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What are your texting pet peeves?

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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7 Texting Habits That Are Highly Annoying

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on January 15, 2013 

textingI 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 on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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kngarber
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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The use of the word "prolly". Makes me cringe.
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KeiraRose
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM

My biggest texting pet peeve is when people purposely misspell a word or use a letter in place of a word out of pure laziness. This makes me so mad I refuse to read a text like that and end up asking that person if they own a dictionary and if not I' send them one. Would it kill them to freaking spell out the word?

EX: bck= back

y= why

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mindie07
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I don't know it bothers people when they use abbreviations ..it is texting after all.

I am one of those who does it all the time.

misslady80013
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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My biggest pet peeve is not spelling out words or spelling them incorrectly like becuz instead of because.
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kary1124
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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yes exactly!!

i also hate when i have mulitple messages from one person pretty much saying the same thing... everyone that texts me knows i keep my phone in the living room when i go to bed so if they want to tell me something to do it early in the evening or they have to wait until the morning to get a message back from me

Quoting KeiraRose:

My biggest texting pet peeve is when people purposely misspell a word or use a letter in place of a word out of pure laziness. This makes me so mad I refuse to read a text like that and end up asking that person if they own a dictionary and if not I' send them one. Would it kill them to freaking spell out the word?

EX: bck= back

y= why


CallxMexMama
by Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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The only pet peeve I have about texting is if someone complains that I don't text them enough, than I text... And they don't reply!
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emeraldangel2.0
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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this shit right here.

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!

tkp003
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

One thing that gets on my nerves is when they text me and it doesn't make sense at all. They are missing out words so you can't even understand so you ask what? and they say what? back it annoys the crap out of me. 

Cassie2115
by Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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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

MommieSDW
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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I hate when I text something important and I  get a reply like 3 days later.

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