We all have our own preferences when it comes to texting. Some of us text messages as if they’re emails. Others text in barely comprehensible English. It’s up to the textor. Today though, I decided it’d be fun to write a bit about my own texting preferences.
Anyway, I think this is my cue to say: it’s showtime 😉
DO NOT use periods in your final sentence. Unless you’re mad. Or you don’t want to talk. I think it’s fine if you use periods in texts, but please, just don’t let it be after your final sentence. Because if you do, I’ll think you’re mad. Don’t be mad.
See? Do you not feel the passive aggressiveness from ‘don’t be mad.’ The hostility; the anger; the desire to end the conversation; I feel it all through the screen. Or do you not relate?
DO use lower case letters. I can’t explain it, but it’s just so much cleaner. Look at the two:
“hey, how are you?” VS “Hey, how are you?”
It’s not just me, right? There’s a huge difference between the two, and it’s irrefutable that the former is just cleaner. Prettier. Nicer. I hope you agree. At least a little bit?
DO NOT excessively use emojis/emoticons. Don’t get me wrong—emojis are amazing. But if you use them excessively, I’m just going to think you’re being ironic. Also, I hope we’re all clear on the real meaning of the crying emoji. 🙂
DO use slang! Or abbreviations. Personally, I can’t for the life of me actually type out the full phrase for anything. I need a shortened version. It also lets me type quicker.
I think that’s just the gist of it all. Obviously, these are all just my opinions; but if you disagree, I respect that. Opinions can’t be wrong, and I get it.
But still, if you disagree, you’re wrong! 😀
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