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  1. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    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.
     
  2. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    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).

    roflcoptors pwnt.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

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

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  5. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    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.
     
  6. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    It's a fast-food restaurant, too.
     
  7. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    I love Bojangles.
     
  8. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    I didn't know that. Is it any good? What part of the world are they in?
     
  9. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  10. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  11. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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!
     
  12. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Never been there but we have Bojangles in Metro Atlanta.
     
  13. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Bojangles? :rofl: 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.
     
  14. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    For those of yall lurking or new to the Puritanboard, "Bojangles" [pronounced beaux-hayn-glees] is Reformed message board code for contemporary worship music.
     
  15. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    That is hilarious.


    NE b0dy \/\/4n7 70 h4\/3 Bojangles 0n 5und4y?
     
  16. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor


    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. :rolleyes:
     
  17. jwithnell

    jwithnell Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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.
     
  18. JBaldwin

    JBaldwin Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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.
     
  19. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    You told your husband to run upstairs? What for?
     
  20. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    :D

    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.
     
  21. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    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.
     
  22. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Bully for you! Using proper spacing after terminal punctuation is a dying practice. Thank you for your efforts.
     
  23. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Quite true. You haven't an ounce; you have several pounds. :)
     
  24. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Civil War find, Texting, etc.

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

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    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. :D

    Michael, we are going for the ultimate derail!
     
  26. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

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

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    :lol:
     
  28. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor


    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.
     
  29. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    [WIKI]Bravo Zulu![/WIKI]
     
  30. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor


    Tango Uniform, QRI 1

    Yeah, I know, I just 'mixed jargons'. ;)
     
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