I hate people who abbreviate everything. I assume that people who do so are lazy imbeciles that cannot spell. I am 31 years old and I went to school for a long time in order to learn to spell, put together grammatically correct sentences, and give off the general impression that I am not an idiot. Other than the occasional "omg" (because it is just so stinking prevalent now) I almost always spell out any phrase that I am using, whatever the medium may be.
I have found myself on more than one occasion having to resort to Google searches of various abbreviations of phrases because I have no idea what people are trying to say to me. Thank the heavens for Urban Dictionary. Ew.... shoot me for saying that too.
My teenage niece is my friend on Facebook and I seriously have no idea what half of her posts are saying because there are no fully spelled out phrases. I just sit and scratch my head.
Am I too old for the Facebook now? I feel like it. Look what I just did there, I referred to it as "the Facebook", like when old people start calling illness "the cancer".
Awwwww, thanks :)
Are we dumbing down? It makes me sad. I'd like to start a revolution. A "Let's properly spell out all words and phrases like big kids" movement.
Who's with me?!