05-15-2010, 09:22 PM
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I doubt that it is age specific but, I know what you mean. My real estate agent (age 46) sends me text messages all the time, and I have no idea what they mean. I have a full keyboard on my phone, so I use it. She has a full keyboard but she sends me stuff like "cye, cml" or "ggbbl, 6?" I text her back "try spanish or latin, I can work backwards from there."
I also notice the postings on craigslist, message boards, or other places. I'm 29, went to a school where my graduating class was 12, we got extra credit for participating in Rodeo or pot luck dinners. Girls took home ec.; boys took welding. We wore the same clothes everyday and drove trucks to school starting at about age 14. You can't get any more backwoods than that. BUT I can write a sentence and use spell check. If a poor friggin' school in the middle of nowhere can do it, anyone can. This leads me to believe people choose to write poorly and look ignorant out of sheer laziness or an over abundant sense of entitlement.
Or maybe people just do it to annoy those of us who enjoy reading. ;)