I’m testing out a new picture. My friend Jenn took it over the Labor Day weekend while we were wine tasting at Rex Hill Winery outside of Dundee, OR. It’s an amazing winery, with a gorgeous setting (although very pricey).
Let me know if you like the picture or think I need something new. I am in the process of updating my site and want something that is more “me”. Trouble is, I don’t have a plethora of pictures of myself (shocking, I know). Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Today’s topic is email and text messaging spelling/grammar etiquette. Is it okay to abbreviate – “ur” instead of “your”? Or is it better to spell everything out and use correct grammar?
When talking on the phone or in person, you send out a host of signals. Body language, facial expression, tone of voice, eye contact, gestures, sighing, laughing, etc. Email and text messaging eliminate all of these signals. Therefore, conclusions about your state of mind, personality, and disposition are all left to what words you use and how you use them.
This brings me to one of my biggest pet peeves – the use of LOL. Seriously. What does that even mean? Laugh Out Loud? Why? Why are you telling me to Laugh Out Loud? It’s silly, ridiculous, and just plain confusing. Are you signifying that you are being funny, a smartass, sarcastic – what? I don’t get it. That being said, I’m a big fan of smiley faces 🙂 and word on the street is – those can be just as annoying as LOL.
In any event, I digress.
My suggestion is to spell it out and use good grammar. Unless it’s someone who already unconditionally loves and adores you, practice good use of the English language.
This leads to what will follow in blogs to come – our ever dependent use of antisocial communication devices such as email (love it!) and text messaging (addiction, anyone?). Stay tuned…
And please, for the love of all that is good and right, don’t ever use LOL.
Until next time,