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View Poll Results: Do you use proper grammar and spelling when texting your friends?

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  • Yes. I am a Grammar Nazi.

    34 55.74%
  • It's passable...proper spelling, not the greatest grammar...

    21 34.43%
  • lol ur jus mad cuz i dun feel lik typin gud all teh time....u wanna fite???"

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    Well, my phone automatically capitalizes the first letter in a sentence (and I don't know how to change it). So why not finish with some proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation...

    Unless I'm in a hurry, of course.

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    i don't do txt spk when texting, but i'm also not like oh i should proof read this and put in commas where needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter View Post
    I actually wouldn't know how it's like to not use good grammar and spelling.
    You split that infinitive rather easily.

    I do not text, and elsewhere I always do my best to use good grammar, spelling, etc. It is hard for me not to do so as well.

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    I always use correct grammar and spelling, and I hate it when others have total disregard for it. I also refuse to use smilies in texts or on message boards such as this, though don't mind when others do. I simply lack the proper temperament for such tomfoolery. I am also not a fan of malarky or twaddle.
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    Yes I do. I do use some acronyms but yeah.
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    The only time when I might use abbreviations is when I'm texting and I've reached the word limit on my phone.
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    Yes, but texting is the ONLY time that I'm not a grammar/spelling/punctuation nazi. For me, it is the only time text-speak is excusable; other than that, I consider it lazy and obnoxious. I'm actually a bad speller and tend to make a lot of grammatical mistakes (so don't dissect this, please ) but the point is I really make the effort. Its a general courtesy to others and assists in making yourself better understood.

    EDIT: BTW I must say, attitude to text-speak varies between countries. In NZ mobile phone calls cost a lot more than in most countries so people text a lot more than most. Also, culturally we accepted texting as a form of communication early on when the word limit was very low and abbreviations were more necessary. Both these factors contribute to our high usage of text-speak. I have learnt from texting American friends that they tend to avoid (and/or don't understand) the abbreviations because they have only recently taken up texting and don't do it as much anyway. Also, Americans seem to be more inclined to buy blackberry type mobile phones with entire keyboards which save time (and therefore negate the need for abbreviations). To me, the fact Americans often look down on text-speak stems from these differences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter View Post
    I actually wouldn't know how it's like to not use good grammar and spelling.
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    Big whoop really.

    I just don't like it when people are correcting eachother--- using bad grammar.

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    LOL, a lot of Grammar Nazis voted on this thread. Texting and (to a lesser extent) emails are the only places where I allow myself to not be a Grammar Nazi - in texting it's partly space constraints, rapidity, etc, and in emails (or a forum such as this) I write somewhat more like I speak - run-on sentences, and so on.

    In other aspects of life, certainly when reading or writing anything of a remotely formal nature, I am definitely a Grammar Nazi.
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