yesssss. you know what i meannnnnnnnn!!!!
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 LOtUSFLOW3R, Rave 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.
(and yes. i realize this is all being stated by a woman who refuses to capitalize much.)