Texting at TED
Posted: 01 March 2013 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Texting Isn’t Writing

“We think something has gone wrong, but what is going on is a kind of emergent complexity.”

I don’t think that’s a new message for this crowd, but you may enjoy the article.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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In my experience (polishes glasses) the use of “lol” other than to signify humour is not all that common, but there is a certain kind of person who does it all the time.

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Posted: 02 March 2013 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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In my experience (polishes glasses) the use of “lol” other than to signify humour is not all that common, but there is a certain kind of person who does it all the time.

The twenty-somethings of my acquaintance do this all the time. One young woman recently texted me to ask when her paycheck would be cut. “lol When do you think the check will be in the mail?”

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Posted: 03 March 2013 04:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oecolampadius - 02 March 2013 08:52 PM

One young woman recently texted me to ask when her paycheck would be cut. “lol When do you think the check will be in the mail?”

Does “the check is in the mail” still carry any hint of irony?

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Posted: 03 March 2013 05:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Maybe I text a better quality of people (polishes glasses again ... how do they get so smudgy?)

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Posted: 03 March 2013 05:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Actually, I threw you a curve. That’s not the way she said it. She said something like “lol, when do you think we will get it” (meaning the check). It does have a hint of irony in the way I wrote it.

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Posted: 03 March 2013 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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LOL people still mail payroll checks?  <-- I try to use caps because the second L is for Loud, after all.

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Posted: 05 March 2013 01:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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In my experience (polishes glasses) the use of “lol” other than to signify humour is not all that common, but there is a certain kind of person who does it all the time.

There surely is.

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Posted: 05 March 2013 04:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Oh dear.

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Posted: 05 March 2013 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I’ve heard of other cases of people (especially those who didn’t grow up with texting) thinking “LOL” stood for “lots of love”, including a case where a texter closed a message of condolence for the death of a relative with the acronym.

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Posted: 05 March 2013 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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including a case where a texter closed a message of condolence for the death of a relative with the acronym.

LOL!

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