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12/03/2013 at 21:49
FFS. I've just had a FB conversation with someone about a Footmuff and adapters I am selling. I can't understand what she is saying to me.. I get the gist, but its written stupidly and it gets right on my nerves that people write like this.
HER- With it go with pink I think of get that colour or purple x
(then I reply asking if she wants it delivered)
HER-If that ok with u if u can x
What the footmuff do does in go into lined x
ME-What do you mean? Do you mean can the top be zipped off to make it into a seat liner? Then, yes it can.
HER- Yh that it x
Wtf?? Is it laziness or something? Is it the fashion?
12/03/2013 at 22:01
Missing letters on her keyboard? A bit odd and frustrating!
12/03/2013 at 22:02
Laziness & perhaps a lack of education, or a job where the written word isn't needed? Some of that can be attributed to typos but the rest is simply poor English. I hate it when people put 'I could of' rather than 'could have'. And the one that really irritates me&i have to stop myself from correcting people is when they say 'can I have a lend of...' When they really mean 'can I borrow...' Or 'can you lend me'.
12/03/2013 at 22:10
I had to delete someone from fb because I could never understand what she meant, I didn't know her that well, she was a friend of my daughter. My English is not perfect and I make a lot of typo's but bloody hell it took 10 minutes to figure out one line of a conversation.
12/03/2013 at 23:00
Crikey that was hard work! I've seen similar, but that was particularly poor.
13/03/2013 at 06:54
I've seen a lot of that around on FB. Drives me insane.
13/03/2013 at 08:48
I think a lot of it is laziness!! Drives me bonkers when people write using text language, or just make up a whole new version of english because they can't be bothered to write properly.
13/03/2013 at 08:57
is she a cretin?
13/03/2013 at 10:28
erm, reading that back, i'd suggest english maybe isn't her first language?
13/03/2013 at 10:33
I hate it when people write like that, it's so difficult to read and I can't make sense of what she's trying to say!
Even in texts I usually spell out all the words apart from a few really obvious ones.
I'd agree with bluewater
13/03/2013 at 10:50
I do think its laziness rather than her lack of english....
13/03/2013 at 12:41
There was someone who I went to school with who's FB statuses made no sense. Ever. Much like the person described in the original post. Maybe it's her?
13/03/2013 at 12:50
I really sturggle with being comprehensible, especially when I am stressed. The words will make sense to me but not to others. I used to get the Ex to check my work for me but it is something I haven't got anymore so worry about it. So I do wonder whether people assume I'm thick or lazy.
I can remember a post like this years ago and I couldn't see the errors and Ex was horrorified. For once I am glad to say I CAN see the errors in that
13/03/2013 at 14:02
My housemaid texts better English than that (she's Filipino). That's bad BUT she could be foreign so even though it's frustrating, she might not be able to help it...
13/03/2013 at 14:13
Reminds me of that line from Nemo: "It's like he's trying to speak to me, I know it! You know you're really cute, but I don't know what your saying!"
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13/03/2013 at 14:36
Love it haha!
13/03/2013 at 15:50
the sentence structure and word order to me read like english is not her first language, however if she *is* english, she's got no bl00dy excuse, and is just lazy. i hate text speak outside actual texts!
13/03/2013 at 15:57
reading that was hard work
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