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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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I say Ladies and Gentlemen of the Realm and beyond
Der iz lotz ov tecst speek dees dayz int der?

Granted it is sometimes used to fit a long message into 160 character limit (for a standard text message, before any Scrotes start clapping on about multiple messaging), but to use it to say something short like:

I lyk dat lolz.

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:17, 7 replies)
My common as muck sister
even uses text speak when she sends me an email!!!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:19, closed)
I was determined not to get drawn into this qotw...

But yes. This. It's sheer laziness. If you don't care enough about what you're saying to say it properly, then I don't care enough to read it.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 23:56, closed)
txt iz lolz innit?
I only use anything like txt spk when absolutely necessary - like when I've written a long message and find I'm just a few characters into the next one, I will sometimes go back and txt-ise some of the words to make it all fit into one message. Only saves me 3p at a go, but then I'm a cheap bastard.

Though it does piss me off when people use iz instead of is. Do they perhaps feel that the letter Z is underused?
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:49, closed)
Anyone who uses it in email or on internet message boards should be removed from the gene pool immediately.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 8:54, closed)
Laziness (speaks from first hand experience)
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 12:49, closed)
my friends have learned
NEVER to use text-speak in an e-mail or text message that's being sent to me. i won't reply to it. i won't even read it. it makes the enamel on my teeth judder in distaste just to see it.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 19:15, closed)
Text messages should be punctuated rather than leaving a sprawling mess of characters.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 14:05, closed)

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