Wtf Is Up With All The Internet Lingo These Days?
I’ve spent $0.99 on my source; the iPhone App called Netlingo. It’s a dictionary, of sorts, for all of the acronyms that are widely popular substitutes for communication. As my girlfriend, Ashley, would say, “Why can’t people just use words!?” I pointed out that her statement contained a contraction which, in my opinion, has essentially the same purpose as an acronym. She, and many others, believe that the widespread use of these words are making the nation dumber. While I tend to slightly agree, I also believe that the acronyms are merely a tool. Tools help us move faster. If I could type as fast as I can think I probably wouldn’t use acronyms or internet jargon. Of course, in order to properly use or appreciate the tools, we need to know the fundamentals of our communication and language.
*some of the highlights of the app = ACORN (A Completely Obsessive Really Nutty Person), RUMCYMHMD (Are You on Medication Cause You Must Have Missed a Dose) & YABA (Yet Another Bloody Acronym)*