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

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knight_34
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man you all hate it because of the grammer
i bet all of you are age 30 or higher


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ANYWAY

I used to be one of those prescriptivist maniacs who looked down on people for the slightest of errors.. As I mellowed and matured, I realized that (a) I was being a terrible ******bag, (b) people who don't bother to spell properly 100% of the time aren't necessarily retarded, and (c) my haphazard and awkwardly constructed manner of conversation was more off-putting than anything but the worst of "txtspeak". Nowadays, I'm fine with people as long as I can understand them. I used to feel that people who didn't type or text to my old standards weren't worthy of taking seriously at all, but now I think I'm more moderate.

Anyway, when I text I typically spell words out in full and punctuate to a fair degree. For my purposes at least, anything that is long or important enough to necessitate perfect punctuation and grammar isn't really something that ought to be texted. Text messages are meant to be quick and dirty. I'm pretty chill with texting, but I'm not the fastest texter. Plus, years with a keyboard have made me vastly prefer typing.

Still, I think the problem with teenagers and texting is that they tend to do it excessively. I don't think it's possible for teenagers to "lose" their minds to texting, without willfully letting their own standards fall into a ravine. It's meh. But I'm alright as long as people aren't rude. That is, you don't text while someone wants to talk to you and you don't start texting while you're supposed to be listening to someone. That is disrespectful.

Talking to someone face-to-face or over the phone is preferable to texting.

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

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You can text in proper grammar. I mean, I'm not crazy about it or anything, but I type out "you" and stuff like that. It takes less effort to type the way we speak.
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Texting to make plans or say something important is sometimes necessary. But when teens (usually girls) just walk around holding their phone at all times, it's probably bad. It cuts them off from the world and darkens the intellect and creativity.

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EXCUSE YOU KNIGHTDECLAN.
I text a lot, but that's because I have people I want to talk to. Sure it is all day long but so what? My intellect has not darkened, and neither has my creativity.

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idigit
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The whole "text talk" thing was created to shorten texts when the only phones people had were 10-key phones. Now that almost everyone has a QWERTY keyboard on their phones, it's just stupid to use all of the abbreviations.

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EXCUSE YOU KNIGHTDECLAN.
I text a lot, but that's because I have people I want to talk to. Sure it is all day long but so what? My intellect has not darkened, and neither has my creativity.


The small, far off ex-planet Pluto is dark and cold, and will be dark and cold, even if the sun dies. Point being Emily, thy intellect was already darkened before the first text message sent.
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