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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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steelcage
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Dh and I will text/IM "kk"

Quoting chelsea02031990:

I hate when I get a text that just has the letter k on it. I dont know why but it bothers me. Why don't you just say "ok" and get it over with!!!!


cmabbott
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:57 PM

I hate hate hate hate HATE when people respond: "K" to something that required an actual answer!

gunnbugsmama
by New Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM
I hate when someone says text me then never answers you.
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KateSmith88
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM
People text "short hand" because when cell phones first came out you were only allowed so many characters per text... So you could fit in the whole message if you shortened the words... People have just kept it up. Also, I know teens will shorten words so their patterns don't know what their texting.

nikkip1
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM
Ridiculous abbreviations ie...


Imma= I am

Gud= Good

Prolly= Probably

These are just a few that bother me. Why completely change the spelling of the word just to text one less letter?
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squeekers
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 4:38 PM

 bump

Luvmybooskies
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I hate it when I get the responce "K".

ambitious_MOM
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM

i dont have any i dont understand why its such a big deal to abbreviate and why people think that means your lazy thats so stupid to me i use the shortest words and least letters possible when im texting and im far from lazy. its just a text message not report fro school or work big damn deal.eye rolling

cjsmom1
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:09 PM

The million page text annoys me

PinkParadox
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM

People shorten things because not everyone has unlimited texting...

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