Shorthand Text

12 Jun

I get that when it comes to smart phones, texting and social media – shorthand can be helpful, and sometimes necessary.  But shortening up every word seems as though it would take a lot of work, is difficult to read, and makes you appear uneducated.

“u look to good”

“Thank you.”   (Why I bothered, I have no idea..)

“but i really need to get to no u

can u b my good looking friend”

“You also really need to learn how to spell.. No offense.”

“i no mhow to spell i just dont like textn words so i shortn umup”

You will not convince me for one second that it would have taken longer to actually write/type out these words.  If he was on a smartphone, which, if “sent from mobile” is any indication.. I am sure auto-correct was attempting to have a hay-day with this nonsense.

“so wats good wit u iam not about to act all proper to tlk to u”

What!?   Fellas –  you can’t tell a girl that you HAVE to get to “no” her, and then essentially tell her that you’re not going to play by her rules to do so.   Not that I ever said that he had to “act all proper” to talk to me, but if he’s going to make my brain hurt to interact with him – No thanks.

…He “doesn’t like to text words“…

13 Responses to “Shorthand Text”

  1. John Callaghan June 13, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    U R 2 Piky I thnk.


  2. johnnyid June 13, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    Give the poor guy a break, he’s obviously either drunk or mentally challenged. 😉


    • Soon2BeCatLady June 13, 2014 at 2:30 am #

      Are you trying to say I’m only attractive to drunk or mentally challenged individuals?! 😉


      • johnnyid June 13, 2014 at 3:53 am #

        That’s an unsafe assumption of cause and effect. Drunk and/or mentally challenged people are attracted to you… that doesn’t mean that you only attract them. Though, they might be the most amusing to write posts about. 😉


  3. mysocalledadventuresinonlinedating June 13, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    He’s just lazy, that’s all.


  4. Dawn June 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    I’m not going to talk all proper ??? WTF?


  5. newyorkvagal June 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    that was hilarious
    he is trying to be cool. did not work. he is lazy and far from being close to proper!


  6. themidlifewoman June 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Just read and LOL’d my way through your last few posts (I never LOL, by the way. I do laugh out loud but I thought I’d stay current with this post!) There are definitely some weird men out there, gotta love ‘em, just for the entertainment value. I’m completing a post on online dating tomorrow, is it ok if I use one or two, giving credit to you, obviously?


  7. Blossom Brouillard June 17, 2014 at 3:56 am #

    Considering we all usually start with our Best behavior and the guard goes down over time, how much lower can this guy go??? Yikes.


  8. ‎Scheherazade June 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    As a recent online dater, I totally agree with what you’re saying about all the stupid abbreviations. It’s not about being picky – it sets the tone for future conversations. If a guy starts with “Hey howz u, wot u up 2″, generally speaking, he is not a witty guy who is capable of conversation!


  9. Ivor July 29, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    I acknowledge and accept that there are people who aren’t as literate as I am. I try not to assume that they’re drunk lazy or stupid. They probably don’t have the same background as me, but they might even be nice interesting and attractive.


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