Archive | September 19, 2011

Here’s a Question

How does one get a point across clearly in 140 characters or 60 seconds?

I know it’s a challenge for me – I have a tendency to babble (especially when I’m excited or nervous) and when I type messages I tend to “talk” in proper, full sentences. That could stem from parochial school and the Sisters of St. Joseph! But using abbreviations for words sometimes drives me nuts – I don’t know what a person is trying to tell me!

Now some of those text lingos make sense and others… ILU = I Love You. What’s the matter with the standard 143?

  • CYA = See You. Wouldn’t CU make more sense?
  • Why would anyone even need to ask ASL? If you can’t figure out that Liz = female too bad, and I’m not going to tell you my age and location.
  • The one that really confused me and I needed serious translation: ROTFLUTS. HUH???? If you’re laughing that hard tears should be rolling down your cheeks, how in the blazes can you even see the key board/pad to even type those letters?

So, I’ve been trying to figure out how I could even write this idea with this lingo. The thing is – I don’t have the full “dictionary” so I’m really challenged. 🙂

So, AFAIK this challenge will W8 4 ADIP to figure out. I hope this gave you a C&G.