Most famous chatroom
I am also cross with myself for the way I have adapted my own style.
Leafing through a good dictionary in search of a single word is a small voyage of discovery - infinitely more satisfying than looking something up on the internet.If the recipient of the message has to spend ten minutes trying to translate it, those precious minutes are being wasted. It means: "In my humble opinion you are great." But, once again, how would you know?Let me anticipate the reaction to this modest little rant against the text revolution and the OED for being influenced by it. It is constantly evolving and anyone who tries to get in the way is a fuddy-duddy who deserves to be run down. One of the joys of the English language and one of the reasons it has been so successful in spreading across the globe is that it is infinitely adaptable.I tried to construct proper, grammatical sentences and used punctuation that would have brought a smile to the lips of that guardian of our language, Lynne Truss.Now I find myself slipping into sloppy habits, abandoning capital letters and using rows of dots.Nice view of her Tokyo girlie bits from down beneath.
It's cool to be a frog at certain times :-) Female legs and feet are believed to have magical and spiritual power.
But at least I have not succumbed to 'text-speak' and I wish the OED had not hoisted the white flag either.
Most Japanese women have rather flat bottoms, but cute Chika from Nalgas Club in Tokyo loves to stick out her round Japanese bubble butt for us to see.
It has removed the hyphen from no fewer than 16,000 words. The spell-check (sorry: spellcheck) on my computer is happy with both. There are fewer letters in that hideous word and think how much time I could have saved typing it.) The texters also have economy on their side.
So in future we are required to spell pigeon-hole, for instance, as pigeonhole and leap-frog as leapfrog. But that's not why I feel betrayed by my precious OED. It has happened because we are changing the way we communicate with each other, which means, says the OED editor Angus Stevenson, that we no longer have time to reach for the hyphen key. No time to make one tiny key-stroke (sorry: key stroke). Are our lives really so pressured, every minute occupied in so many vital tasks, every second accounted for, that we cannot afford the millisecond (no hyphen) it takes to tap that key? No, there's another reason - and it's far more sinister and deeply troubling. It costs almost nothing to send a text message compared with a voice message. I must also concede that some voice messages can be profoundly irritating.
While they are nonsexual parts of the body,they do arouse sexual desire and may be used as tools for achieving abnormal and intense sexual gratification.