I was to be easily outdone by my succinct, laconic brother.
Brother : Done.
Really, does he think it's an ancient telegram? Does he think that he pays messages by the alphabet? I am not expecting a whole gush of sentimentality with little snippets of drama, tragedy and comedy inserted but surely a little hello would have been nice. Anything rather than a grunted monosyllable :P
It's done? What?! The freaking roast chicken in the oven?
Then again I'm not the only one breaking SMS rules here since I've been guilty of sending my little neverending essays over the phone. Although I do have the occasional short messages, I tend to lean towards extremely lengthy, descriptive diatribes on whatever situation I'm in. And it's all in perfect grammar without the snazzy acronyms and abbreviations favoured by the youthful masses. Perhaps it's old fashioned of me but I actually like to see the entire word rather than txtspk. Knw ppl r starting to use SMS abbrev since some r gr8 but otoh not evryone understands.
Doubt it would seriously destroy the English language as we know it - as the raging language purists have hysterically claimed - since the language actually evolves with time. Bet even Shakespeare would have enjoyed a remix of 2 b or not 2 b!
Uhh. How do I send sms thru tis?!
Somehow or rather though I am one of the few who absolutely abhors predictive text. Irritates me as hell especially when it comes out with surreal words that I never actually intended! Fortunately along with my fast feet, I've actually acquired some pretty quick thumbs. :) Wonder what Charming Calvin would say if I sent him something like this...
hi m8 u k? sry 4gt 2 cal u lst nyt. Y dnt we go c flm 2moz?
Short and succinct they may be but certainly not sweet, don'tcha think?