Your top 3 internet language peeves (cue Ragorn)

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Your top 3 internet language peeves (cue Ragorn)

Postby Xisiqomelir » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:59 pm

1) "A myriad"

2) "Could care less"

3) it's/its
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Postby Cirath » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:44 am

1) "Leet" speak.

2) "Leet" speak.

3) I'll give you three guesses what the last one is.
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Postby Sarvis » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:21 am

Abbreviating everything. Use words dammit, 'u' is not a word.
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Postby Ragorn » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:06 am

1) Internet dumbass speak. It's not even leet speek, that's something else. Internet dumbass speak is the need to shorten every possible word down to one or two letters. Seriously, if you really think that typing "ne" rather than "any" saves you any amount of typing time, you're an internet dumbass.

2) Overuse of cryptic AOL chatroom acronyms. I can handle LOL and ROFL or BRB. G2G is borderline, since people use it to mean a kajillion different things. But GMTA, YMMV, and IANAL are like trying to figure out someone's license plate.

3) Not language so much... but people who use clichés waaaaay past their prime. Leeroy Jenkins is over. Ending sentences with !!!!!!!!1111ONEONEONE is over. Even my mom has heard of All Your Base, which officially puts it on the shelf next to bell bottoms and mood rings. There's no shortage of internet memes, find one from this year please.

You thought I would say myriad, didn't you ;)

Myriad is a world pet peeve, it extends far past the internet :P
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Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:37 pm

1. using 48 exclamation marks to end an "important" sentence!!!!!!!!

2. not using any capitalization or punctuation and i mean none at all
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Postby Ashiwi » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:43 pm

It's easily got to be:

"m r pigs" "m r not pigs" "m r 2 pigs" "l i b, m R pigs!!!1!"
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Postby Yasden » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:47 pm

1. RETARDS AND INTERNET NEWBIES WHO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO TALK LIKE THIS THE ENTIRE TIME BECAUSE THEY'RE HUNTING AND PECKING ON THE KEYBOARD.

2. People who send/forward you e-mail you saw 1-2, hell even 8-10 years ago. This includes chain letters and GOD LOVES YOU letters. I don't care if God loves me Mom, you're not gonna convert me. In that same vein, people who forward hoax e-mails without looking into them. I enjoy hitting "Reply All" with the hoaxbusters link to the scam.

2.5. If you MUST forward something that really is funny, PLEASE DELETE ALL THE GODDAMN PREVIOUS E-MAIL HEADERS AND >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> IN FRONT OF IT. I hate having to scroll through 5 pages of crap to get to a single paragraph of text.

3. MySpace. Do I really need to expand on this?
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Postby moritheil » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:17 pm

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Postby Jenera » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:40 pm

Lose, as in you didn't win, is spelled L-O-S-E, not L-O-O-S-E. One of my bigger peeves in games and the internet :)
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