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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Dec 14, 2015.
You're describing the Bad Dog Café.
Exactly! There are places like this, internet forums and facebook designed for it. Leave the phones for phoning...
We're different. We ... um ... er ... use more punctuation. And have an almost fanatical devotion to all things geezer.
Nvr s pncttn whn txtng r vwls thr
Tht wy nbdy knws yr jrk
Schools now have special classes to teach kids how to make eye contact
On separate note, putting a period at the end of a text indicates that you were over the hill when cell phone text messaging was created.
I'm kind of glad I made it over that hill before human contact was nuked...
I don't text much, and when I do it's usually to communicate with my son. He being in the generation where that's "normal", and "convenient". For me it's neither.
I usually mess up though.
Message goes like this:
"Hi son, it's Dad."
With or without punctuation, it's downright lame, isn't it.
Now, if my mother had ever tried texting (miss you mom!), it'd be like this:
"Hi son. Thank you for texting with me the other day. It was nice to hear from you. I'm glad you're doing well."
I'm not sure if that itself would be in a text message, or if she'd send it as a little thank you note -- a real one, in the real mail.
Ah, the good old days.
Fortunately when I do most texting, I'm in front of my computer, so I can load up MightyText and jam with a full keyboard. Hey, I can type really well. Just not with my thumbs.
What really cracks me up is when people on a forum sign every post. I guess it used to be really popular on message boards or something. It doesn't bother me or anything, I just think it's kind of funny.
Not so much on this forum, but on some other forums, people have signature files that list every single piece of gear they own. The signature can be four times as long as their post's body. Then they post ten times in a thread and the signature appears over and over. Ugh.
They must have only surveyed jerks for that study.
Maybe in a hundred years if Darwin really nailed it people will be born with pointy little thumbs perfect for texting.
Watching kids thumbs move like lightning over the touchscreen, I do sometimes wonder how a growing body (and mind) adapts.
Yep, things are falling into place. To accommodate texting drivers they are working on self driving cars...
Well, then there's stuff like Swype, which my son showed me. Ugh, I don't see how anyone can do that. He "swipes", essentially creates a path between the letters of a word. So fast, probably faster than I can type on a normal keyboard. I try it and I get bhi;jgbvbkk. (don't forget the period) .
You can swipe and end it with a period? Cool boot sauce.
I think it's in Android settings. "Are you a jerk, or over 50 years old?" check.
I'm not sure what would happen if I unchecked it. It's checked, and disabled. They must have known.
I guess my old iPhone isn't period-correct.
we should all use glotal clicks, like the KUNG! , Kalahari Bushmen of Africa then the written communication would resemble Woodstock talking to Snoopy in the Peanuts comics a much simpler form of conveyance.
it would resemble: /////-///////-/////////. ////// ////////-/ //// ?