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Using Words to Make Conversation is Dying

Matt Fallon/TSM

The world is filled with technology. I use Facebook, Twitter and Text as much as the next person, but when I’m on the phone with somebody, I use my words… those words form sentences and then we have a conversation.

Today’s youth, you’re making me nervous. STOP IT.

I say that because last night while out at Target, Brittany and I overheard a young girl, maybe 12-13 years old, talking on her cell phone. Not a big deal, she’s talking to her friend… Only if she used her words and formed sentences and carried a conversation “the good old fashioned way”, I would have never thought twice about it.

This young girl, though, had a conversation using text message abbreviations. Again, she wasn’t sending a text message to anybody, she was on the phone. In one sentence… or abbreviation, I guess, she responded to the person on the other end of the phone with “OMG, WTF, LOL”… she LITERALLY did NOT use a full word or laugh! For the people reading this, “omg” means “oh my god”, “wtf” mean “what the f(word)” and “lol” means “laugh out loud”… IN TEXT MESSAGE FORM.

There were more abbreviations used during this conversation, but I had to walk away before this lazy, lack of communication, abbreviated conversation rubbed off on me.

Use your words, people.

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