I’m not a fan of text abbreviations, mostly because my phone auto corrects everything so I wind up sending texts that make absolutely no sense.
- OMG ROFLMAO you kill me- becomes - ooh roman you kill me
- WTF are you thinking - becomes- yum are you thinking
Kids use abbreviations more than most, Mo is pretty much a stickler for the English language so she doesn't abbreviate or misspell very often. One thing she does when I ask a question is "mhm" of course that is yes, why it's not easier to just type yes I don't know. I've decided that means Most Honorable Mother. It's my world remember.
Lately at work it seems like we are receiving more and more emails that include texting abbreviations.
BTW Can I use YM if there are any questions about BP's?
That is an actual email received at work. OMG is invading our spoken communication as well. I think it makes the person saying it sound like an idiot with a 7th grade education, but hey, who am I to judge?
I am guilty of LOL’ing with the best of them, however, I have never been tempted to email a client with texting abbreviations. Is this acceptable? Is this professional? Are we losing our ability to speak in full sentences? Enquiring minds what to know.