Am I the only one?
Date: November 20, 2006 01:48PM
I have the indeterminable joy of doing lots of market research at the moment. One type of place I use to gain information is forums, such as this one. You can gain lots of value from them.
However, I was in one today... which shall remain nameless... and was horrified by the poor command of the English language.
Ok, so I can be quite anal when it comes to grammar and spelling (although I am at times the world's worst)... but this just beggars belief. People actually write whole paragraphs using "short-speak"!
For example... these are some I came up against:
"NE1". Ok, well I thought that was a London Postal area... but no, apparently it's "anyone".
"...i definatly agree, n thats exactly wot me n me m8 r doin, im savin alredy lol i h8 bein ome nw after bein ther!..." This translates to "I'm an idiot who can't be bothered to put into practise the English lessons I had at school.
OK, I'll step off my soapbox now!
PS. NE1 gonna ansa dis... cuz Id B intrsted 2 c who duz!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/2006 01:50PM by Elle1971.