Thursday, June 15, 2006

dat kinda langwij hurtz ma eyz and ma earz

So I am going to risk dating myself with this post, but I cannot keep quiet anymore. What is up with all the kids talking like that these days? "dis" for "this" and "dat" for "that"??? "ma" for "my"? same number of letters there! Onlyn for online? wth?

Its truly the most appalling writing style i've ever seen. And I don't care if it's a fad or it's "cool". I can understand sms-ing using shorthand..or perhaps some amount of it in instant messaging too..i'm guilty of that and i don't necessarily like it, but "u" instead of "you" comes handy.

But this new fad is not necessarily shorthand. Most of the bastardized vocabulary still consists of long words. With changed letters and sounds for some weird reason. I don't get it!

And it's not limited to chat rooms either. I read whole blog posts, comments, e-mails etc. with that kind of word usage. It really hurts my eyes! How am I expected to read something with any seriousness if it looks like it's out of ludacris' lyric book?

OK, i guess i'm on a rant-roll these days. atleast i kept this one short. ;)

16 comments:

The Smiling Girl said...

Short ya long.. rant is a rant.. and this one is also a valid one...
Sahi mein yaar,even I have to stop reading for a sec and understand it and then continue reading... I just dont get it if it is with this generation or they dont know proper English!

*SG feels matured and old!:(*

Btw, Gold!!!!

Akanksha said...
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Akanksha said...

i dnt mind usin short forms .. but only coz they r convenient and not coz they r cool

i hope i am forgiven fr sayin coz instead of because and r instead of are and usin instead of using and fr instead of for
;D

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

s.g,
congrats on your gold. :) yes, you see my point , don't you?

akanksha,
aaaargh!!!! (*closes laptop and runs out of room screaming*)

Venky said...

dat kinda langwij shud not b ncouragd...ma eyz start rollin too wen i c such stupidity

:) u got a point there and i couldn't agree more

Sirius Black said...

lolz am even scared to write a comment here , but i guess its easier nd faster thts why ppl prefer it.:P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

venky,
:@. it's a good thing you stopped when you did.

sirius,
DON'T tell me it's more convenient. HOW is boyZ more convenient than boys? or ma..even MAH more convenient than my?
haan??? don't get me started!
grrr..

I am off blogger said...

Ha ha ha........waise i have only one reason for using short forms, when i cant fit a message in a single SMS. You see, i am very kanjoos in case of my phone bill and as i get only 150 free sms per week, so have to try to fit maximum in a single message......
And i guess, the RSS service has become useless, I havent received ur latest post on my mail, and so many people have already commented!! Looks like I will have to work hard to reclaim my gold!!

I am off blogger said...

oops 150 per week nai 150 per month........

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

sumit,
i understand the sms bit. but imagine reading a page, or half-a-page long writing with phrases like that? the day your blog posts read like extended smses, i'll stop coming there! ;)

and what is this stupid rss service you're using?
;)

Sirius Black said...

lolz well its not only abt boyz to boys, thts just the way sm ppl prefer to write :P
I was sayin tht ppl=people or abt =about these r shorter , so these shd b prefered.
*scared abt the reaction so looks for a corner to run for*

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

srs blk,
i c ur pnt.

this language is henceforth prohibited on my blog. violaters will face the wrath of tgfi!!

:)

greensatya said...

Oh my God !! I was going to do a similar post but never got around doing it.

You are not alone and it is so irritating to even read that language. I totally hate that kind of English. And even while text messages I use proper English. The dictionary makes it faster than the 'cool' English.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

satya!!!
you are back! welcome back! I am so glad someone understands my deep hatred for this shorthand.
if you ever do a post on it, i promise i'll come and support, unlike the current post ;)

Janefield said...

ooooooh i so definitely agree....annoys the bejesus outta me too. sms' are ok, but blogposts, emails, letters, i mean, come on! that is not writing!!! *joins TGFI in rant, have lotsa things to vent about lately, why not add this one in*

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

thats not writing!! exactly!!!!!!
you took the words out of my mouth, t.c.o