On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 09:10:54PM -0400, Stephen wrote:

> Paul M Foster wrote:
>> I'm sorry, but is anyone else annoyed by people who attempt to use IRC
>> jargon on mailing lists? For example, substituting "u" for "you". Oddly
>> enough, I'm seeing this primarily in foreign language posters, not in
>> native English speakers. It's often accompanied by English so broken I
>> don't even bother trying to decypher it, and sometimes an *attitude*
>> (after which, I blacklist the poster).
>> Am I the only one? It's okay if I am. Just wondering.
> IRC ??
> I haven't used that in years. :)
> More likely it is the habits learned in texting carrying over to email.

I don't text, and seldom IRC, but you're probably right. I think the
jargon is about the same, though probably expanded in texting.


Paul M. Foster

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