So, I was going to do a reply to one of the comments on this post, however, I realized while I was thinking, that this is going to be a long reply. Therefore, with that in mind, I just decided to do a part two. Skeen, thank you for the comment. And here’s the reply.

I know, that Text speak is taking over the new generation. That’s all fine and dandy. Myself, I totally went through, like you know, the whole bitchin’ Valspeak phase myself. And I can still go from .0 to speaking it like a pro. But that doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate to do so.

Some of what I was mentioning earlier was found in a Professional Forum, that’s right, people that are academically degreed in our profession. And there are areas on the forum where text speak is allowed, but…not in the “Professional” areas. So to find a bunch of text speak in an off-limits area, is what set me off.

Also not everyone knows what text speak, acronyms are. Myself, I didn’t start texting till about a year ago. And even then, I find it hard not to spell out a word correctly. Not everyone texts or…this is going to be hard to fathom…own a computer.

My own Aunt used to type LOL at the end of an email, right before her name. I finally asked her what she thought that meant. She thought it meant lots of love. She was happy I told her what it stood for, because other members of the family were being silly with her. (Not mean, but they teased her about it…A Lot!)

So there is another area, the age gap, perhaps it is me, being slightly older. Then again, I still believe if you are writing in a professional capacity, then you should utilize proper grammar, spelling. I have seen some acronyms in reports that should not be there. FYI, is fine. BTW is not.

So…hopefully that is a good answer to your comment, and thank you again, Skeen! I always look forward to your comments.

Now, everyone else, don’t be shy. I appreciate and answer all comments.

Take care and have a great day!