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- Sep 1, 2009
- Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
I use them. On a keyboard, it's easy. From a phone, there is one key stroke to go into the sub menu, then type the apostrophe, then another keystroke to get back to letters. Too much work. On my phone, I avoid them.
^^^^This. We have an entire generation out there who communicate primarily by typing on cellphones with their thumbs. Anything that requires proper capitalization or punctuation is way too much bother - and when the crux of your message is what you had for lunch, what time you want to meet for margaritas, or your astute opinion based on something you read online ... well, I suppose it's appropriate. And most folks can decipher this fairly easily, even elderly flatulants such as us. Plus since I write for a living, it keeps me in business. Nobody will pay you for texting an article with your thumbs minus capitalization, punctuation, grammar, etc. Not yet, anyway.
ITT people acting like there's no such thing as autocorrect.
Literally hit i-v-e and it turns to I've on its own.
I finally stopped posting pictures of Peter when I see that. Not enough people get it. Or maybe they’re not as easily entertained as I am.
They do other stuff. Umlauts and doubling consonants or vowels. Germans just jam a bunch of words together. I kinda like it, but it is a lot of syllables in many cases.
I dunno. From the poor grammar, missed words, and spelling mistakes I see in articles all over the place on-line, I have to assume this is coming, if not already here.
What *is* it? You save one space. When I write "can not" it get underlined and the suggestion is to replace it with cannot -- but why?
Watch "Idiocracy." It's where all this is eventually going. Funny, when you watch most sci-fi movies, all the people in the future in the spaceships with the flying cars and such are all intelligent and articulate. In reality, it's those too ignorant to practice birth control and their descendants who will comprise the bulk of the population (it's started already). And since we live in a "democracy" where everything that can fog a mirror gets to vote ...