Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Dec 14, 2015.
Here's How My Texts Roll.
...and some use them at the beginning, along with a period.
Lotta jerks on the forum
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
Yes, yes, go on!
Has concluded what, exactly?
+1... HotRodSteve... the Man...
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.
texting is not writing
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.
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?
Oh yeah. rm -rf ./* comes to mind.
Yup. I test the same way I write emails or anything else. As a result it generally takes so long, I seldom send texts.
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.
<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
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?
If "jerk" is what they call people who use periods, WHAT DO THEY CALL THE PEOPLE WHO USE ALL CAPS!!!!!
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.