ANYON3 TAHT KNOWS ME KNOWS TAHT ONE PAT PEVE OF MIEN IS WUT I CAL “IM SP3AK”!!11111! LOL WHAN SOMEONE US3S TEH ABR3VIATIONS U MIGHT USE ON A T3XT MESAEG ON UR PHONE 2 CONV3Y INFORMATION IN A FORUM EMALE OR ANY PROFESIONAL COMUNICATION!111!11! OMG WTF LOL
I found a site that will take normal text and turn it into this “IM speak”. Now I’m looking for the site that does the opposite. I have had to go to online lookups at least twice in the last week just to turn some “IM speak” into text so I could understand the context (no kidding – I had no idea what they meant).
The funniest – I got a resume with a cover letter not long ago. It was unsolicited, but a formal resume none the less (they were serious). The resume and cover letter used “IM speak”! I just sat there staring at it for a while, totally incredulous. Hopefully the person that received my response to their inquiry took that response in the manner it was intended. To teach them that when not using a phone – the only way to write text is – well, to write text.
I am curious about one thing though. Is “IM speak” limited to ‘English’ – or is it a universal thing? In Chinese, or Farsi, or whatever you speak natively – do you come up with “IM speak” and do you use it in your day to day communication (not on the phone – in written correspondence)…
I found this disclaimer on that page to be really amusing:
I have no idea how it happened, but this site appears to have become somewhat of a phenomenon on the internet. As such, I've added a copyright notice at the bottom that includes contact information. Thanks to everyone who has enjoyed my creation!
I’ve a feeling I am not alone in my pet peeve and others have pointed to this site before. In fact the google plugin I use pretty much proves that out.