I have been online for a long time, watching the English language evolve into something near-incomprehensible for those new to the online world. There are words that people use that annoy me, especially if the person using them has no idea how annoying they sound! Here’s a list of the top 5, in no particular order:
1. Loose- instead of Lose
Every time I see someone using loose on my twitter/facebook timeline, it’s almost always in the wrong context! Man-U are loosers! Maybe you are the loser, learn how to spell first!
Lose-opposite of win (Man U fans are such losers)
Loose-not tight! (Man U fans are loose)
There is no such word as looser.
2. Hae- instead of hi
I understand the main point of the change in language had a lot to do with text messages. With only 160 characters, words were shortened so the message could fit. But why would someone use hae instead of hi? Beats me every time.
No, it’s not okey. It’s okay.
4. Chart- instead of Chat
So we are chatting online and you have to go… you tell me, “okey, chart later”
Most likely not!
5. Xaxa, Ayt, Op, Da- instead of Sasa, Alright, Hope, The
Oh this is by far the worst category of online users, mostly found on facebook! Every time I log in, chats (lest I say charts) will pop up with xaxa, hae etc. So when I say I can’t chat, they’ll say aiit, or ayt!
For example, look at the text I got this morning:
No its ayt.sowi bwt da texts.ope u gud 2.
I wanted to pull my hair out.
Which words can’t you stand?