ANSWERS: 28
  • "ma" sounds more casual and is the way many people pronounce "my". "lyk" is shorter than "like" and when teens text or IM they try and abbreviate as much words as possible.
  • I dunna really care as long as a cn read eet :)
  • I hate to say it, but it's just annoying. As a reader, we have to slightly pause to try to discipher what you're trying to say. Mostly unintelligent people mispell words, so it questions do you really not know how to spell, or are just being facetious? Sorry, but when I see someone with a question who types like that, I just move on to the next question. If they can't type correctly, I'm not going to waste my time. I can't take a ? srsly if dis luk lyk dat! No wut i'm sayn? >< How would you feel if your parents talked like that? Would you think they sounded like a moron? LOL And hey, this is just my opinion. :-)
  • Because it tells us you don't care enough to try to communicate in the best way possible to be understood. So people don't feel respected and they possibly think less of you, of your education or your respect for others. It makes it seem selfish on your part to only choose to write or communicate on your terms and not on common ground with the majority of others.
  • Usually the more accurate the spelling the easier it is to read and understand.
  • You should care. Why would you willingly appear less intelligent?
  • Because it's lyk hard to understand?
  • It is annoying as hell to try to figure out, what you are meaning, not all of us know text type, we were raised to spell things properly, it shows your education level. To me, ma=mom.
  • With the thousands of other questions, I am not going to bother to stop and try and figure out what the question is when there is one right after it.
  • It's difficult to read and does not flow. Having to take the time to "translate" a question is very annoying.
  • they're just too concerned with the world being right to them....it seems if we all don't fall in line with the rest of the heard then we are wrong .....well screw them.
  • nah i luff wen people use txtlish! it onli annoys tha oldiez..haha =) spelling is soooo overated. there is way too much to worry bout already, n it shows creativity wen u can sub wordz. dis was jus fo u chica! lolz
  • Why? Because for decades I was taught to read proper English and reading the above is like deciphering an enigma (it also shows me that you are ignorant, whether you are or not)
  • they are condescending .
  • &quot;ma"? "lyk"? Can I buy a vowel? Seriously if you hadn't explained it I wouldn't have known what you were trying to say.
  • The purpose of "textspeak" is to make texting faster, and to save on character counts when you have a limited number of characters per text message. If you're texting on a cellphone, I could sort of understand why you would spell this way in some cases, like using "lyk" or "U" rather than "like" and "you". However, how on earth is it any easier or faster to use words like "ma" and "tha" than the actual English spellings "my" and "the"? To me, it seems that it would take MORE time and effort to do it your way. When you spell this way, it not only gives the appearance of ignorance and apathy, but also that you are making a huge effort to spell incorrectly on purpose, which I think is akin to a crime. It may be trendy and cute, but if you get in the habit of spelling things this way, you're going to have a pretty tough time later in life when you need to appear professional and polished, and you accidentally use "tha" instead of "the" on your resume or your Master's Thesis because the improper versions of words will have become so engrained.
  • Prps bks if you meak up yar owun splg it mayks whart you sey diffikultt to unnerstaynd.
  • I doubt that anyone really cares. However, you should be aware that when you type "lyk" that, it increases the likelihood of you being thought of as either 12 years old or of reduced intelligence/education. Hence, many of us are going to ignore your question and move on.
  • they are ex school teachers who can get out the box.
  • Yo No Comprende...
  • cuz people are stupid anything unorthodox is ignorant and illiterate i think its pretty close minded to stick to a single set of spelling i, from here on out, declare to use random spellings for random words... ya, dats wat ima do :)
  • I care because as someone with dyslexia I read words by looking at the whole shape of the word not just the letters in it because my brain is programmed that way. This means it takes me twice the time to read your post when you mispell things on purpose. Though personally I deal with this by not bothering to read it. Also as someone has said earlier, you won't get into a job with that on your CV and you wouldn't get into University if your application was spelt in such a way, it's better just to spell things normally so when you do apply for something you won't look like an idiot who can't spell.
  • I've never mentioned it in this forum, but spelling of this kind is a disturbing reminder of the high illiteracy rate in America. At work, I'm continually surprised when reading work related entries by so-called educated people who cannot spell or construct a legible sentence. THIS observation from a HIGH SCHOOL DROP-OUT! Generally, I ignore posts with purposefully mispelled words. Communication is hard enough online without having to work overtime trying to determine what somebody means to say.
  • Some people might regard it as a sign of disrespect for the English language. Writing is not speaking.
  • Weeeaaaa gott maw immpawdend siengz tooo dooo weezz ar tym zenn too deesyfar sstyooped speling - gottit? Maybe you could start your own "mis-spelled words" website and indulge in your passion there, but here we want to read questions and answers quickly and concisely, not spend all day marvelling at how same sounds can be spelt differently. Someone went through the trouble of inventing a keyboard so that we wouldn't have to decipher your handwriting. Don't let their effort be a waste. The English language has enough wierd spelling in it to satisfy the rest of us.
  • It's irritating to have to decipher,that's why.
  • Its annoying and it proves that your probably a child. And if you can't type thoses simple words easily it is most likely you are a child.
  • I think it's because some people are anal about it. I used to be. But then I realized that people are trying to relax when they are online and not hafta worry about spelling or grammar or stuff like that.

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