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Old 04-05-2009, 11:53 AM
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Netspeak is infiltrating our world

Yesterday I went looking at a phone for my wife. I asked about a phone, the guy picked it up and went "OMG." Yes, he actually said Oh-em-gee.

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Old 04-05-2009, 11:58 AM
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lol
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:07 PM
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perhaps he was gay?
is netspeak anything like newspeak?
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:26 PM
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Thats dumb. You don't even save any syllables by saying that. Actually some acronyms are longer to say than the word(s) they replace, like VW.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:29 PM
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Haha....


At least you knew what he was talking about. My dad would have looked at him like he was nuts... O_o
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:39 PM
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Thats dumb. You don't even save any syllables by saying that. Actually some acronyms are longer to say than the word(s) they replace, like VW.
The classic of course is that saying World Wide Web has less syllables than saying WWW.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:52 PM
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I was under the impression that it was text speak, rather than net speak.

idk 4 sure
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:22 PM
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Most likely he was gay or a metro.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:16 PM
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This is not surprising at all. In fact, it appears as if a broad mentality is exactly located as described.

Just as the word "like", a filler syllable for all the words missing in the vocabulary of an average person, particularly young peeps and late teenagers.

For all you folks not living in Southern Cali, you oughta come over here and take a looksie. That's how it goes all day long: "OMG, it's like ... OMG!"
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:25 PM
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Kamil works in a phone store?
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:23 AM
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WTF?! Actually, I sorta like using doub'a'u tee eff instead of saying it the old fashioned way. I mean, I don't do it often but a lot of people have an aversion to F bombs so using WTF is a way to minimize bad feedback.
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Look at what DQ started!
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:41 AM
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the English language was a mess to begin with now we have people speaking in text code......
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:28 AM
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ROTFLMAO!
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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the English language was a mess to begin with now we have people speaking in text code......
The difference between that and ebonics is?

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