WTF? LOL. LMAFO. ROTFLOL. OMG. L8R. J/K. Seriously? What has this world come to? When we can’t spell out how we feel… instead having to abbreviate everything to get the sum total of that moment into a text? I’ve actually heard people SAY the abbreviations. REALLY?
“Did you see what she was wearing?”
“Yeah. Oh Em Gee (OMG) I can’t believe she thought she looks good!”
Yeah, I shed a tear when I hear stuff like that. Now, I am not guiltless. I have been known to throw a LOL out there now and then. But, that’s only because if I intend on being in that world, I have to know the lingo. Frank knows how to speak Spanish, but he doesn’t every day. Being multi-lingual in this techno-obsessive society is essential.
Doesn’t mean I have to like it. George Orwell really knew what he was writing about. Nineteen Eighty-Four is more present than you can ever imagine. The texting abbreviations will soon (some have already) enter into the language and replace longer words that take more breath to say. It’s Newspeak for the 21st century.
All I have to say is get your overalls ready. Big Brother is watching you text.