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Txting like is it a good :) or is it stealing teens brains?

Posted May 30, '13 at 2:14am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,855 posts

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.

 

Posted May 30, '13 at 3:24am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,919 posts

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
 

Posted May 30, '13 at 3:32am

SSTG

SSTG

12,191 posts

Knight

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!
 

Posted Jun 15, '13 at 2:58pm

BRF321JOJO

BRF321JOJO

115 posts

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

 

Posted Jun 15, '13 at 10:52pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

17,573 posts

Knight

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?
 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 2:06am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,521 posts

Knight

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.
 

Posted Jun 16, '13 at 5:58am

SunPixie

SunPixie

76 posts

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 "plz" 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.

 

Posted Jun 19, '13 at 6:15am

knight_34

knight_34

14,235 posts

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


I'm 65. Run away little boy, before I corner you. |:

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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.

Texting and driving is absolutely unacceptable. Put that phone away driver. |:
 

Posted Jun 19, '13 at 9:50am

pickpocket

pickpocket

6,000 posts

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

Divide by 2
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.
 

Posted Jun 19, '13 at 10:23am

KnightDeclan

KnightDeclan

487 posts

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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