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LOLspeak

Harmless slang or gateway to true stupidity?

started by Katzwinkel on 11/30/09.

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im in ur argumintz, renderin ur pointz invalid lol

by Katzwinkel (69.39) on 11/30/09.

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Languages are always fluid and changing over time. Dialects can eventually become entirely different languages, unable to be understood by speakers of the root language. While I agree that LOLspeak is largely the result of people who can't spell attempting to write, and though it annoys me to no end, I have to accept that people speak it, seem to understand it even. Besides, it poses no threat to proper English. If convention, over time, forces words like 'ain't' into the lexicon, so be it; it seems unlikely that 'deez' will replace 'these' in the dictionary any time soon.

by froggerus (55.06) on 12/1/09.

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LOLspeak is nothing more than the morphing of our modern way of communicating. Language flows and changes. Ever try to read Beowulf in Old English? Back in the day I used the word boss...Anyone know what that means?..and the phrase "back in the day" has just recently become a common bit of terminology. AND if an old lady like me KNOWS and UNDERSTANDS some LOLspeak it is already passing out of coolness stage just like the phrases Far Out and the cat's meow.

by Buscia (65.31) on 12/7/09.

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As long as it remains superimposed over images of cute animals, I have no problem with it.

by DClary (65.15) on 12/7/09.

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The fear is not a general erosion of the English language. Instead, the harm of LOLspeak is the erosion of meaningful communication skills. Watch how teens communicate. The abbreviated communication breeds ambiguity and a general lack of thoughtful dialogue. I acknowledge, at times, there is a cost/time saving benefit of LOLspeak. However, to rely on it as a primary form of communication sacrifices connection, discussion, humanity, and intellect for a peppercorn of efficiency/laziness.

by elwoodlaw (83.67) on 12/4/09.

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LOLspeak is thinly-veiled illiteracy for halfwits who have been launched into a universe where communication is almost exclusively executed in writing, a medium in which they sputter and flounder but cannot be bothered to either improve or withstand criticism.

by Katzwinkel (69.39) on 11/30/09.

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