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exitpathuser
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how do you feel about texting? is it bad or good?

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pangtongshu
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I don't mind it..it is basically just a new form of communication.

As for the poor spelling and grammar that many people use because of it...I more so blame this generation in itself than actual texting

bigjacob
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Hunh... misspelling 'txting' in the name of the thread about whether texting is good or bad...

I'v made my point.

exitpathuser
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i was spelling it in text language to be satiracal. I know bad spelling bad humor.

bigjacob
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i was spelling it in text language to be satiracal. I know bad spelling bad humor


Okay then, but still... All 'i's are to be capitalized, 'Satiracal' is spelled with an i instead of an a, and it should've been, 'I know using bad spelling is bad humor,' or something along those lines.

Like Pang said, however, texting is an efficient form of communication, usually. Though, I dislike the amount of abbreviations people use to save time.
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Texting seems to ok with me. I text a little bit, not on a regular basis. It is not comforting however that most people waste a extreme amount of time texting. I swear, I go to a mall and see peoples faces pressed up against their phone all the time. You will not believe how many times people have bumped into me because they are texting and walking at the same time.

Another thing about texting I do not like is it's constant attention to detail. People text and drive all the time and it is annoying. Plus you see commercials about people dying all the time because they where texting and driving. It's kind of stupid how people can get addicted to the concept of texting and die in the process. So that is an area where texting sucks.

Another thing about texting I hate (this is my last rant) is the "text talk". The constant use of acronyms kills me. What annoys me even further is when people use acronyms when they are actually talking to me. When people say acronyms in a conversation and I am right in front of them I want to punch them in the face. But that's generally because they have an annoying voice too. Why the annoying voices?

Ok so it's safe to say I don't like it too much.

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I hate texting in general. 1. Because of the terrible grammar, punctuation, and capitalization errors drive me crazy.

2. Texting and driving is dangerous to the texter and anyone around them. And is one of the biggest reasons why there are car crashes.

3. It annoys the heck out of me. It may just be me because of my mom being annoying, but when I got a cellphone, I was excited when I got one. Then in the next week I was bombed with texts and it annoyed me alot.

I'd say its stealing the minds of teens but not mine.

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Its fine. I dont exactly feel like calling people because we can be busy. I dont see a problem unless using it while driving. I prefer that to social media.

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I hate texting. I don't have a cell phone, and I just HATE it when I'm talking to somebody (in person), then they start texting... That just irritates the heck out of me.

I also hate it, (some of you other guys probably agree with me) because my hands are too big to hit those little buttons three times just to get an "N"... It's just not worth it.

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I text with full, grammatically correct sentences. But I don't approve of texting all the time and texting when someone physically in front of you wants your attention.

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I hate texting. I don't have a cell phone, and I just HATE it when I'm talking to somebody (in person), then they start texting... That just irritates the heck out of me.

and texting when someone physically in front of you wants your attention.


Now, but what if the person they were texting, they were holding a conversation with first? Essentially, it's talking and conversing with another person..just with pauses in place of formulating thoughts and sentences in the process of completion.

You are now the one interrupting their conversation, only with a different form of communication
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Another thing about texting I do not like is it's constant attention to detail. People text and drive all the time and it is annoying. Plus you see commercials about people dying all the time because they where texting and driving. It's kind of stupid how people can get addicted to the concept of texting and die in the process. So that is an area where texting sucks.

Tell me about it. I like to ride my MB (mountain bike for the abbreviation impaired) a lot so I'm more at risk of being run over by some idiot texting and driving!
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man you all hate it because of the grammer
i bet all of you are age 30 or higher

R2D21999
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man you all hate it because of the grammer
i bet all of you are age 30 or higher


Nope I'm 13.

You see with no grammar there's no understanding what the person is exactly talking. Let's say the person is talking about... oh I don't know cars. Would you rather have the person talking like this: hay gyz did u c tht fst cr.

Or like this: Hi guyz. Wow, did you see that fast car?
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You see with no grammar there's no understanding what the person is exactly talking. Let's say the person is talking about... oh I don't know cars. Would you rather have the person talking like this: hay gyz did u c tht fst cr.


If I understand, I don't care. If it makes for faster texting, space saving (in the past), I'm all for it, so long as the person can switch to proper writing when it matters.
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Nicho took the words right out of my mouth. when it comes to typing on my phone (like i am now) i dont bother much with punctuation and capitalizing. im pretty sure i dnt typ lik dis though. i may use abbreviations for words like bc (because) and other various words, but if im misspelling a word on purpose, as in &quotlz" or "rly" (please or really) im using it in a joking form. When im on the computer i type correctly but that is out of habit. I dont see any issues with lack of punctuation or capitalizing, but if you arent typing out the full word like "you" or you just feel like leaving out the poor little vowels, im not a huge fan of that.

but really when it comes down to it, why does it matter? just because someone doesnt type in grammatically perfect english doesnt mean they have any less intelligence, and vice versa. you can go on all day long about how they are "misusing" the english language, but if people in the past didnt misuse it, then we wouldnt have different accents~ not to say that it is the same as typing in english but still. i say yall because im from the south, but you guys might not. it doesnt mean im some hillbilly with wifi. so if people want to text, im pretty sure they are allowed to text however they want, and your approval of their forms of english dont matter at all.


now texting and driving is incredibly unsafe, and while im okay with texting, im not okay with this. i also like to ride my bike a lot and i usually have my headphones in so i cant hear anything. this was always safe because most people look out for bikers, and i never really had to worry about paying attention because no one wants to pay for my hospital bills when they hit me. But im seeing more peole distracted at the wheel because they are texting and ive had a number if close enounters. i was actually hit by a car recently while walking to work because they looked at their phone while driving up the turn lane.


tl;dr
texting without proper grammar is okay, texting and driving is not.

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