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pet peeve: stupid intentional misspellings
Nov 4th, 2010 by wrekehavoc

yesssss. you know what i meannnnnnnnn!!!!

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i realize that this mostly is generational. but jeez! what is going on with spelling these days? i see posts from people, generally under the age of about 25, where they take poetic license with spelling, and not just because they are abbreviating, either.  i completely understand that in the age of texting, people are shortening words as much as possible in order to expedite the communication of the message.

but reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeallllly now?

there’s a whole school of thought behind satirical misspellings;  but there’s something different about these misspellings — they seem to happen just because.  it started for me with prince. i think he started a ball rolling with his creative titling ability, like LOtUSFLOW3RRave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, and so on. (maybe having your own symbol has something to do with it?)

and now? as a result of creative urban misspellings (dawg, anyone?), the world is littered with messages like:

lucy is myyyyy besssssssssst frendddd, my BFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her!

lord. if i see BC typing away like that, i may lose my mind. spelling is something she could work on, and i don’t think a trend that simply adds and subtracts letters wherever one pleases is going to help her later in life.

do youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?

(and yes. i realize this is all being stated by a woman who refuses to capitalize much.)


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