Please remember that punctuation offers a formality that is sometimes quite necessary. A text of, “Sorry 4 yr loss,” just doesn’t cut it, you know?
While you can definitely communicate with someone in all lowercase with no punctuation, it’s altogether sad and confusing. Not to mention, it makes you look half-witted and dense.
In fact, folks may start to wonder, “Did she really graduate from high school without learning the proper usage of a comma?” Or, “Really, did he fill out that job application using “u” for “you” or “r” for “are”?
Also, please remember that contractions require an apostrophe. “Didnt,” isn’t spelled like that. Neither is, “cant.” You kill me.
And then, when did it become ok for you to start shortening words? Are you really in that big of a hurry?
If you’re at work and you’re updating your facebook status, do you have to type: “@wrk”? That makes me crazy.
The “@” sign is annoying enough, but was it really too difficult to type one more letter? The “o” in work? Come on.
Other ones that kill me:
“abt2” = “about to”
“ppl” = “people”
Ridiculous. This is precisely what makes this generation look lazy. (Gasp. I said it.) I know it’s only facebook or it’s only a text message – but the thing is, if you make it a habit not to use punctuation correctly, you lose it. You forget it. Then you end up living in a van down by the river.
Hey C. – chp.