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WTF?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:57 pm

I knew that online interactions were (I feel) negatively influencing written language by making spelling errors, cutesy abbreviations and a generally lackadaisical attitude about grammar perfectly acceptable, but is it really too much to ask that people not speak in Instant Messenger, too?

I was directed to this YouTube video from Atariage.com. You needn't watch it - it's just some geek reviewing what he says is "the shittiest fucking" Atari game ever (which is sheer nonsense, but completely off topic.) What got me was that at some point (1:57, actually) he says (without any hint of actual laughter in his voice) "LOL" as if, you know, it was actually a word. Is this douchebag ahead of the curve or just following the herd by speaking in typing shorthand?

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Postby depinmad » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:07 pm

I'll trade you ten verbal LOLs if you promise i never have to read the word "Sprinter" in association with this week's weather ever again.

WSJ I'm talking to YOU!!

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Postby DedeTate » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:23 pm

My students say "JK" a lot, even though it doesn't seem like it should be a verbal expression - I think that's an old one, though. And it's irritating.

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Postby DMeister » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:33 pm

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Postby Oprah » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:09 pm

I agree.

I've asked this before, but what the fuck is with all the references to the World Taekwondo Federation (http://www.wtf.org/)? Does it have something to do with 777?

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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:17 pm

Oprah wrote:I've asked this before, but what the fuck is with all the references to the World Taekwondo Federation (http://www.wtf.org/)?

Actually, I was refering to The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Sorry for any confusion.

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Re: WTF?

Postby meowzamusic » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:39 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:he says (without any hint of actual laughter in his voice) "LOL" as if, you know, it was actually a word.

Maybe he's a big fan of Godley and Creme

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Re: WTF?

Postby blunt » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:20 am

meowzamusic wrote:
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:he says (without any hint of actual laughter in his voice) "LOL" as if, you know, it was actually a word.

Maybe he's a big fan of Godley and Creme



BWAHAHAHA!!!!


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