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    Codes kids use when texting

    Parents, do you know what these texts mean? - CNN.com

    I must admit, having a 13yr old girl this made me laugh because she definitely seems innately aware of this gobbledygook type of texting. Fortunately for us we've had no troubles with anything related to drugs. It's an enlightening read nonetheless.

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    I could translate the entire sample paragraph they gave. That one was easy if you played an MMO in the past 10 years. What's more difficult is the rapidly evolving world of acronyms. I had not seen some of the ones that they gave, but then, I was never really into the chatroom scene, more of the gaming scene which is dominated by 1337 5p33k (leet speak).

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    Yeah, I thought the paragraph was pretty transparent myself. Good point about acryonyms [and slang too].

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    This stuff is degrading our English language very quickly. I know professors who have had students argue that they should not be marked down on papers for using 'text speak' in their work. This is in college, folks.

    Personally, I have forbidden my daughter to use the stuff. She has no desire to do so anyway. She says that it makes people look dumb.

    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
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    If for any reason I'm in a position where I grade papers, I will fail any child that uses acronyms for the purpose of shorthand like "txt sp33k". I don't care if they just wrote a thesis on quantum mechanics and dark matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post

    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
    It's a fast-food restaurant, too.
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    I love Bojangles.
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    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
    It's a fast-food restaurant, too.
    I didn't know that. Is it any good? What part of the world are they in?
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    Chicken mostly. It is awesome. I bought like 4 meals worth to take back to PA with me. Their biscuits are great as well. So is their tea. Mostly in Carolinas and Tennessee is where I have seen them.
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    I looked them up online. They look like a they are a dedicated Yankee chain. They don't have anything south of Montgomery, AL

    They looked alright. Sort of like a knock off of Popeyes.

    BTW, have you ever make Popeyes biscuits? Not a drop of milk, buttermilk, or shortening in them. Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, sour cream, and 7Up.
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    Oh, Bojangles is way better than Popeye's. Yummy, spicy fried chicken. And the best greasy, spicy fries on the planet. They were everywhere when I lived in North Caroina. I so miss them, but I'm healthier here.

    Well, we're way off topic. But it's for a good cause. Food!

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    Never been there but we have Bojangles in Metro Atlanta.

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    Bojangles? Who would ever name anything of value Bojangles? Maybe it's just because I'm from California, but that sounds like it would be crude slang.

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    For those of yall lurking or new to the Puritanboard, "Bojangles" [pronounced beaux-hayn-glees] is Reformed message board code for contemporary worship music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Turner View Post
    For those of yall lurking or new to the Puritanboard, "Bojangles" [pronounced beaux-hayn-glees] is Reformed message board code for contemporary worship music.
    That is hilarious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack K View Post
    Oh, Bojangles is way better than Popeye's. Yummy, spicy fried chicken. And the best greasy, spicy fries on the planet. They were everywhere when I lived in North Caroina. I so miss them, but I'm healthier here.

    Well, we're way off topic. But it's for a good cause. Food!

    Now that is saying something; especially since Popeye's is based in Louisiana, is the original spicy 'cajun/creole' chicken place, and occasionally even has crawfish on the menu. I find it hard to believe that they are better than Popeye's. I will just have to keep my eyes out for one and do a taste test. The things we do for science.
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    I just used an "R U" in a text to my husband Some of it is a shortcut way to write fast and use fewer characters that can be picked up at a glance. Some of it I'm sure is to appear "in the know." The drug stuff, well that's going to be communicated some way or another. I went to a college where I didn't know anyone, long before cell phones and texting, and knew about three keg parties in the first two days of school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    This stuff is degrading our English language very quickly. I know professors who have had students argue that they should not be marked down on papers for using 'text speak' in their work. This is in college, folks.

    Personally, I have forbidden my daughter to use the stuff. She has no desire to do so anyway. She says that it makes people look dumb.

    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
    I was surprised and delighted when my 15-year old announced to me that she can't stand acryonymns and short-cuts to English. She told me she always checkes the spelling. She said the same thing your daughter did. She doesn't want to look dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwithnell View Post
    I just used an "R U" in a text to my husband Some of it is a shortcut way to write fast and use fewer characters that can be picked up at a glance. Some of it I'm sure is to appear "in the know." The drug stuff, well that's going to be communicated some way or another. I went to a college where I didn't know anyone, long before cell phones and texting, and knew about three keg parties in the first two days of school.
    You told your husband to run upstairs? What for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBaldwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    This stuff is degrading our English language very quickly. I know professors who have had students argue that they should not be marked down on papers for using 'text speak' in their work. This is in college, folks.

    Personally, I have forbidden my daughter to use the stuff. She has no desire to do so anyway. She says that it makes people look dumb.

    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
    I was surprised and delighted when my 15-year old announced to me that she can't stand acryonymns and short-cuts to English. She told me she always checkes the spelling. She said the same thing your daughter did. She doesn't want to look dumb.


    Y'all must be studying early 18th century orthography.

    We should get our daughters together somehow. My Amy Jo will be 15 in a couple of weeks.
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    Kids would probably have a hard time understanding my texts, what with all of the correct spelling, correct grammar, and double-spacing after a period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripel View Post
    Kids would probably have a hard time understanding my texts, what with all of the correct spelling, correct grammar, and double-spacing after a period.
    Bully for you! Using proper spacing after terminal punctuation is a dying practice. Thank you for your efforts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    I haven't an ounce of grammar Nazi in me.
    Quite true. You haven't an ounce; you have several pounds.
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    Civil War find, Texting, etc.

    No matter what topic I start it always ends up on Nazis! What am I doing wrong here guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
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    I haven't an ounce of grammar Nazi in me.
    Quite true. You haven't an ounce; you have several pounds.
    Yes, but technically, Lawrence, "several pounds" would consist of at least an "ounce." Ergo, due to its grammatical structure, my statement still stands. Now, if I'd typed "I haven't merely an ounce," then your retort would ring true.
    That is true when discussing the denotative constructions of the English sentence. This raises a very interesting point, to wit: What is the influence of connotative understanding and the subsequent orthographic adjustments in the structure of written English? How much of an influence can be expressed and it remain grammatically correct. Or, better put: can grammar and rhetoric be separated and each still be true? In the aforementioned exchange the nuance of the intent of my statement is clearly understood, grammatically correct, yet it is rhetorically fallacious. Still, it communicated exactly what I intended.

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    At this point I'm not sure if it's the parents or the kids that should be worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Turner View Post
    At this point I'm not sure if it's the parents or the kids that should be worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tripel View Post
    Kids would probably have a hard time understanding my texts, what with all of the correct spelling, correct grammar, and double-spacing after a period.
    Bully for you! Using proper spacing after terminal punctuation is a dying practice. Thank you for your efforts.

    It's partly a dying practice because the shift from typewriter to word processor affects the visual space since fonts rarely have letters use the same space anymore. My MLA handbook doesn't require it, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    This stuff is degrading our English language very quickly. I know professors who have had students argue that they should not be marked down on papers for using 'text speak' in their work. This is in college, folks.

    Personally, I have forbidden my daughter to use the stuff. She has no desire to do so anyway. She says that it makes people look dumb.

    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
    Bravo Zulu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    This stuff is degrading our English language very quickly. I know professors who have had students argue that they should not be marked down on papers for using 'text speak' in their work. This is in college, folks.

    Personally, I have forbidden my daughter to use the stuff. She has no desire to do so anyway. She says that it makes people look dumb.

    That paragraph must have come from Mobile. Bojangles is a well known club here.
    Bravo Zulu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    Yes, but technically, Lawrence, "several pounds" would consist of at least an "ounce." Ergo, due to its grammatical structure, my statement still stands. Now, if I'd typed "I haven't merely an ounce," then your retort would ring true.
    Bolded a seemingly errant comma.
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    LawrenceU;

    I looked them up online. They look like a they are a dedicated Yankee chain. They don't have anything south of Montgomery, AL

    They looked alright. Sort of like a knock off of Popeyes.
    We have both here in our area about 1 or 2 miles from each other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJClark View Post
    LawrenceU;

    I looked them up online. They look like a they are a dedicated Yankee chain. They don't have anything south of Montgomery, AL

    They looked alright. Sort of like a knock off of Popeyes.
    We have both here in our area about 1 or 2 miles from each other...
    Their presence in Florida further shores up my contention that they are a Yankee chain.
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    Popeye's was started by the Copelands, a major New Orleans eatery.

    As for the kids stuff, wow, do I feel old. Even '80s music is now 'oldies.' Can you imagine GnR or Metallica being 'oldies'? What's the world coming to?

    Seriously, this stuff is scary. And while I may be old for saying stuff like "these kids these days," the youth culture of today is so incredibly disgusting. The pornographic culture, fellatio as the new french kiss, drugs everywhere, tattoos and weird piercings... And what some of the piercings mean! Holy smokes. And those little rubber-band bracelets. I know so many 16-25 year olds who are in rehab, AA, NA, etc. Things have spun out of control. It almost makes one wistful for the old days of Woodstock. (At least the boomers knew that what they were doing was sinful.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zenas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    Yes, but technically, Lawrence, "several pounds" would consist of at least an "ounce." Ergo, due to its grammatical structure, my statement still stands. Now, if I'd typed "I haven't merely an ounce," then your retort would ring true.
    Bolded a seemingly errant comma.
    Actually, it would be emboldened since "bolded" [sic] is not a word. As for the comma's perceived inappropriateness, I maintain it is not errant, although it could be superfluous or unnecessary. I'll permit Lawrence or ScottishLass to comment on that.
    Josh's comma is properly placed according to MLA rules (though APA, etc. may differ).
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    Wow, this conversation is like some we used to have over my Grandma's dinner table. (She & my uncle were both teachers-- she taught Spanish and he taught English.) But of course, coming from such stock (my parents were both very proper Southerners, too), I have to confess to being a bit of a grammar Nazi, too. (Not that anyone can tell too much on blog postings...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Lass View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    Yes, but technically, Lawrence, "several pounds" would consist of at least an "ounce." Ergo, due to its grammatical structure, my statement still stands. Now, if I'd typed "I haven't merely an ounce," then your retort would ring true.
    Bolded a seemingly errant comma.
    Actually, it would be emboldened since "bolded" [sic] is not a word. As for the comma's perceived inappropriateness, I maintain it is not errant, although it could be superfluous or unnecessary. I'll permit Lawrence or ScottishLass to comment on that.
    Josh's comma is properly placed according to MLA rules (though APA, etc. may differ).
    Little and Brown agree as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Wow, this conversation is like some we used to have over my Grandma's dinner table. (She & my uncle were both teachers-- she taught Spanish and he taught English.) But of course, coming from such stock (my parents were both very proper Southerners, too), I have to confess to being a bit of a grammar Nazi, too. (Not that anyone can tell too much on blog postings...)
    Grammar Nazis--sounds like my family. I come from a very long line of educators and school teachers who insisted on proper grammar. My mother (not a teacher) and my grandmother constantly corrected me. It served me well in high school and college however. I didn't have to study grammar, it came naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrenceU View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BJClark View Post
    LawrenceU;

    I looked them up online. They look like a they are a dedicated Yankee chain. They don't have anything south of Montgomery, AL

    They looked alright. Sort of like a knock off of Popeyes.
    We have both here in our area about 1 or 2 miles from each other...
    Their presence in Florida further shores up my contention that they are a Yankee chain.
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    I played MMOs too, so was also familiar with a lot of it. ASL? jk!

    But even if you're not - its a bit like reading the Canterbury Tales - sort of squint and hop around and you get the general gist.
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