January 10, 2002
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Have u finished reading the complete collection of O'Reilly books?, and thought u could do better, but dont know where to start. Well u can try designing the front cover.
posted by monkeyJuice (18 comments total)
 
(pardon me)

AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaa!

it's spelled "y o u" not "u"

Just one of my pet peeves (along with axing someone a question)
posted by Dillenger69 at 9:28 AM on January 10, 2002


That was fun.
posted by iceberg273 at 9:35 AM on January 10, 2002


Let's hear it for CGI.pm.
posted by alan at 9:51 AM on January 10, 2002


Hav u finishd readng the cmplete collction of O'Reilly bks?, n thot u cld do bttr, but dnt knw whr to strt. Well u cn try designg the frnt cvr.

lol. rotflmao. brb.
posted by Hankins at 9:54 AM on January 10, 2002


I know someone that refuses to correct mistakes while IMing because of "mutual intellegibility". If you can understand him, why should he have to correct mistakes?

(It becomes really anmpying to have to read hjis messaes thought.)
posted by jragon at 9:57 AM on January 10, 2002


I mean intelligibility. Due to the topic, I couldn't let that mistake slip by.
posted by jragon at 9:58 AM on January 10, 2002


LOLOLOL: Tammy
posted by Modem Ovary at 10:04 AM on January 10, 2002


oh man. that is great. dueling banjos midi on one of the pages...thanks modem.
posted by th3ph17 at 10:22 AM on January 10, 2002


Who corrects their IMs?
posted by sudama at 10:30 AM on January 10, 2002


I thought you were talking about these O'Reilly books.
posted by Sal Amander at 10:34 AM on January 10, 2002


My title.

*I* correct my IMs, using the normal method for this (as do most people I know). Let's say I send:

monickels: You're going to the teh shew?

Then on the next line I would correct it with:

monickels: the show

The "u" in place of "you" is hideous, even with mutual intelligibility. There's not a finite amount of characters coming out of your keyboard. You can type all the letters and they'll keep coming until your computer dies. Billions and billions. Nor is there a need for speed on Metafilter. Those extra two characters per word are not going to make you miss a deadline.
posted by Mo Nickels at 10:43 AM on January 10, 2002


I think it's okay, but only if you're Prince.
posted by jennyb at 11:18 AM on January 10, 2002


Yeh, I can't stand the 'u' for 'you' either, the sad thing is, I'v been talking to a lot of chicks from hotornot lateley and I caught myself almost saying:

u?

at one one point (in the place of something like 'and you?') arg.
posted by delmoi at 11:23 AM on January 10, 2002


The phrase" 'nuff said ", outside of scare quotes, makes me irrationally angry.
posted by skyline at 4:34 PM on January 10, 2002


Have you finished reading the complete collection of O'Reilly books?, and thought you could do better, but dont know where to start. Well you can try designing the front cover.

there!! we're all happy now r'nt we?
posted by monkeyJuice at 4:38 PM on January 10, 2002


When reading something that is spelled with a "u" where it should say "you," I always mentally pronounce it "oo." Thus:

Have oo finished reading the complete collection of O'Reilly books?, and thought oo could do better, but dont know where to start. Well oo can try designing the front cover.
posted by kindall at 5:00 PM on January 10, 2002


Great waste of time! Good thing it' Friday
posted by alg0rithm at 12:25 PM on January 11, 2002


(Oh, I use the normal method as well. I was thinking proofreading -- my pinky slams that return key as soon as my thought is text.)
posted by sudama at 1:39 PM on January 15, 2002


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