I love texting.
Call me Textasaurus Rex. Or Tyrannosaurus Text. Your choice. But I love
texting. Love it, love it, love it. It's about 4,000 times easier than
making an actual phone call. (Phone call? What's that,
you dinosaur?) It's convenient ("What time r u gonna be home?" "7"). And
it takes the awkwardness out of communicating via cell with people
you're not besties with. (Have you ever been nervous to send a text?
But still. There are a few annoying habits people engage in while texting -- and here r 7 of thm.
Using "Y" or "N" for "yes" or "no".
I admit, I've done this, but it's f*cking ridiculous. I mean, how hard
is it to type "es" or "o"? I know we're all busy, but come on.
The ridiculously long text. Like I said, I'm all
about texting, but if what you're writing goes into three long separate
texts, just call. It'll probably be quicker.
The text that says, "Just left you a message."
You're probably not answering your phone for a reason -- be it you're
busy, or you just don't want to. You'll get around to calling back when
you get around to calling back. And it's kind of a trick, because if you
text back, the person knows you're there and dodged their call.
The million texts in a row before you get a chance to respond. Ever pick up your phone and realize you have, like, 10 texts -- from the same person? That's annoying!
The Emoji-obsessed texter.Emojis
are cute, and sometimes, they can get a point across better than actual
words can (which is really sad). But when you start sending messages
that contain a pill, a girl dancing, a bunny, and a bowl of
ramen-looking soup, you have a problem.
Using abbreviations to the point of making your text unreadable.
There are the classics: "U" instead of "you"; "idk" instead of "I don't
know"; "OMG" for -- what does that even stand for anymore? But then
there are the texts that are literally nothing but abbrevs. Stp tht.
See? You probably didn't even know what I said there! I said: Stop that!
Having texting be your only form of communication. Texting is convenient, but come on guys, let's not all turn into a bunch of voiceless drones with robo-fast thumbs.
I hate when when people text at the dinner table or out to eat. We are obviously spending quality time together!! Get off the damn phone!! Or when you get multiple texts and then as you're trying to reply the say "hello?" "are you there" Give me a damn minute. It's not like I don't have a life and I just sit staring at my phone all day.
I send out text message reminders to an entire youth group to remind them of upcoming events. Things like "Tonight should be a great night! Meet at the arena at 6 p.m. for free skating!" The thing I HATE the most is getting 15 text messages going: 'K'. Honestly, if that's all you have to say, don't even bother. :P
I love texting, but I text exactly as I type this. Which is to say, all the way. I don't like the abbreviations. I don't mind the classic "lol, omg, lmao" from my nineties internet slang, but I don't like the letter u in place of the word you, I hate constant non-stop abbreviations, and I HATE the lack of punctuation.
I hate when people go out of their way to misspell something. Like saying Mii instead of Me. Or l8er instead of later. It's stupid and annoying. I can see using legit abbreviations. Someone sent me a text that had anything ending in the "E" sound was spelled with "ii" and I have yet to text back to this person and that was MONTHS ago.
I cannot stand when people text me "ya" instead of "yeah". Saying ya makes you sound like a little Dutch school girl. And lack of punctuation. I always punctuate. And "k" instead of ok or all right..anything but k!