Last November, we had a discussion on text messaging and how grammar plays into what you do. Everyone seems to have a decisive opinion on just how much of a role grammar should play in texting.
For me, personally, I try to be as correct as possible, including capitalization, but I’ll occasionally use an abbreviation like BRB or LOL, and I hate to say this, but when I want to appear “breezy” (as in when I’m talking to a guy I like or something equally pathetic), I’ll leave punctuation off the end.
While I was in Vegas, I twittered everything I did, and since I didn’t have computer access, I did it by texting.
On Sunday night, I sent the worst text message of all time. It had been a long and crazy night, seeing Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, dinner at the Grand Lux at the Venetian, checking out the Palazzo and the Wynn, dancing at Tryst at the Wynn, going to the after-hours club Drai’s at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, and then walking all the way back to T.I., where we stayed, and playing blackjack unil 7:30 AM.
I can’t believe I actually wrote this message.
Here it is, and I am not exaggerating it in any way:
Wait — oh, no! It deleted a lot of my old ones. Anyway, the tweets were along the lines of TRYST IS THE BEST MOTHERF—— CLUB TO WHICH I HAVE EVER BEEN, MOTHAF—-!, perfect in their grammar (if using a slang form of spelling!), and then I texted this gem at 4:32 AM:
At local after club Drai’s and nmt paying for a cent because i am the motherfucking afterrclub of vegas
And then this beauty at 5:37 AM:
Dudd. we are sthll up and it is f—— awake. me officially have left the aeater party at the ip.
I still can’t believe I considered that to be verbally coherent. We have reached a new low. There is literally nowhere lower to go.
Also — I would like to wish a very happy birthday to faithful reader furrperson. I hope your day is fantastic!