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. ;)