I may have mentioned before that while I’m quite at home with most of what communications technology has to offer and have been for the last twenty years, one thing that has passed me by is texting. I’ve just had cause to use it and much prefer voice contact anyway.
But I have dipped my toe in the water of late, primarily texts between me and my mate about meeting in the pub. The “conversation”˜ is generally quite terse and goes something like this: me “Pub,” him “Yep,” so it’s not much to tax our fingertips.
Today though, I had to text a little more detail along the lines of, “No pub tomorrow — parents’ evening at college,”and I thought to myself that I should be abbreviating some words like proper texters do, starting with “tomorrow.”
Should it be “morrow” or “moro” or “mrw”? I didn’t have a clue, so ended up spelling the message in full in case I got the spelling wrong. It was only after I sent the message that I realised how absurd this was — worrying about spelling text words wrongly. They’re bloody wrong to start with.