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Thread #125378   Message #2776567
Posted By: Ruth Archer
30-Nov-09 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
Subject: RE: BS: Victoriaaaaaar
While I usually find threads like these a bit tedious, because language naturally changes and evolves and those who fight it fail to acknowledge they are attempting to preserve a single moment in time, a snapshot (rather like certain trad folkies), there was one example I saw earlier today that I feel compelled to share: it was text speak for the word "thought", written 4t. Which means that the pronunciation being represented was "I fort." There was no reason to suspect this was being used ironically.

That was when I realised we are all going to hell in a handbasket. :)