Dan thinks it is evolution. To me it's stupidity, laziness, and apathy. I have to respectfully disagree. Or maybe I'm just being stubborn.
For whatever reason, whenever I get e-mail from someone who:
- Writes "ur" instead of "you are" or "ru" instead of "are you".
- Ends every sentence with a period, even when some of them are clearly questions.
- Omits apostrophes--like saying "I dont get it" instead of "I don't get it".
- Doesn't use the shift key AT ALL and writes in all lower-case.
I automatically assume that he or she is a little too dumb, a little too "pre-teen in a sex chartroom", a little too hip, a little too... annoying.
I relax my standards a bit for IM conversations, but even then overuse will get on my nerves pretty fast.
Posted by jzawodn at September 19, 2002 10:30 PM