Have you ever read an email, and because of the way it was typed, found yourself unable to fully comprehend what it meant? I have. Now, this may be with people more my generation, but it might be older too. I am finding that one of my newest most irksome things on my list is that little "lol" thing. (argh) Following that is one that I don't see as often with the people I speak with, OMG. Oh my gosh. Or whatever else they may say or imply. You can't really tell. I also find that the appearance it gives is not the most smart one in the book. Emails that are littered with mis-spellings, horrible grammar, and "lol"s give the impression of something very worldly. Part of my signature on my emails that I send out is an encouragement to stop living down to the expectations society expects and higher them. I use the words "Just type right", because really that is all it is. The way I look at it, typing with horrible grammar, awful spelling, lol's and the like, (and not caring at all) is a type of conforming. It relates to saying "like" to much. If there is one thing that makes my stomach knot up is hearing a sentence a bit like this : "And he was like, oh my gosh, and I was like, that's not cool, ya know?" Now, I will admit to saying "like" out of context some too. I am working on that currently.
Tell me what you think about this. If I started blogging with "lol"s and "OMG"s or whatever else, would you view it as conforming? I know that "lol" does not say "laugh out loud" to me. What does it say to you? Just curious. I look forward to hearing your responses. Have a blessed weekend all!