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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shortened Words

Have you all noticed the craze lately?  I'm sure you have.

Obvi (obvious{ly}), Deets (Details), Preesh (Appreciate), Redic (ridiculous), whatevs (whatever), Totes (Totally), Sitch (situation), Peeps (people), Cray (crazy, Steve LOVES that one)... the list goes on, surely you can think of a few yourself.

I find myself using these shortened words when I'm trying to be obnox.  See what I did there?  Anyhow, I'm not cray about the idea of doing this, but EVERYONE is adapting to it.  It's like text lingo (which I don't even really know, I always text full words), people are using text lingo in emails and shit now.  WTF?

What are your thoughts on this crazy new trend?

6 comments:

Dana said...

Some of those are redic to me. Ha ha. I do shorten some words but we are going to lose the sense of our English language if we keep up with this. I'm going to blame it on the younger generation. I'm so old! :)

Kristi said...

HATE IT! I also can't stand text language. I was actually talking to my 6th graders about this just this afternoon!!

Dawn said...

Hate it....it's actually one of my biggest pet peeves. I just don't understand why people can't use proper spelling and grammar. UGH

lo @ crazy ever after said...

I do it. Moderately. But I sorta dig it in an obnox Bev Hills sorta way, ya know?

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Haha. I may still use LOL and WTF but I'm not sure if I can deal with the shortened words. My high school coworkers have been saying "cray" a lot lately and I sort of want to punch them. But it may have less to do with that word and more to do with the fact that they're annoying high schoolers...

Kathy said...

i don't really use them unless i'm on twitter and running out of characters or the situation fits (ie. i'm trying to be all gangster and i'll throw out "cray") but those are few and far between because well, i'm a grown ass woman.

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