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What is it with all the shortcuts on email? u instead of you, r instead of are

It's really annoying and makes you look really stupid.

Fri. May 23, 9:40am

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I agreed 100% - People have just become lazy. You can thank the introduction of texting for the downfall of the English language.

Friday, May 23, 2008, 9:54 AM

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It is just texting habits that have moved to the computer screen. I have to remind myself every once in a while that I am on the computer and the audience is usually much larger.

Friday, May 23, 2008, 1:03 PM

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I did not get it for a long time either. When I got a PDA and started using text messaging a lot more - I got it! it's convenient and way easier - you take all the shortcuts you can!

it's all semantics though and we don't have to read all the posts I guess :)

Friday, May 23, 2008, 1:20 PM

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UR so out of date, why would anyone waste time? Do you understand the concept of lean? This isnt some poetry contest,

Get with it!

Friday, May 23, 2008, 1:52 PM

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I agree with the OP and 9:54.
Makes people appear lazy or ignorant of the rules of language when it's inappropriate to abbreviate.
Punctuation is a big thing with me also. I have college students that write me emails that look as if a 2nd grader wrote them. It's a bit disheartening to read them because I think they can do better if they expected more from themselves.

Friday, May 23, 2008, 2:13 PM

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this is a thread on a diet website not a letter to my boss, why would it be inappropiate to abreviate??!?!

Friday, May 23, 2008, 2:53 PM

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2:53 read the original post

The reference is to e-mail ,and nowhere is it mentioned that posting on Peer Trainer is an issue.
Peer trainer community has proven time and again that it is in open forum to vent to your heart's content, off topic or not off topic.

Friday, May 23, 2008, 3:38 PM

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This is to the 2:13 poster.

I guess I laugh when I read your post complaining about proper punctuation. Forgive me for my sarcasm today, but here is how your post should look with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

It makes people appear lazy or ignorant of the rules of the English language when it is an inappropriate forum for which to abbreviate, such as an email. Punctuation is a big thing with me. I have college students that write me emails that appear as though a second grader wrote them. It is a bit disheartening to read them, because I think they can do better if they expected more of themselves.

Thought for the day: Do not call the kettle black if you are a pot...

Friday, May 23, 2008, 4:50 PM

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Friday, May 23, 2008, 5:04 PM

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Text is one thing, email is another. I think each should be treated differently. Respect the email, dammit!!

Friday, May 23, 2008, 5:12 PM

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