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PostSubject: Lolspeak - teh furst language born of teh intertubes   Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:37 am

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I wanted to ask you what you think of this kind of playing with language. I as a linguist find it absolutely fascinating, but I guess that was predictable. banana

There is a link to a dictionary dealing with this issue: http://speaklolspeak.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Lolspeak - teh furst language born of teh intertubes   Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:14 pm

I think lol speak is kind of Ebonics mixed with typos. People spelling things out without spell check, and making typos while doing so.
I think it's interesting how popular it is. However, I think it's kind of silly to put that much effort into being incorrect. It's harder to read, harder to type. It doesn't bother me like it used to, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Lolspeak - teh furst language born of teh intertubes   Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:21 pm

I don't mind lol speak, depending on the situation it's used in. For icanhascheezburger.com, it's adorable. However, if I just broke out into lol speak at the most random times (like right now), that would be just plain annoying.
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PostSubject: Re: Lolspeak - teh furst language born of teh intertubes   Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:18 pm

No, I'm not a fan of this type of thing. I realize that language is an ever-changing animal, but I hope it hasn't been put on an inalterable course in this direction through the ubiquitousness of computers and texting. Maybe I just have too much "old school" in me, but that's how I feel.

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PostSubject: Re: Lolspeak - teh furst language born of teh intertubes   Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:25 pm

Paul wrote:
No, I'm not a fan of this type of thing. I realize that language is an ever-changing animal, but I hope it hasn't been put on an inalterable course in this direction through the ubiquitousness of computers and texting. Maybe I just have too much "old school" in me, but that's how I feel.

You're not "old school" at all. If you are, then I suppose I am too (at least in regards to this). I agree with Nicholle about lol speak on icanhascheezburger.com. It is adorable. But everywhere else it annoys me to no end. To point out the obvious, it makes people look ridiculously stupid.
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