Other people’s words irritate me

Actually, all modern language irritates me, particularly that of 'text speak'. Fortunately, I made Boyfriend very aware of my feelings in this regard and his modus operandi was rapidly adjusted when communicating with me. Seriously, I would never have entertained the possibility of even meeting, let alone having sex and, ultimately, a relationship, with him, if he had not had proper grammar and sentence structure and punctuation.

 

Okay, I get that people are incredibly lazy and would rather not write out whole sentences but it is really necessary to use ur, instead of you are? You've saved yourself .02 of a second by so doing. r for are is always a pet hate as well. I hope you realise that all of those microseconds add up. You'd better be doing something meaningful with that huge block of time, otherwise I will slap some literacy into you. Education by violence has always appealed.

 

And made up words? No. Not at all. I HATE the current trend of using cutesy pie verbal descriptors when the real word would do as well. Anyways for anyway, anywhoo for any how. LOL? I've even heard someone use that as an adjective. Strangulation should be a public opinion option. Or, at the very least, a good face slapping.

 

In summary, I am just as shallow as anybody out there but my over the top standards tend towards literacy, rather than physical looks. Somebody once told me that I wasn't nearly goodlooking enough to be so fussy and I totally concur. In the meantime, woo me and make me swoon by indulging my love of the lexicon.

 

NB Being so exposed to all of this evolving language use is dumbing me down and I am starting to do it, too. Maybe I hate it so much because I am a traditionalist and I hate the loss of past history.

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About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.
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4 Responses to Other people’s words irritate me

  1. Worker says:

    You made me laugh…Thank You

  2. Oh dear. I have probably already offended you repeatedly by using the "cute pet speak" on some of the pet pictures I posted, and by using just a few of the shortened works that refer to laughter and things of that nature.

  3. Kitty says:

    I think part of the reason I hate text so much is that, for me, I find it difficult to understand. rmaofl? It took about five years to get that one. It's like a secret club that I am not cool enough to be a part of and the rules are in Icelandish anyway.

  4. Kitty says:

    I can understand the different meanings assigned to words; after all, language is constantly evolving, and I don't really have a problem with that.

    Equally, typos and the odd mistake are totally forgiveable IF the perpetrator has basic language skills in the first place. We are all guilty of those errors. It's when there is a lack of even fundamental language structure that I feel disheartened. It imposes a barrier to my comprehension and I have always loved the way that words can be used to create another level of communication.

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