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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. 17, 2013 at 3:32 AM

I hate when people abbreviate simple words. I understand if you're busy. I'll sometimes send a text to my sister knowing she's in a meeting or something like that and not expect a reply until she is no longer busy, but other people I know will send a text full of so many abbreviations that I can't understand what they're saying. I just think, wouldn't it be easier to ignore the text and wait to reply when you have the time?

The long texts don't bother me. I've always been someone who can better communicate through the written word than speech. When talking I often forget certain points I meant to bring up or later have new questions. I've always, as long as I can remember, have been better about speaking my mind or getting a point across by writing about it. I have a neighbor who I have communicated with on a regular basis through text messaging for several years, I've only actually spoken to him about a half dozen times. We both just communicate better through texts than speaking.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:36 AM
Typing in ebonics! Like dat for that or birfday for birthday! My aunt does that and it drives me up the wall!
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by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 4:48 AM

Sry instead of sorry.  Seriously (Srsly?), how long does it take to type the extra o and y?  

Grats/Gratz instead of congratulations.  (This one makes me want to bang my head against the wall.)

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Text talk irks me...especially when it's just one freaking letter difference.

by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM

I'm okay with anything as far as txting goes. I just don't like it when it is used in a forum that allows you to type everything out. Where there is a larger limit on characters.

Most people txt spk because they only have so many characters per text. 

by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Quoting kngarber:

The use of the word "prolly". Makes me cringe.

You wouldn't like me then. Because in every day speech, I actually say prolly, a lot. 

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