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This is how to look like a jerk.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's How My Texts Roll.

    :idea:;):twisted:;):oops::rolleyes::!:
     
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  2. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Afflicted

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    ...and some use them at the beginning, along with a period.
     
  3. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Lotta jerks on the forum

    ;)
     
  4. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    A period is for legibility, dividing up sentences in a block of text. You don't say "period" when you speak a sentence (unless you are being a jerk), you pause. The fact that the text message is over, implies the sentence has concluded
     
  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Yes, yes, go on!
     
  6. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

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    Has concluded what, exactly?
     
  7. bingy

    bingy Friend of Leo's

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    +1... HotRodSteve... the Man...
     
  8. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    If only there were some way to make texting more like speaking-with
    all the subtleties of spoken language that has evolved over 100,000 years.
    Texting has been around about 20 years
    And its still not as good? FAIL/

    Texting is lacking many of the social cues used
    in actual face-to-face conversations. When speaking, people
    easily convey social and emotional information with eye gaze,
    facial expressions, tone of voice, pauses, and so on.
    People obviously can't use these mechanisms when they
    are texting, Thus, it makes sense that texters rely on what
    they have available to them — emoticons, deliberate misspellings
    that mimic speech sounds and punctuation.
     
  9. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    yup texting=speaking

    texting is not writing
     
  10. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Seriously, the problem I have with texting, besides fat fingers, is that the other party isn't really paying attention, and I guess the assumption is that I'm not, either.

    It's like "chatting" for support on a website.

    You type it in, period or not, and you expect a response. Getting none, you wait. Can't get on with your life, because you thought you were having a conversation. Then, just when you decide you have better things to do, >bing!< you have a message. Sighing, you type an immediate response, and then the cycle begins anew.

    Between email and tel-e-phone, my needs are covered.
     
  11. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    My wife the language professional who knows 4 of them is totally obsessed with grammar and punctuation for most of life and throws it out the door with texting.

    What's funny for me here (and other forums) is I've caught auto-correct make mistakes, and I'm not the best writer.

    My . problem the powerful meaning they have in my professional life. Anyone who's done UNIX, network admin or coding should know what I mean.

    Even more funny is I ended up with some supervisory and leadership responsibilities I never expected to have so there are some occasions when think I should write and text in a manner that doesn't look like I'm total idiot.

    Do we have any others with a tech background who keep the power of a . in mind?
     
  12. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Oh yeah. rm -rf ./* comes to mind.

    :lol:
     
  13. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Yup. I test the same way I write emails or anything else. As a result it generally takes so long, I seldom send texts.
     
  14. surfoverb

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    0le fuzzy knew how to text
    what he did was texted like he spoke
    its exactly what youre supposed to do-its not writing
    its a whole new language
    Im not saying write in an accent but the heart of
    what texting is 0le fuzzy nailed it.

    0le Fuzzy:
    <li>We may never know who done it or watt its all about but one thang iss fer sure------------IT IS TELECASTER and belongs here"

    Read this in your head and you will here him speaking to you
    hes using dash to create dramtic pause-and it works especially
    when he uses caps to emphazise Telecaster
    Dude was kind of brilliant really

    just think of texting as speaking
    it even says in your phone conversations
    cuz thats what they are: Short 7-10 word sentences
    because thats how we speak in short 7-10 word sentences

    Writing is something entirely different altogether
     
  15. imwjl

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    Or maybe sends more text messages with chmod 777 to insure everyone can get and do everything. That should make everything work better and everyone happy - right?
     
  16. BenM

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    If "jerk" is what they call people who use periods, WHAT DO THEY CALL THE PEOPLE WHO USE ALL CAPS!!!!!
     
  17. waparker4

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    unhinged.
     
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  19. indiobravo

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    :lol:
     
  20. cowboytwang

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    There have been forms of non face to face, non-spoken, electrical communication for almost 200 years now. From Morris code telegraph, ticker tape, to Internet forums for the past few decades. It's nothing new, and we will always keep finding other ways to communicate with others. It keeps developing and getting easier, texting is a whole lot better than sending smoke signals.
     
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