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    It took me a loonnngggg time to get this many posts.

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    I've never chatted or been to another site so I found your list fascinating Broadway!

    No wonder I can't communicate with some people!

    femme fatale: If you put a colon in front of the lol or rofl it becomes a smiley. Does that help?

    I was sad to see luv on the list though. How about lurv? ...I guess not.
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    Lurve is in the dictionary... so maybe it's still OK?

    Main Entry: lurve
    Part of Speech: n, v
    Definition: romantic infatuation; love; also written [lerve]
    Etymology: humorous mispronunciation of 'love'
    Usage: colloquial

    And wow. I had not seen the Gotti forum before now.
    That was pretty bad indeed!
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    My apologies to Amanda. Just noticed you started the thread, not Broadway.

    Sorry.
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    No disrespect intended, but I cannot believe I just received infraction points for using "ppl" instead of people. That's a normal abbreviation and is not on par with stuff like Kewl, 2B, Ur, or any of the other inane text message lingo.
    Isn't this just a bit silly??

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    I guess I'm just an old fuddy-duddy, but I find it hard to read when people don't spell out words. I really have to think about it! My brain isn't as quick as it once was!!

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    I'm with ScoutMom. For the most part, I do not like seeing abbreviations (although WTF is too handy to be without )

    Language is a powerful tool. To paraphrase my pseudo-hero, Norm Abram of New Yankee Workshop, "Make sure you read, understand, and follow the rules that come with your language. Doing so will greatly reduce your risk of infractions . . ."
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    I would be in trouble without the occasional wtf or wth.

    But glad not to have to wade through the lingo. I can't even read the e-mails from my 20 something cousin without my kids translating for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nlmcp;2179481;
    I would be in trouble without the occasional wtf or wth.

    But glad not to have to wade through the lingo. I can't even read the e-mails from my 20 something cousin without my kids translating for me.
    I don't know about "wth" but "wtf" has probably made its way into popular offline culture, the way "lol" and "rofl" have. And at least they ARE Acronyms. Whereas someone using "kewl" instead of "cool" just looks like a dumbass who can't spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DagnyTaggart;2179234;
    No disrespect intended, but I cannot believe I just received infraction points for using "ppl" instead of people. That's a normal abbreviation and is not on par with stuff like Kewl, 2B, Ur, or any of the other inane text message lingo.
    Isn't this just a bit silly??
    I join you in infraction points for using the word "tho". Which believe it or not is actually in Webster's dictionary along with the word "thru".
    Both are "conjuctions" of the words though and through and are common spellings of both words according to Websters.

    Silly indeed. I myself hate seeing kewl, TTYL, UR, etc., but I have been using tho most of my life.
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