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What are your texting pet peeves?

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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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by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:56 AM

I hate when people use 'r' and 'u' How hard is it to spell you and are? Really? 

by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Texting ten time, after you've called five times and I didn't answer, thinking I'll answer the texts... consider I'm busy if I didn't answer the first time. Please?

by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:08 AM
I hate when people respond back with k and that's it or instead of spelling out the word why they put y. I know it's easier to type that but really come on!

Quoting Cassie2115:

I hate when I get a reply that just says "k". That stems back to when I only had 1000 texts a's a waste of a text message in my opnion lol

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by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:08 AM

where every second letter in a word is a damn number or the whole lower case and upper case pattern. and purposely spelling words wrong. it pisses me off. you know how to read and write. use it


by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:13 AM

I hate texting. My phones buttons are so small, but I'm sure if I had a smartphone.... I'd be doing it all the time!

by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:53 AM
all abreviations for single words. Please, spell.the word out.

The only acceptable abreviations are: OMG, LOL, LMFAO, ROFL etc.
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by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:54 AM
Bad grammar and getting just "k" as a reply.
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by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:56 AM

when someone just writes back ok to a message its a waste of texting

by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:06 AM
Im guilty of that, but my phone will tell me it didnt.send when it did so I end up sending it,like 4.times

Quoting Vinterland:

I can't stand shortened words and horrid grammar, we aren't fourteen anymore. It's annoying when people keep texting or sending the same text over and over again just because you didn't reply right away as well. Also, when people want to text constantly but they're not saying anything! It's just "nm", "lol", "k" and other one or two word replies. It's just a waste of time to me, I somewhat feel like I'm talking to a wall. 

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by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM

When my hubby will text he loves me and cannot even take the time to spell things like if he says  "i luv u" instead of "I love you." I know it is kinda silly but to me he is saying "I am saying this out of habbit, not because I mean it. I know you know I love you so why both spelling things?" type of deal.

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