Whr hv th vwls gne?

I am sure the title is very clear to many. As clear as being written completely “Where have the vowels gone?”. I really need to ask the necessity of implementing this new sms-lingo which is apparently hep and happening and adopted by everyone even when they are not actually texting. So my question remains.Why have they killed English?

I am a very slow texter myself. I take so long to type a message on the cell phone that my friends actually ask me if I am writing an epic or something. I use the Dictionary because I simply cannot get myself to type words without vowels. Using it for smsing or short-texts is one thing. But EVERYWHERE!? I get so ragged up when people type ‘Frnz’ for Friends or worse short forms. I am not a stickler for Queen’s English demanding that each word be written completely. I am liberal to an extent like for using ‘U’ instead of ‘You’ or even ‘Abt’ for ‘About’.I don’t even mind the usual “Wassup” and other garbled versions like “Wuzzzaaaaa…” But not to the extent of people using them everywhere and for every single word! That is the reason I dislike chatting on gtalk with many people who tend to use such nagging short forms for every word they want to type. Also, I believe that this murder of language is in no way justified by England allowing students to use sms-lingo for their English papers. If I were to correct their papers, I would have failed them on-purpose and marked them zero for such usage.

I believe that all these shorthand forms of writing are actually used when you are really writing things down fast or even the basic purpose of invention of this lingo is perfectly justified. But not for usage everywhere!

I get so irritated. Blah!

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13 thoughts on “Whr hv th vwls gne?

  1. Has anyone used ‘bi’ (to mean ‘bye’) while chatting with you? That one, ALWAYS gets me wondering ‘what the hell is s/he trying to say?’

    Heights of it = people type ‘wanna to’, not realizing wanna = want to. Gaah.

    al dis s kewl stuf dde. u dnt gt it.

  2. Ha they have!! Lol. I took a minute when I first saw it but then it soon registered.
    Yeah..you are probably right. Too “KEWWWWL” for people like me! 😦

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  4. LOL OMG That was just the most irritating piece of sh*t I’ve read in a while.
    YEAH! Eva, wudya , ma…I always imagine the other person trying to imitate one horrid american accent just to appear cool.
    I block such people on gtalk. 😛

    What about stuff like few o dem or the new biological discovery called “nervezzzzzz” .AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGH.

  5. just to bored to think and rite a comment,
    so ill do what i do the best
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  6. “ma” = \m/ (when said by an African American rapper! with a hoarse voice at that!)

    and yep, shortforms are a pain in the arse when u dunno why they’re doing it.. to save the typing, or just to sound “kewl”..

    and FYI, if someone mentions “bi” to me, i always think of bisexual 😛

    and Randi, as always, \m/

  7. lolzzz

    do the z’s serve any purpose?

    and the ‘ma’ is way too irritating! infact, y closer to m than a on the keyboard!

  8. how abt ppl usin ‘ya’ instead of ‘you’ wen dey can shorten it to ‘u’ if so desp to do so lik i do 😛

    some of d modifications make d words more complicated to understand also..

    but if it serves d purpose of conveyin d msg without irritatin d reader, its fine..

    like dis very post 😛

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