Text messages... real or shorthand?

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 2:45 PM | comments: 5

I've noticed that when grown-ups (i.e., non-teenagers) send me text messages, they resemble actual English. When teenagers (namely volleyball kids) send me text, it's in chat shorthand.

What do you do?


, February 28, 2006, 7:50 PM #

I probably wouldn't send a text message at all. I don't understand the purpose of them. But generally speaking, I hate shorthand.

FreewheelinJoe, February 28, 2006, 7:56 PM #

I almost always use full words in my text messages, iTAP makes it really easy.

Neuski, February 28, 2006, 7:58 PM #


raptorboy82, February 28, 2006, 9:00 PM #

full words, T9 all the way (doesn't recognize chat shorthand)

Experiment time..... type Smirnoff into your phone using T9 and see what comes up. :)

Onceler, February 28, 2006, 9:18 PM #

It usually depends who I am sending to and what the data is. It is a little easier w/ my device as I have a fully qwerty keyboard, but I tend to use shorthand more; especially for longer words or when I am about to reach the 160 character limit.

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