Lyk omg dis post is painful 2 rite cuz im texting dis entire thing lol.OK, I’m kidding about that part. I’m not going to force anyone to read this…

Lyk omg dis post is painful 2 rite cuz im texting dis entire thing lol.OK, I’m kidding about that part. I’m not going to force anyone to read this entirely in text-speak. I mean, I could try, but-

Anyways, I’m noticing a very “disturbing” trend among my friends. Instead of limiting their use of extremely abbreviated and corrupted versions of words to their text and instant messaging devices (like, oh em gee, a cell phone), they have allowed this developing language to infiltrate normal conversations.

For instance, we went on an outing the other day and one of my friends said “Oh em gee” in reaction to something remotely surprising. Oh em gee! El oh el, dats hil4irius!!!

Oh em gee. El oh el. El ehm ay oh (or alternately, lemayo).

These expressions have become as irritating as the excessive use of “you knows” and “like” in sentences.

Like OMG, what began as a joke has become like, not amusing anymore and stuff, but what can you do, u know?

well i gtg.

– Allyson