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23rd March 2010, 23:28
Hey guys. This has been confusing me lately. These two ever so intelligent youtubers have given me two terms that define the same thing, but I don't know which is the right one. Can you guys help me?
24th March 2010, 00:14
I don't bother arguing with em, but it bugs me too sometimes. Occasionally (frequently?) you find a comment that makes you wonder, even with their txt speak, why do they bother?
Found this page myself a while back and just had to save it.
Really, what is that?
24th March 2010, 00:16
But... internet language! I couldn't resist! Goddamn INTERNET LANGUAGE! It's like these dumbfuck illiterates think they're adapting into a new society! There's no such fucking thing as INTERNET LANGUAGE!
24th March 2010, 00:30
god obe ur such a hipocrit u ALWAYS talk abb n shit n always say u typ faster this way ur jus mad dat u didnt sux of ur mom las nite n u hav blu balls n a buncha other words ten year olds lern from there silbings dat they find funneh
24th March 2010, 00:56
Hah... There was a kid in middle school I knew that turned papers in with U on them instead of You
Admittedly, I used to do that sometimes in text...
but then I got a keyboard phone. That habit died faaaaaaaast.
24th March 2010, 02:36
There is such a thing as internet language. We use no end of words and phrases that non internet using type people wouldn't understand in the slightest. But that sorry excuse for "communication" in the youtube comments isn't it.
24th March 2010, 04:17
Language is the use of words and phrases and the inventions of the same to convey ideas. That's not so much a language as it is shorthand. And it's fairly shitty at that.
24th March 2010, 07:43
text (aka leetspeak) must DIE. Srsly.
24th March 2010, 15:09
Txt speak and 1337 speak are two different things. Txt annoys me because of the lazyness (on a phone it's permissible, though I still don't use it), 1337 only annoys me when people actually thing using it makes them "1337". Just for the hell of it 1337 can actually be a fun improvised code of sorts. I know someone who can read and type in complex 1337 speak virtually at the same speed they can type normal sentences. It's quite a challenge to try and keep up with their chat conversations when they do it. (normally because I started reading in on them in the first place...)
24th March 2010, 18:11
I just noticed my older posts have a lot less spelling mistakes than my newer ones. I'll start using the apostrophe and big I's again.
It's because I'm used to Word.
24th March 2010, 20:28
It's not "Internet Language" those little fucks need to go back to elementary school to learn how to write properly.
I've never used "text talk", except with certain phrases. ILU, BRB, BFF, LOL, things like that. I never have and never will shorten words. It's always phrases. Unless I'm trying to be funny when I'm speaking in the real world.
Blegh. I'd like to see them try that on an English paper.
24th March 2010, 20:39
text language - the dumbfuck's way of just saying "shorthand". disregard these people as human beings.
internet language - at most, it's just the terms that the internet has popularized
1337 speak - not text language. 1337 5P34K 15 /\/\0R3 |_13K 7415, where as text language is just overpopularized shorthand for the lazy youth
24th March 2010, 21:15
If anyone has time to waste and cares for a challenge, try translating this. I watched in horror as this was typed out in a mere minute or two. (A couple of years back, not just for this thread.)
!|\|61234|>!4|\|7z /\/33|>3|> ------ !73/\\z
------#0\// 3\/312 /\\u[# |*4z74 joo [4|\| 347
------4|\|J O7#312 Z#!7 JOO |\|33|>
O|< |>U/\\4ZZ, \//4[|< |>4 P4574 !|\| T3# F12i|<3N |*4|\|. 4|\||> [0\/312 !|\| 7#3 /\\07#312 phU[|<!|\|6 \//47312. Pu77 joo12 841257412|> 0ph 4 [00|<312 0|\| 7#3 |-|0773z7 8100|>j 5377!|\|9 !7 607... 4|\||> 514/\\ |>4 |*4|\| 0|\| |>4 |-|347.... joo 607 |>!z j4 F5|<!|\|6 [4/\\P312z ....\//4!7 8ou7 12 /\\!|\|z \//#!13 57!12!|\|6 [0|\|574|\|71j.
5#0u1|> 83 |.0|\|3 4ph7312 7#47... 712j 4 8!7 /\\4j83 ... 7#3|\| 5312\/3 ....
!ph joo [4|\|7 937 |>!z 12!6#7 joo /\\07#312 phu[|<312 ... joo \//0[_]1||> 83 zo F5|<!|\|6 |>u/\\
|\|073 b3312 /\\4|<3z 600|> [0013|\|7
^^ 347 joo12 F5|<!|\|6 P4z74
Hell, just for fun, I'll put up a small +rep prize for the first to do so.
24th March 2010, 21:23
Inglish? dih ntz needed -------- itear
----- I give up! It doesn't make sense and I had a presentation about leet speak.
I can post it here if anyone wants, It's in norwegian though. I got an A for it. :D
24th March 2010, 23:18
Is that instructions on how to cook Pasta?
25th March 2010, 00:28
It is indeed. You might question how helpful the instructions are, but that is what it is. Now I think about it, I dunno if that wins the prize or not. Seems pointless to make you write the whole thing out, but awarding for saying just the gist is cheep. Didn't put much thought into this mini competition...
25th March 2010, 17:59
Internet/Text speak is only a good idea when you're saying it out loud. Then it becomes funny (because you're making fun of the poor saps who are dimmer than a half-dead lightning bug).
So the next time you get offered that spiked gin, make a dumb face with big eyes and say "DOES NOT WANT!"
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