Yesterday I was talking to my brother, using the what-the-fuck expression. We were shooting the shit, talking about Acronyms and how pointless they can be if you’re a total noob (inexperienced person).
You could be on chat and say something like:
raiNmAn38: soz gtg afk bbl…l8r.
Now a noob would literally be saying wtf at this point, while an experienced chatter would shrug his shoulders, and go find something else to do. I can’t help but feel that text messaging as well as IM (instant messaging) is killing the English language. Yes, I know I am old-school; it must’ve been the poetry that started me off on that tangent. And for some reason, I only got a cell phone (for the first time) when I was 17…yep that in itself is a sad story.
Anyway, the digital age is upon us, its taking over our lives! If you really want to be freaked out go and watch films like:
White Noise (2005)
The Matrix (1999)
Fear Dot Com (2002)
…to name a few. Artificial Intelligence is a huge possibility, the whole idea that Technology is controlling us and not the other way around. Well, I think language and English controls us, to some degree. Think about it, acronyms didn’t just pop up outta nowhere, they evolve and now they’re part of our English language.
If you are in a chat room and you not using smileys or giving out OMG’s or WTF’s there’s no two ways about it…you’re a noob! You’ve got to be able to speak the language, in order for other people to take some sort of interest in you.
Anyway, I also figured out in my lengthy conversation that if you wrote WTF backwards it turned into FTW (For the win) gamer slang in short. I’ll bitch and moan about that some other time…off to bed for now…
* Sorry go to go. Away from keyboard, be back later. Later…(i.e. Goodbye) <————— For those who didn’t understand the Acronyms 😛