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"The fact that the letter 'u' is right next to the letter 'i' on the QWERTY keyboard opens the door to severe miscommunication while texting."
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October 12, 2012 in Current Affairs, Humor, Sociology, Web/Tech | Permalink
mobile phones, technology, texting
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Indeed it does, Atul.
Dave P |
October 31, 2012 at 09:37 AM
I always mess up between the "i" and "u" which can lead to a lot of confusion to the person I am sending the message to. I could be talking about myself for example but put "u" instead making the person believe it is in reference to them.
Monica M. |
November 01, 2012 at 02:10 PM
When I need to text something quickly I catch myself frequently sending an "I" instead of a "U" on the keyboard. Sometimes I don't even catch myself doing it until after the text message is sent.
Andriana R. |
November 02, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Its funny when I text someone about something they should do, I catch myself saying "I" rather than "U". This is why before sending the text, I re-read it to make sure Im using the correct words so I dont confuse anyone.
Sara H |
November 04, 2012 at 08:26 PM
That's exactly the problem. What if you received a message like this?...
"u thunk i are correct."
November 04, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Has it led to any confusing or embarrassing circumstances?
November 04, 2012 at 10:13 PM
It's a good practice to proofread your texts when you send them but I think very few people do. I don't because I'm usually texting in a hurry.
November 04, 2012 at 10:14 PM
The most aggravating thing is when you realize you have misspelled a word just as you click the post or send button!!!
Peter D |
November 05, 2012 at 09:13 AM
Texting is a dangerous thing while
driving I know there is a law no texting while driving. It does not work.
Odellia N. |
November 05, 2012 at 12:31 PM
It is dangerous and although I don't advocate doing it, if people are going to text and drive, they can do it in a safer way...
I mention it in a post I wrote here:
November 05, 2012 at 10:01 PM
I suppose proof-reading helps in this case but how many of us do that?
November 05, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Monica I also mess up with the i and u and few other letters like e and r or t and y. It is awful when I am texting fast or i am rushing to respond and doing something else people think i cant spell but hey that is why we are suppose to check it before we send it and sometime i dont. :-/
November 06, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Maybe it is my age showing but I truly despise the text "language". So many abbreviations to so man things that would be said or possibly should never be said. "YOLO" makes me quiver with fear that society is slowly getting stupid. Also "WTF" and other abbreviated ways to yell at someone takes away from the anger you really wish to show. If I am to text angry words to a person I want them to have to read every word. If you want to angry text show some effort. As I venture through newly single life my quick notion that I don't want to date someone is a "TTYL" or "OBVI" text.
Justin Randles |
November 09, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Although this is a great time in our country with the Re-election of President Barack Obama, I am outraged by the numerous comments on various social network sites attacking and disrespecting Our President and his family based primarily on his race!!!
LaVina Williams |
November 10, 2012 at 01:09 PM
My previous comment was meant for the section regarding the endorsement of President Obama. With regard to quick texting, I definitely do not enjoy the various "short cuts" for texting. If you don't text regularly, you may not be familiar with the "IKR", or "IJS" sentiments, and be confused with the variety of acronyms and have difficulty replying correctly.
LaVina Williams |
November 10, 2012 at 01:14 PM
I don't know what IKR and IJS mean. It's a good thing my friends don't use those!
November 12, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Yes, a lot gets lost in communication with texting language but I think it's here to stay!
Good point. R or t and y are also a set of commonly used letters that are too close together. I guess we're stuck with the QWERTY keyboard though so there's not much we can do!
November 12, 2012 at 02:25 PM
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