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Why do teens add extra letters to words when they text?

Example: I'm so boreddddd

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • emphasis
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:16 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My sister is almost thirty and drives me crazy with her 'txt lingo' She spells everything wrong.. and thinks its cute! like 'kewl' for cool... and all sorts of stupid stuff. I'm like grow up.. no one thinks that is cute!
    Amelia512

    Answer by Amelia512 at 6:16 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • to show just how they feel!!!! im 24 and i do it still!! ha ha its sooooooooooooooo in! ha
    pinkdena

    Answer by pinkdena at 6:17 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • You can't send your emotions through text, so adding the extra letters helps to emphasize & communicate what they are feeling.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 6:20 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • lol.. I agree with lovinangels.. it's just for emphasis. :)

    What bugs the crap out of me is when PpL TyP && SpElL LiiK DiiS N tiinK iitS KeWl.
    Sooooo (<< see, emphasis ;P) ANNOYING! Seriously, what's with the double "i" and double "&"'s?!
    Bree0922

    Answer by Bree0922 at 6:21 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • i agree with mom2aspclboy lol

    but also with bree0922 ! it also pisses de hell outta me when im txting with my friend and i decide to call her so we can "communicate" better and she ignores my call cuz she justs wants to text ! lol even thought she is able to talk at the moment ! lol rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !

    also when ppl rather text for an hour when they can just communicate w/e it is tru a 4 min phone call !
    happymom1988

    Answer by happymom1988 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • drama/trying to convey an emotion/lack of creativity. lord the way some people write on here makes me soooooo annoyed ;)
    mrs_pulley

    Answer by mrs_pulley at 6:45 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • What bugs the crap out of me is when PpL TyP && SpElL LiiK DiiS N tiinK iitS KeWl.
    Sooooo (<< see, emphasis ;P) ANNOYING! Seriously, what's with the double "i" and double "&"'s?!

    ***
    Maybe their phone as a speech impediment!! LMAO!! I soooooo totalllllly agreeeeee wiiiiiith uuuuuuuuu!!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:25 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • For Dramaticsssssssss
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:53 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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