Text Talk Past a Phone

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  1. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Just saw a post that resulted me in creating this thread. How do you feel about people talking/typing in the "phone text shorthand" method past a phone?

    Example: 4 me 2cu...
     
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    In 2004, when flip phones were ubiquitous, I understood the reason for text-speak. Now that everyone and their infant has a smartphone, I see no reason, excuse, or justification for using such shorthand save for established abbreviations (IMHO, RTFM, GLWTS).
     
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  3. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Actually I miss flip-phones for a few reasons. First they do what you tell them to do: hangup, pickup the phone, take a picture, etc. With phones today they are not always responsive and if the screen and/or your finger is wet good luck on getting that thing to do anything you want.

    Then with flip-phones I could type an entire paragraph while doing something else, not looking down the phone once, and zero spelling errors, and ZERO text abbreviations. These touch screens between auto-correct and my sausage fingers it's one error after another. Just recently started using the speak to text and that helps.
     
  4. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    If someone texts me like that, I just reply, "Use your words" If they don't text back with a properly formed inquiry, I just assume it wasn't important enough to them to justify interacting with a pedant.
     
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  5. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    What is it were some hot date?
     
  6. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    My wife dislikes text talk as much as I. If someone else is texting about a hot date they have the wrong number.
     
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  7. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    Fair enough. But you could have at least told me hypothetically or is she looking over your shoulder as you are on here?
     
  8. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Maybe it's the fact that I've been using iPhones for nearly a decade now, but I can actually touch-type on certain iPhones. I was never able to do that on my keypad phones. Even with T9!
     
  9. Does not matter who it is. When I see numbers making words/text talk it just causes deep rage within.
    See post #2. :smug:
     
  10. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    You are a ball buster you know. :cool:
     
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  11. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    Get with the times people, voice to text, touch the little microphone, speak, and let it be written.

    Edit: I typed that post literally in 3 seconds
     
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  12. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I disable voice to text. Not only does the idea of my conversations being recorded and indexed by Apple not sit well with me, it never works!
     
  13. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    I DON'T WANNA

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  14. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    And they are running brain scans on you as we speak.
     
  15. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    They have even found a way to penetrate tin hats too, scary times.
     
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  16. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    BUT...if you insulate your hat with aluminum foil it tends to corrupt the radio waves and they just get scrambled data.
     
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  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    I bought a new phone last year... it flips open. You really only have a few options for non-smart phones these days though. My phone is geared toward senior citizens and the visually impaired, it has big buttons and will talk to you. My only other option was geared to workers as it had the CB radio-style feature built in.

    As far as poor grammar skills go, I do not care for them no matter how they manifest themselves.
     
  18. fingerguy

    fingerguy Inactive

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    My mother owns one. Was her first phone that she got a couple of years ago after she spent years saying "I will NEVER get a cell phone."
     
  19. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    In that case, I would take it as a sign that it wouldn't work.