AaawwWww, sh0 cUt3!

Good morning everyone!

You have surely come across some kids using this type of language, especially on Facebook, isn’t it? It consists of using lowercase + uppercase letters, as well as numbers and all types of characters just to make the sentences look… stupid nice (in their opinion). Each of them invent their own words, their own way of writing to their friends. And most of the time, they write nonsense.

I totally hate how these teenagers interact among themselves. In fact, I have the impression that many people (from my generation) share the same view about this “trendy” way of communication among the much younger generation.

Anyway, does talking like that makes them look “cool”? But you might perhaps say : What about the older generation (our parents for instance) who hated our sms lingo too.

Unlike the SMS language/lingo which aims at reducing the number of characters in a sms, I don’t think that the newer teenagers’ typo has any meaningful use. Or unless I have not grasped its use yet.

I might sound a bit old-school, but some of these kids totally write nonsense and I still don’t understand why they get so excited when someone tags them in some stupid picture. (and off-topic : some of their emo-style haircuts make me want to vomit!)

GROW UP!

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  • +1

    Bloody hate this emo typornography crap.

  • Tushal

    You’re so so so right. 😀
    Guess, we are too old to understand the complete useless way they write.

    @Carrot–> +1

    P:S Yashvin, I need to forward you 2 dumbass profiles where the girls have cut their hands. Just to be “Cool” or should I say, to make complete mockery of themselves. Ah, the new generation is made of idiots. Well, not everyone.

  • jp

    meH n0n c k00|_ , kess ke vou saV vou? v le diR @ma moman :'<

    😀

  • I have publicly expressed my hate countless times in the past.

  • jp

    Do you think it is because our Mauritian society tends to give less and less importance to Arts and Literature?

  • Yiu

    am from this kind of generation and i really don’t find this to be cool!!! btw nice title 😀 this had me laughing

  • Mike

    It gets ridiculous sometimes and I have trouble to decipher the lingo. The end result is that I lose interest and give up trying to read the message. I consider it a waste of time. If you want to pass a message then make it clear not gibberish!

  • acting n3rd doesn’t make you g33k

    I think i just summarized the topic.

  • ReenaDKL

    When my sis used to send me sms’ I’d be like SHIT! What happened!!!?? I even asked my “younger” colleague to decipher them to me a few times!! lol!!!

    Like when something is funny and I’d be bursting with laughter, my sis would just say “LOL” with a smile…that what like “WTF”!!! Lol wasn’t supposed to be an sms thing???

    It’s a crazy generation…must be what our grandparents and parents thought about us…

    However, I love the emo hairstyle….I call the guys “Iguanes” 🙂 too cute!!! lol!

  • Muzzammil

    I don’t really find that cool lol, really, lmao, its just as if someone who don’t know how to talk lol, according to me, this might have a bad effect upon their daily life, i mean that sometimes i do write sms abreviation in exams by missing LOL, i wonder what these teens would write.

    well, sometimes i used to try doing it but i don’t find that a “good” way to express oneself. its a sense of immaturity according to me. if girls do that it seems quite ok, but just see the wallposts of some guys on fb?/ don’t they realise that they are male?. well. they ought to wonder if the reader of the wallpost/comments, would really understanding a shit about what they wrote.

    Is it a new language?. well. im LOL looking at

    http://www.yashvinblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/facebook-teen-language.jpg

    i don’t really understand anything they write but i try mah best to wonder what they really meant xD.

    mah message to these teens are when they write sumthing write it way much properly so as it becomes easier for human to understand not ALIENS.

    Rate : ★★★★★

  • i guess these people think that by using weirdo characters to text or comment makes them look cool. its really painful to understand each words and have to go over it again and again to really understand what they wrote. :S

  • Dvil

    mo pas siporte sa… mais bon mo encore rapel premier fois mo dire nisa mo mama ti zour moi … alors.. mo penC chaque generation ena so style. pareil kuma dan 20 ans kan mo piti pou ecoute ene la mizik mo pou dire li “sa la mizik sa??!sa??!pff.. mo lepok ki ti ena la music!ti ena ban groupe metal tout sa! zordi nek tapaz ki ena”lol.. enfin…thats the cycle

  • Harish

    The words they used is not directed to you or for your consumption, it is to their friends. If they are talking to you in that way then yes, you are more than welcome to tell them to talk properly so that you may understand, but if not, they should IMHO be able to speak to their friends in what ever way they wish.

  • CoOlB0Y

    YoU aLl ArE JuSt a BuNcH oF 0ld WaShEd uP HaS-BeENs………..

  • Laisse bannes zenfants la grandit imper… hope lerla zot comprenddd 😛

  • jp

    @Dvil: I don’t believe we’re going in the right direction though.

    I wish it was a cycle, but I can see less and less culture in the younger generation 🙁

  • @CoOlB0Y: loOOooL 😛

  • dUde y3w R 2 kEwl. i refuse to associate with people who type like that.

  • CoOlB0Y

    YOu R JeAl0uS 0f Ze niOuU GeNErAtIoN. ZaTs aLL…
    Em0 RuLZ….

  • Akhil

    @Harish: But is there any reason for which they should communicate with their friends in this way instead of using normal language?

  • MUFC_19!!!

    comier letan sa garson/tifi kine reply dan dernier dessin la pren pou ecrir sa? 1 her temps?

  • Chandan

    Hello Yashvin,

    First of all, i would like to tell you you coiuld have expressed urself a bit more politely regarding ur subject and topic watever.. if u dont like something, no need to publish things which u personally dont like.

    These are meant for their friends and their social network group. If ever your were having everyone sending u messages like that i would understand your reaction, but dont make a mole out of something which affects you personally.

    BTW, im starting to hate your blog and u have my email address too, you can share your point of view as i did mine.

    Let every generation live and evolve according to their way of life since you are not that age and me too.

    I dont know now if you gonna make another topic from my comments.

    EN PASSANT, KAN TO PERNA OKENE TOPIC POU PUBLISH, PAS ALE RODE BANNE KITCHOSE PERSONELLE SUR BANE SOCIAL NETWORK, THIS IS NOT MEANT TO MAKE A TOPIC OUT OF IT…

    M&RC1 BO0ouU-Q!!!

  • nemanAz

    <3 smaller than three is suppose to mean a heart wtf.
    however small o dot big o is cool o.O

  • hus

    hmm i wonder si dimun koner ki ene blog supposer ete? si li pa express personal opinion author la ki li supposer express? si pa envi lir persone pa pu paye zot pu lir…

    mo personally hate sa facon ecrir la, li prend ene tas letemp pu write, read and understand. luckily mo pena oken moronic friend ki ecrir kumsa.

    et a ban ki p dir sa nuvo generation so style, mo ti a conten truv zot ecrir zot CV or thesis like that.

  • fadil

    @CoOlB0Y: i have two english words for you.

    [Comment moderated. Swearing is not allowed here]

  • CoOlB0Y

    LoSeRs….

  • MUFC_19!!!

    yashvin in ene leve ene point interessant kine attire mo lattention dan saki line ecrir. “But you might perhaps say : What about the older generation (our parents for instance) who hated our sms lingo too.”

    c vrai ki dan saki nou zeneration ti p ecrir langaz sms mais c t parski
    1. pou type plis vite.
    2. li private, entre 2 dimoun.
    3. mem si nou ti p glaC are ban ti dessin sms la, at least we understood the graphics – and for some it was more of an art at most.

    ban teens zordi ecrir sa pou paret “cool” according to them, however i am not against it!c ene sorte identiT pou zot. peutet mo imP plis tolerant envers banla mem si mo ti a souhaiT zot ecrir normal. tou teens ena zot lepok cot zot ggn criz.it’s impossible to stop them.
    enfin kan zot grandi, (hopefully) zot ava areT pou mo pas perdi letan dechiffrer saki zot in ecrir kan zot post moi kitsoz

  • @Yashvin,
    It appears that this post had some really unpleasant reactions… 🙂 Maybe your article did hurt some youngsters here.
    Enfin this is freedom of speech anyways… 😉

    Well just a little note to those guys who felt hurt and are expressing their feelings through their comments to this post.

    We do not mind you people writing this way among yourselves, it’s ok as long as it’s within your own group.

    But think abt this:
    We also have been youngsters and even we have made use of the sms languages, one result -> I know some people, who were so used to the sms language, that when they were writing their essays for their tests and exams, they used this language. And eventually who is the loser?
    Now just think, you get so used to it that tomorrow when you have to do something professional, you mix up these letters, do you think it will be good for yourselves? Well I do not mind personally if you use it to communicate among your friends.

    But do think about this: Whatever you write on your wall gets published in your other friends wall, and it’s obvious when they see it, they will try to read it… why? The answer is simple: Both of you are “friends” on facebook. So your friends will try to read what u have written, and to some people it might be difficult to understand. And dnt you think it will be a real pain when you just open your facebook and the first thing you see on your wall, is something that you do not understand… How will you feel then?

    Do not take critics negatively. Just make sure you do not get so used to this language that you eventually start having trouble in your academic and professional life… 🙂

    God Bless You…

  • Richa

    I agree wid u:)
    i personally take more time to read those ‘weird’, ‘new’ or watever word structure.
    til you is U
    your is ur
    goodnight is gudnite
    thanks is thnks
    take care is tk cr or tc
    dont knw is dunno
    by the way is btw
    its kind of OK

    but when it becomes pO diR mwa, sha, gu9t, l8, dunno any apart frm these:P its a bit irritating.

  • luvnish

    Yashvin, kUz U Po5T3d s0m3th!ng i dNt L!k3, I Hat3s Ur Bl0g n0W!!
    PS: it took me 2mins to write this work of art siouplait! Im awesome 😛

  • Cyan

    Not that I’m a sl*t, but you can use me everytime.
    Sincerely,
    Grammar.

  • Winshaye

    This type of writing affect pronunciation…
    and FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW, Cambridge University Reports,
    states that students of Mauritius leaves too many grammatical mistakes than before… with silly words…

    Lets be real guys, once you get used to this type of writing, it is hard to recover. It is the same as speaking accent, which is difficult to change.

    No wonder why rate of failure so high nowadays.. 😉

    This is not a step to PERFECTION and PROGRESS.

  • Tushal

    @Chandan and CoOlB0Y
    Get a room you losers!

    *Evil Smile*

  • The joker

    @ winshaye: ‘FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW, Cambridge University Reports,
    states that students of Mauritius LEAVES too many grammatical mistakes than before… with silly words…
    irony???:-”
    @ chandan: ‘but dont make a mole out of something which affects you personally’…
    some make mountains out of molehills, others just make…moles!:)

    nice article, even funnier comments.

  • Bhooks

    🙂 TVR

    I really enjoyed myself reading the reaction to this post. And the most hilarious one was Chandan. Guess y??

    This name was in vogue like 50 years + back and he claims to be from the new generation. wahahaha

  • Bhooks

    I like your blog and will continue dropping in now and then even if we dont think alike. Bann seki hate the blog apres sa post la. GET A LIFE :p

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Tushal

    Ur NaMe SoUnDZ LyK TuSHy oR tUsH wHiCh MeAnZ “GaLs’ BuTtOcKs”.
    GoOglE It LoLzZZz

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Winshaye

    This type of writing affect pronunciation… -> aFfEctS NoT AfFect
    Cambridge University Reports,states —> StAte nOT sTatEs
    students of Mauritius leaves —-> LeAve NoT LeAvEs

    No wonder why rate of failure so high nowadays.. 😉 —–> WiTh Ze TyPeS oF MiStAkEs U LeFt, wE DoNt RilLy HaVE 2 Wo0nDeR WhY LoLzZZzzzz

  • Mufc_19!!!

    @pramod’s post number 8: excellent post!so well said.zot p exprime zot mais tank ki c zis entre zot ek zot pas fr errer met sa dan n papier exams, zot pou on safe side.
    🙂

    becoz i know someone kine met 1 smiley “:p” inconsciemment dan so disertation telmen li abitié chat, he was surprised himself and had to correct it after revising.notice that this trend came becoz of computers, mobile phones and chatting.we make use of phoenetic words to express ourselves and this has become the “normal” way of communicating.

    I still remember an article in Expresso waaay back when nokia 3310 was à la mode.it was about sms lingos and was of the same nature of this blog’s article, just to make people aware of the new “words” and where the trend is heading.today we don’t care how we write sms’s since most of us have been used to it.

    @all teenage youngsters, hence this blog is not meant to offend anyone but to make you aware that during exams or writing a formal email,for instance, you have to be careful not to write words not recognised by the english/french grammar.

  • luvnish

    @CoOlB0Y: *sigh* Tushy got pawnt… again. lol

  • jp

    @Richa: 😀 I second this

  • Avishna

    these are rubbish words – cant get the hell out what they say. N no wonders they cant code properly since their minds are already full of stupid codes.

  • Tushal

    CoOlB0Y–> It’s written as Tushal you douche bag. Well, my name seems to be a girl’s butt. But in your case, it’s you who sound like an a$$.

  • jp

    @CoOlB0Y:

    Your emo <3 does bleed when you read all that I guess. Come on, it's not called jealousy, it's just that it gives me the impression that there is a serious lack of communication skills and questionable tastes behind how an individual expresses himself. I am saying that based on facts and statistics of people I met, and I am not saying that you are like this (I do not know you).

    People think it's cool to be 'emo', to listen to 'emo'-music and when they can l33t speak, they think they are geeks. Come on, those are clichés. If you want to be respected, it's all about making oneself clear in whatever language or media you use.

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Avishna->HoW oLd R Uuu? 45Yrs olD sTriCt MoOOom!??

    @Tushy->IT’z WriTten “d0uChEbaG” NoT “D0uChe BaG”. Go00oGlE It!! XD
    UsInG WoRdzz Fr0M Tv SeRiAls aNd MoViEzz DoEsN’t mAkE YoU SmArTeR DudE!! LoLzZZZzz

    @EvRyBdY-> wE YoUnGeR PpLzz D0nT C0mE CoMpLaIniNg AbOut UrR BoRiNg WaYzZz Uu ToK, So Yy dO uUu CoMplAin Ab0uT dA WaY wE t0K!???

    H8eRzzZZzZ

    GeT a LyfFf

  • Harish

    @Akhil: @Akhil: When you were in school, did you not use slang when talking to your friends?

    I certainly did, but when I was speaking to people who are not friends, I would speak to them in a manner in which they would understand. I believe that they should be able to talk to their friends in what ever way they wish, but when they are talking to people other than their friends they should make an attempt to communicate in a language which is understood by the person(s) they are talking to.

  • Sagitarius

    Some very entertaining comments on this post. A little bit of name calling too. And also English lessons.

    @CoOIBOY. I think it’s ridiculous to mockingly make a list of someone’s mistakes and to miss the big one. I suggest you learn English before teaching it.
    You(or Winshaye) shouldn’t say ‘too many ……. than’. In proper English you should say either ”…too many grammatical mistakes.” or ”….more grammatical mistakes than before”
    Or ”…too many grammatical mistakes. More than before”

    Being over 50, I had some hesitations before commenting: after all people much younger than me have been called ‘old washed up has-beens’. But there’s something I’d like to share with the young and stupid. Success or failure in everything you undertake in life depends more than anything else on good communication skills or the lack of those.
    [Proper management of time and of finance are distant second and third most important factors for success].

  • @CoOlB0Y: And you took how much time to write this comment?
    Please share (and I am not joking right now). Thanks.

  • CoOlB0Y

    @YaShVin->OnCe Uu GeT UseD To It YoU CaN Do iT PrEttY FaSt DudE!!

    @Sagitarius->Wo0oW GraNdPa!! DaT WaZ SeRiOuSLy BOrInG!!! **YaWnzZZzz**

  • @Chandan:

    Talk about having freedom of speech.

    Plus you really have no idea what a blog is!

  • ReenaDKL

    lol…funny post Yashvin…it’s like a generation gap war..lol!!!

    I believe we are yet to see the peak..who knows what our kids are gonna be like!!! lol!!!

  • Sagitarius

    @CoOIBoy, You get easily bored. Don’t breathe too much, you might find it boring. Is Peter Pan a friend of yours ? Has your grandpa left enough money to finance your stupidities ?

  • @coolboy

    chill man. i respect your views. maybe one day when you start getting in “real” working life, this whole concept might change. i guess you are around 13-15 (because you keep telling everyone mum, dad, grandpa), in 10-15 years time, give us your feedback.

  • Leenaa

    Oh nowadays we all do use abbreviations for chat and sms, also slang words, it’s not confined to this or that generation! But these writings with uppercase and lowercase letters together with numbering, are sure something else!!

    I don’t even bother to decipher those gibberish language as they are sure a sore to the eyes not to say to the a$$ LOL…I prefer to leave those kids to play in their own mud pools…As for name – calling, it comes easy when one got nothing intelligent to say, utterly cheap!!

    Hah teenagers now in some years you too are going to be called ‘has beens’!!! And in like 30 years or so, we would be calling you too ‘grandpas’ haha…No need to ‘Google’ this LOL…Oh my!Utterly childish!!

    Got to share this entertaining blog with my friends…Thanks for posting Yashvin…Cheers

  • Sun

    The nick of the person should have been “CoOIGirl”…

    *sigh*

    @yashvin, we need a LIKE button for comments! 😛

  • Go00oGlE It! banne [insert saki to lé isi] !

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Sagitarius->I G3t BoR3D WiZzz Pr3-HiSToRiC aG3d P3opL3. Uu r3aD P3T3r P4N toW UrR GraNd-KiDzZZz!? XD
    @luckyhuss->ItzZz CoOlB0Y n0T coolboy Dud3!!!!!
    @Leena->D0nT boTh3R t0w d3cIpH3R w4T U CaNT. U t00 OLd 4 DaT! XD anD iN 30Yrs Wh3n I’LL b3 A hAs-b33N, U’lL b3 grAnnY L33nAA LoLzzZZzz

    Lo0S3RzZz Y d0nT uU Acc3pT DaT wE caN ToK HoW w3 WanNa

  • Hello @Leenaa. Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment. You are the most welcomed here, anytime 😉

    @Sun: lol. Yes, I was asked to add this feature several times but most people don’t use it 🙁

    @CoOlB0Y: I think that you will need reinforcement on this blog. Please invite your friends to join in the conversation 🙂

  • Sagitarius

    @CoOIBOY, No, I wouldn’t and I don’t. Even kids can sense the immaturity of Peter Pan. Trying to get anchored in youth! Probably the most futile of purposes.

  • @Yashvin: To p fr publicité to blog indirektement!!! 😛

    Anyways, you can use IntenseDebate or DisQus comments plugin for wordpress…
    (Enfin the latest version of IntenseDebate seems to be broken for the time being, you can use previous versions…)

  • Tushal

    @CoOlB0Y:
    Not only you write in a stupidly retarded way but you also have no respect for people who’re way older than you.

    *Respect. Learn some you annoying brat.*

  • CoOlB0Y

    ShAmE 0n Uu buNcH 0f h4t3rz. Uu toK 0f R3sp3ct bUt CanNoT 4CcepT p30Ple difFeReNt Fr0m Uu. I gU3ss Uu r Da KinDoF p3oPlE WhO AcT maTuRE BuT sEcReTlY LoOOoK DowN oN oD3R p3Ople. 50Yr Old GuY chIlL duD3. w3 ToK LyK DiS b3tW33N FrNdzZZz n0T t0w Uu.

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Tushal Uu toO R3t4rd3D 2 UnD3rSt4Nd DiS l4nGu4g3 dUd3!!!

  • I’ve be3n tAkIn sOm3 nIsHa tAlkIn’ lYk zIsHe. It CaN BeCOmE AdDicTiVe iF YoU aR sItinG @ HoME doINg nOfInG. tHis TyPE of tYpINg iS DefinEteLy nT fOR sAViNg tIME.

    ^ I took 7 minutes to write the above text. LOL xP

  • GranTorinoWasAwesome

    Im not sure Yashvin truely hates this. He once told me that, to get more comments, readers, and consequently more page hits, better DISAGREE with the general opinion. See here, I’m the 65th commenter.

    And me too, I hate this blog. Not because I don’t like his posts but because he moderate the comments, thus not making full use of net neutrality. Or freedom of expression?
    But anyway, that’s a different story.

    My opinion is, what is really sad about this way of communication, are those teenagers who think are expressing themselves in their own way and calling it “art” or “creativity” are just wasting ‘language’. I bet they suck at grammar, vocabulary and can’t speak english fluently. It’s worst than making typos or writing sms-style.

    You should watch this video.

    youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=J7E-aoXLZGY

    Fortunately, I don’t have dumb teenagers in my friends list anymore. How that? Simple; just be awkward with them. For guys, I’ll sound harsh like “WTF you said? Can you stop being a dumb teenager freak for a second?”. Sometimes I’ll talk to them as if they are retarded; “Me speak english. You understand me?” And voila, they either remove me or stop wr1Ting L1kE tHiS.

  • GranTorinoWasAwesome

    @carrotmadman6 (the first comment), because I scan text line by line instead of reading words syllable by syllable, I nearly missed it and thought i read ‘typography’, when in fact you wrote ‘tyPORNography’.

    Now THAT is what I’m talking about. Intelligently having fun with language.

  • Nazira

    lol ça épuise d’essayer de décrypter leur langage codé

  • Sorry people, but I need to clear a point here.

    @GranTorinoWasAwesome:
    Don’t take me wrong, but I usually tell people that a blog post gets more comments and hits if the topic sounds controversial and also, tends to touch people directly. That makes the topic debatable and everyone wants to participate to make themselves heard.
    A topic published on the blog, this does not specifically mean that I disagree with what has been said. Many times, I clearly mention my point of view.

    Moderate comments? The usual moderation steps include

    • The removal of swear words and depending on the topic,
    • Masking of any company’s name to avoid any problems with them.
    • Any anonymous messages are removed (usually with no mail addresses or if I can’t find any record showing that the person can be trusted, as regular reader).

    Anyway, it is clearly written : “Stay on topic. No spam. No swearing please, be responsible.
    This blog is clean and moderation forms part of a normal process to make sure that what YOU say can be publicly displayed on my pages.

    And guess what? Your comment has been approved too.
    Bon weekend!

  • Ruby

    rofl…ene chance moi mo bane neveu e kuzin pas ecrire kumsaa..avec sa kaliT language la..pu perdi plis letan decode ceki ine ekrire..aprE kan fini decode si…ena doute si msg la ti p rode dire ceki nu ine comprnd 😛 😛 😀

  • infiltration destruction

    well if it stays in facebook, then its ok, but if it finds its way into
    their GP essays then its a trouble for our new gen!!!
    and concerning the emo styles well, when i was a teen everyone had long hair and listening to metal music!

  • GranTorinoWasAwesome

    Have I offended?
    Allow me to quote you;
    “I totally hate how these teenagers interact among themselves”.

    Ain’t it mean you are in disagreement with them?
    But at the end it doesn’t make any difference. Driving traffic is an art and you are a master of this art.

    I know you don’t moderate comments too aggressively. If you want to know, I don’t like seeing that “your comment is awaiting moderation” thing. It’s like “we’re going to open your package to see if it contains anything illegal” at the customs office. See what I mean?
    I also don’t like the fact that you don’t allow swearing (because that’s how I need to express myself sometimes) and that you don’t promote anonymity. It’s just my personal opinion.
    It is also old school. I’m not saying it is bad to moderate. Popular blogs do moderate the comments but are much less aggressive. Engadget is a perfect example, they let the readers themselves to “upvote” and “downvote” so the comments with positive votes remain on the site and the negative ones gets “buried into oblivion”. On some websites, the comments fade away or literaly appear dim, so people pay less attention to them. In some way, it makes the reader a better commenter as they will think twice before making a comment because being tackled down by a moderator is less worst than by a group of people. And the commenting system will emphasize this.
    Also, most moderators only delete the comments AFTER they have been published and/or reported.

    As a bonus, you’ll have much less work do to. Engadget is using the disqus pluging.

    “A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa” – Mark Zuckerberg

    Thanks bon weekend you too

  • Bhooks

    @Bann zenes.
    Lir sann la la

  • @GranTorinoWasAwesome: That’s the way this blog has been working for nearly 4.5 years.

    Merci for your support and also for reading/commenting on my posts 🙂

  • CoOlB0Y

    B 4 B0rInGgGg!!! S0rRy Lo00oS3rZ I fELL 4sL33p wiD Ur C0Mm3ntZ

  • CoOlB0Y

    @3v3rYbdY-> d0nT u BoR3 UrS3lF 2 Sl33p sMtiM3s wiD Ur b0riNg t4lkZ??
    b 4 b0RiNg, gooOOooGl3 iT!

  • The Joker

    @CoOlB0Y: people will judge you by what you write, no matter how you write it, but you don’t seem to be making a case for yourself. just calling others has-beens because they write ‘properly’ is not an argument; unless, you are a troll and you are just doing that to generate comments, and that would make you a smartass! you’ll grow out of it when puberty kicks in…hopefully!

  • CoOlB0Y

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  • @CoOlB0Y:

    Sorry. I don’t speak retardese. Can you get someone to translate into meaningful English before you post, please? Your post is an orgy of stultifying cacophonous verbal depravity; an exercise in literary impotence, and an offense to all of good taste and decency.

    Why don’t you shrink your head and use it as a paperweight? It’s not much use for writing intelligent posts with, that’s for sure. You are obviously suffering from Clue Deficit Disorder. Oh well, at least you only charge what your free advice is worth. As Robert Wilensky said: “We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.”

    What possessed you to think that you were capable of being entertaining or interesting to read? You are the kind of person who, when one first meets you, one doesn’t like you. But when one gets to know you better, one hates you. Maybe you wouldn’t come across as such a jellyfish-sucking mental midget if you weren’t so dumb that even blondes tell jokes about you; if your weren’t so fat that all the restaurants in town have signs that say: “Maximum Occupancy: 80 Patrons OR You.”, or if you didn’t have a face that makes Medusa look like a supermodel. No, come to think of it, you would.

    Please try to have some small idea of what in the hell you’re talking about before you try to post.

    P:S I will not take credit for this post since it’s not me who wrote it. Just copied it here.

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Tushal:Wh3N u t0K, iTZ lYk 4 bL4cK n WhIt3 moVi3 pL4yInG, b0riNg!! LooOOooLzzZZzz
    Fr4nKlY duD3, d0nT kn0W wH4t U wR0t3 4nD wH4T Uuu m34nT BuUt U 4R3 riLlY dULL. h4V3 UrR Fri3NdZ 3v3r t0lD Uu dAt!?? LooOOOooLzzZZzz
    Coo00onTiN3 3CriR3 t0oo b4N 3ss4ys toOA XD

  • Raj

    One of my friend’s shared this link. So I read some of your comments. For one, I find it hard to read what some of kids write. It doesn’t bother me as long as am not concerned with them.
    For two, I don’t know the author of this blog, so I wouldn’t know why he even wrote such an article. I still feel this is a non-issue. These kids talk to their peers in this style. They understand each other. So where is the problem?Its only iritating if they communicate to you in that manner. Most people here relying ought to be seemingly more mature,well behaved and writing proper English. Mature people ranting about immature kids’ writing style? Is that it? That’s really sad then.
    Some of you have even been judgemental about how these ’emo’ kids are. Thinking lowly about women is called Sexist, thinking lowly about gays is called a homophobe. So what is the term for thinking lowly about kids who are different or unconventional? You should be ashamed, even that 50yr old guy.
    Writing in that style does not make the kids dumb. Some of them are even brilliant at studies.
    When you were a teen at college yourselves, did your parents always like your hard rock or any other ‘teen thing’ those days? Did they treat you like sh*t?
    NO!they just let you be a teen full of hormones trying to look smart. Now, just let these kids write in any way they want and get on with your pointless lives.

    P.S: to Tushal: Read few of your comments. Have you ever heard yourself talk? Can you bear obnoxious people? If you couldn’t stand them, you’d hate yourself.

    That is all.

  • ReenaDKL

    I realise how old am getting…it’s like am reading Alien language..lol!!! I believe each generation has it’s own style may it be total BS to our eyes, still we had Punk, Funk, Disco, Hippies etc…now Iguanes!!! lol!

  • Sagitarius

    @CoOIBOY, But you not using this L&g4G3 only between fR$dzZz, are you? I’m a bit disappointed by the way you spell ‘guy’: it could have been more kXz0RGsShH. Spending your time trying hard to iRriT4T3 people is a method for never growing old that may actually work!

  • @CoOlB0Y:

    Seriously, get a life.

  • le_voyageur

    @CoOlB0Y: i get eyestrain trying to read your comments 😀 .. seriously, i dare you write out all your homeworks like that and i will PERSONALLY myself adopt this kind of language 😉

    if you can’t do it, well get a REAL life kid .. enfin jme casse pa la tete, crise d’adolescence sa, arriver sa, pa to faute sa to natire sa 😀

    p.s yashvin : i want a “like comment” feature here too!

  • Akhil

    @Harish: We use slang among friends because it is easier to communicate with it. But I seriously doubt that it is easier to chat and post comments, statuses, etc. using this unnecessary mixture of lower-case and upper-case letters and numbers and I don’t know what else. This is totally different from slang and more importantly, totally useless.

  • CoOlB0Y

    @Sagitarius: 500yrZ oLD duD3,4m4ziNg Uu C4n D3c0d3 wH4t i WriT3 aNd 3v3n WrIt3 D4t w4y! 4fT3r 4LL Uu 4R3 5 c3nTuRi3s OLd XD
    @MauriFAIL:Uu g3T 4 LyF duD3! Uu 4lr34dY 4 F4iL! LooOOooLzZz
    @le_voyageur: LyK MiSt3R MauriFAIL s4iD, g3T 4 Lyf duD3! XD

  • GranTorinoWasAwesome

    @Raj: You got a point dude. I think this summarizes what you’re trying to say.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak.html

  • way to go @CoOlB0Y, I think @Tushal is getting old now (pa li mem zi pli zenes ici?)

    so Yashvin, I think you are right about this type of language becoming the trend for the new generation. coupled with the funky hair styles… boring to us…

    everyone, it’s not hard to decypher the language, after all they’re just substituting letters. 3 = E, 4 = A etc. and abbreviating words (like we did)…

    I’m 25-30y too and my younger bro can write both proper english and ‘that’ language, plus he knows all the japanese emoticons ^_^ and all… he’s the MMORPG generation!

    l3Tz G!v3 ItA tRY (li bon la?)

  • Hey Yashvin,

    The IntenseDebate plugin is now fine… You can now install it and allow your readers to like or dislike comments if you wish 😉

  • jp

    @CoOlB0Y:

    You can add that to your CV:
    “I am not a troll retard and I am never boring with my language skills. I also consider other people to lack understanding of the popular culture and I consider them as inferior beings. People can’t read what I say, nor can they write like me. Is it because their average age is 300yrs old or I am a genius? Please hire me or my emo <3 will turn </3, I can g00gLe everything for you" 😀

  • T0rped0

    @CoOlB0Y:
    Loin de moi l’idée tant soit peu courtoise, mais néanmoins justifiée en la circonstance, de vouloir évaluer vos connaissances en matiére d’orthographe (vous avez du, peut-être personne d’autre que vous ne le sait mieux que vous-même, mais néanmoins fort bien on le présume, avoir réussi à vos examens de la “CPE”), mais auriez-vous l’obligeance de vouloir trouver quelque faille dans la séquence de caractères suivants:
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

  • CoOlB0Y

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    @T0rped0: I f3ll 4$l33p by R34diNg uR fiR$t liN3 0f fr3nCH liT3R4tuR3 cL4$$ 4Nd wok3 up f3w HouR$ l4t3Rzzz LooOOooLzzZZzz..

  • T0rped0

    @CoOlB0Y:
    C’est une évidence qui coule de source: votre intellect est véritablement d’une supériorité tellement omnipotente que l’humanité prendra quelques millénaires avant de pleurer toutes ses sécrétions lacrimales de la perte de votre science… Je vous serai gré de ne pas vous encombrer de la peine de m’envoyer quelque réponse, tant soit peu intelligible…

  • CoOlB0Y

    @T0rped0:V3uiLL3z F3rm3r Votr3 Gu3uL3. m3Rci

  • jp

    @CoOlB0Y:

    take it Ɛ@5`/ man 😉

  • SaladFingers

    I always get seizures when i read these inpleasent characters.

  • Cyan

    OMG. He’s trolling you all. In fact he’s secretly laughing his arse off at your serious comments.

  • Kids those days, totally unbelievable but it’s just how they communicate. We can’t really blame them.

  • Yashvin, I found this post today and just like you, I do not like these types of writing. However, live and let live I suppose. It’s difficult for us ‘grown ups’ to read their text but may that’s the very point of it! This way, their parents would not bother reading their FB walls.

    Of course, meaning of ideas can change from person to person, thus some find it a mean to encrypt their texts, others find it as a way to look cool and maybe some are just nutters (and need a life)!

    Anyway, that’s what I think.

  • So you said:

    “shame on you bunch of haters. you talk of respect but cannot accept people different from you. I guess you are the kind of people who act mature but secretly look down on other people. 50 year-old guy chill dude. We talk like this between friends not to you”

    Try be cool with this in your GP essay.

    In any case:

    1 – shame on you too for being judgemental without any proof.

    2 – respect is on merits. Your trolling doesn’t deserve much respect.

    3 – act mature? again judgemental. Pa capav sanz disk mo bourzwa.

    4 – look down? Insisting on using an insulting tone to everyone surely lowered your altitude… suck it up child, life puts you where you want to tread.

    5 – Chill? After your insults, how should a geriatry-bound person even consider your request?

    6 – Talk like this between friends? Well, I have neither ambition nor interest in making friends, especially with an ill-mannered childish brat typing this leet-speak stuff. And in any case, since no-one appears to be your friend, why persist in leet-speak: are you so desperate to make friends? Here? An attention-whore? A Soornack? Ha!

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