater Salad on Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:02 am

Tater Salad wrote:I'm thinking the original version went back at least to 2009, if not '08.

And I STILL haven't received a violation notice!

So, I was pretty close!

Wow, going on 8 years now; my how time flies!

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