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    Default Please note: no more text message language on the board, please

    I've reached the point where I cannot stand this mangling of the language nor the confusion it causes for so many people trying to read posts (who do privately complain).

    This is a board with unlimited space to express yourself, not Twitter or a mobile phone screen. Please folks, respect all members, and the language itself, by spelling out words and making posts that can be read and understood by all.

    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/s...uage-for-posts!
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    Thank you for this Karlin, my eyes were starting to bleed over the last few days
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    I know people use text abbreviations because they get used to them and don't realise how frustrating they can be...but their use is becoming a common complaint for users of boards and email lists.

    Personally I hate text language anyway, including on phones. Why people have to use something as stupid looking and sounding as 'wid' rather than using up a single extra character for 'with' is one of life's great mysteries.
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    Ha, great example Karlin.

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    Totally agree!

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    Thank you for that Karlin, I do not like it all, not even when sending an actual Short Message Service message
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    Couldn't agree more, Karlin - well done for drawing a much-needed line!

    And while we're on the subject.......could we have fewer "could of" and "would of" and more "could have" and "would have"?

    Showing my age and profession (editorial work) I know, but this trend drives me absolutely doo-lalley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagtails View Post
    Couldn't agree more, Karlin - well done for drawing a much-needed line!

    And while we're on the subject.......could we have fewer "could of" and "would of" and more "could have" and "would have"?

    Showing my age and profession (editorial work) I know, but this trend drives me absolutely doo-lalley
    I doubt any "correct grammar" rules will be enforced.

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    Sign of the times I'm afraid...Still, it's worth a try enforcing it.

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    I too applaud this.
    It drives me made to read what is happening to the English language.
    My kids often tease me as when sending a text message on the phone I use correct spelling and don't shorten words. My texts are very long
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