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People Who Use Text Speak

What words get on your nerves now?

Convo for conversation

Merch for merchandise

by Anonymousreply 39December 11, 2023 4:12 AM

Doco for documentary.

by Anonymousreply 1December 3, 2023 8:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 2December 3, 2023 8:27 PM

Sesh for session

by Anonymousreply 3December 3, 2023 8:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 4December 3, 2023 8:36 PM

OP why exactly do these shortened words bother you. I am here to listen. Please share.

by Anonymousreply 5December 3, 2023 8:40 PM

Av for avenue.

by Anonymousreply 6December 3, 2023 8:40 PM

R3 Ok seas for session is spoken by a cunt by anything. It’s just shorten slang and quick and easy. Why does it upset one?

by Anonymousreply 7December 3, 2023 8:40 PM

R6 Really? People have been saying that since the 70s. No?

by Anonymousreply 8December 3, 2023 8:41 PM

“Bish” for nasty cunt bitch whore.

by Anonymousreply 9December 3, 2023 8:42 PM

Veggies has been said for decades. Not text speak!

by Anonymousreply 10December 3, 2023 8:43 PM

We really need to get to the root cause of why this upsets many. I’m here to listen. We can’t fight this together.

by Anonymousreply 11December 3, 2023 8:44 PM

R7 it’s text speak. Nobody said sesh until then.

by Anonymousreply 12December 3, 2023 8:45 PM

The last time I heard someone say "LOL" by pronouncing it I reflexively punched the person in the face.

And then I said, "Sorry, Grandma. But you should fucking know better."

by Anonymousreply 13December 3, 2023 8:48 PM

Boffo at the BO

by Anonymousreply 14December 3, 2023 8:50 PM

“Merch” predates the internet by decades. I used to produce department store commercials in which we were urged to show the merch constantly.

by Anonymousreply 15December 3, 2023 8:52 PM

It is disrespectful of listeners, the people with whom the self-absorbed, socially retarded perpetrators are supposedly attempting to engage.

Know your companions and/or audience. It's a simple as that. We all practice different idioms and degrees of formality or jargon in our speech. If you leave someone incompletely informed, perplexed or insulted, it's on you.

And if you insist on continuing to be rude by being inflexible, someone eventually is going to show you why we need better laws against weaponry.

by Anonymousreply 16December 3, 2023 8:54 PM

My puss stnks.

by Anonymousreply 17December 3, 2023 8:55 PM


by Anonymousreply 18December 3, 2023 8:55 PM

"The hood" is not text-speak but its users do deserve to be strangled with Spike Lee's colon.

by Anonymousreply 19December 3, 2023 8:58 PM

"Sando" for sandwich and "'za" for pizza deserve the death penalty.

by Anonymousreply 20December 3, 2023 9:27 PM

As an antique dealer’s daughter I can second “merch” predating OP.

by Anonymousreply 21December 3, 2023 9:53 PM

“Skid” for twenty-three skidoo. It drives be absolutely batty.

by Anonymousreply 22December 3, 2023 10:08 PM

Doggo for dog. Why did they make the word longer? Leave it to dogs to find a way to be even more annoying.

by Anonymousreply 23December 3, 2023 10:10 PM

R9 I’m pissing my pants laughing 😂

by Anonymousreply 24December 3, 2023 10:13 PM

R22 lmfao

by Anonymousreply 25December 3, 2023 10:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 26December 3, 2023 10:14 PM

[quote]"Bish” for nasty cunt bitch whore.

R9, this showed up in the first place because so many bulletin boards NOT named DataLounge – and aimed at a younger audience – censor profanity. Maybe back when Tumblr was first getting going?

While I'm generally extremely nice to my friends, I had to stop one in her tracks when she LITERALLY said, "B T dubs." (Short for "btw.") Fortunately I have expressive eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 27December 3, 2023 10:15 PM


Congratulations is not too long to acknowledge somebody's good fortune or achievement. When you shorten this word it feels like you just want to put half the effort into this acknowledgement. I find that lazy and rude. I'm probably overanalyzing it, but 'congrats' is a true pet peeve for me.

by Anonymousreply 28December 3, 2023 10:18 PM

R27 what are you on about, fool?

by Anonymousreply 29December 3, 2023 10:47 PM

Wtf is wrong with "veggies"? It's been around since the Cretaceous period.

by Anonymousreply 30December 3, 2023 11:34 PM

[quote]Wtf is wrong with "veggies"?


by Anonymousreply 31December 3, 2023 11:57 PM

[quote]Veggies has been said for decades. Not text speak!

Definitely moron speak, though.

by Anonymousreply 32December 10, 2023 10:27 AM

R6 and R8 From several decades before the 70s….

by Anonymousreply 33December 10, 2023 1:33 PM

Sometimes I wonder how some of you make it through the day.

by Anonymousreply 34December 10, 2023 1:40 PM


(get it?)

by Anonymousreply 35December 10, 2023 4:26 PM

R35 the question is do you??

by Anonymousreply 36December 10, 2023 4:46 PM

These kids with the slang. Horrible. "23 skidoo, solid sender, and how, what's it to ya bub," and all other manner of ill use of the English language, it's terrible!

by Anonymousreply 37December 10, 2023 5:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 38December 10, 2023 6:03 PM


by Anonymousreply 39December 11, 2023 4:12 AM
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