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? Prolly not.)
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.
What are your texting pet peeves?
by lori0519January 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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.
by Brandy85412January 15, 2013 at 11:57 PMMine are never really getting to finish a conversation. I don't like having a conversation over text anyways. And when people text when they are hanging out with me.
by FoxTalesJanuary 16, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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.
by morrigan914January 16, 2013 at 12:37 AMI am dyslexic and HATE when people use letters instead of words, it confuses me and is just pure laziness. That and lololololol.
by LilAsMom526January 16, 2013 at 12:57 AMI hate that too but I deal with it
I hate when I get a reply that just says "k". That stems back to when I only had 1000 texts a month...it's a waste of a text message in my opnion lol
by addyangelJanuary 16, 2013 at 12:57 AMI 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!