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  1. Ethan Reigns

    Ethan Reigns Scooby

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    Sineya
    If the plural of mouse is mice, does that mean the plural of spouse is spice?
     
    Last Watcher: And the plural of house is hice!
    Professor Walsh: Well, plural would spice up a marriage that's gone stale?
  2. OccaQuokka

    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    Is the appropriate response jSUFIHWEUIPFVNAJIDAVNIDPJ

    I feel like a just had a seizure. But what I mean is lol.

    I spent faaar too long on fb, it dulls the mind and the ability to spell. For a mass communication tool - there are many misunderstandings.

    My plan is to put a list of grammar rules and proper english on the back of the toilet door.
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 11, 2017 ---
    @Ethan Reigns Yes sometimes. Its a good place to process information - out with the crap, in with the education?
     
    Ethan Reigns: Is this where you are when you post on this board?
    Professor Walsh: I have a list of important molecule structures on the bathroom wall.
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    I can't stand the text talk speak. Had a friend who used to do it all the time. Ironically she was a TAFE lecturer (equivalent of a lower college I guess). Drove me nuts
     
    OccaQuokka: I thought TAFE was for people who didnt like/finish school? Txt speak is exactly what I would expect from teachers there. Lol
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    Foxy I am cookie dough!

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    I struggled most with Children and Child. It took me a long time to understand this one!
     
  5. The Bronze

    The Bronze Rogue Demon Hunter

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    Black Thorn
    Yeah I struggle with them as well. Horrible loud things.
     
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    Haha brutal! But fair call :p She was a Property Manager too. When I first met her I thought she was the last person on earth to do text talk. Mature and everything. Then she texts me... Had to call her up a few times and be like "What the bloody hell does THIS say???"
     
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    ILLYRIAN Druish Pervonian Wizard

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    I have a heck of a time understanding txt talk, when I write story's they are meant to be in proper English,
    unfortunately this computer is Microsoft Words and that's in American and I have to change it. It's all fun.
     
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    Geobubbles Can I play with the puppy?

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    I'm only going to do this from now on when we talk :p or at least try hahaha
     
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    I learnt from the best. Try me Geo :p
     
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    OccaQuokka My arse is not pansy!

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    People over the age of 45 who communicate with me via sms ALL use txt talk. I wonder if they have arthritis and it hurts? Or they have forgotten how to spell in the time they need the word (I can relate to that!). If I sound it out I can usually figure out what they mean. They prefer to talk over the phone. Emailing them can be different when there is the time and space and freedom to articulate well on all sides. Usually when we text its for a question or quick comment. I know how many times I had to edit texts back in the day (hahha) to get them down to character limit to send.

    Can we blame twitter? That is where I shorten words the most personally.

    I did a semester of german at TAFE once, I am pretty sure even the exchange teacher was thinking - what a bunch of drongos.
     
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    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    Txt spk actually takes longer for me to write and read than normal length words, so for me I find it pointless and unnecessary.

    Like 'gr8' I read as gee-arr-8. Which is not great.
     
    OccaQuokka: g8 m8
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    Who are you Tony the Tiger?
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    Athena: Dammit! My cover is blown.
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