Jul. 7th, 2008
...a little concerned.

I've noticed lately that, in IRL conversations, I'll say things like, "This." in response to someone saying something I agree with. Of course, this is followed by people waiting for me to finish my sentence, which usually ends up like "This (awkward pause), I agree with."

This is maybe preferred to the other thing I do, which is actually think "iawtc" which is fortunately not something that can be pronounced. This causes a brief pause before I blurt out "I agree with this [or that] comment". Of course it sounds stoic and, well, fraking weird in a real life conversation.

Between this and thinking "LMAO" and "LOL" in my head to IRL situations, I'm beginning to think the matrix is rewiring my brain.

Even worse though is that I have never in my life needed spell checker. I've been fortunate in that spelling has just come naturally to me. In the past few years, however, I've noticed my grammatical skills just completely fall off. I've even caught myself mistype your when I meant you're (which just brings a shiver to my spine). Fortunately I catch it right if I reread; but how long will it be before I lose even the ability to identify it?


So, I think the intarwebs are making me dumber. I guess I'll start worrying about it when I begin dreaming in LOLcats.

On second thought, maybe I'll enjoy it. Now, if my brain rickrolls me in my sleep, there will be hell toupee.

Mood: teh dumb
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Jus-10neuroxin on July 8th, 2008 - 12:01 am
I do the exact same thing! except your and you're I haven't gotten that bad yet but im sure I'll get there. I keep trying to come up with some variation every time I think iawtc and end up just sounding dumb.
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james__sndchasr on July 8th, 2008 - 12:15 am
heh if you are speaking geek to geek, I think they would understand
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Ed Rodriguez -=shiroi tora (白い虎)=-emarosan on July 8th, 2008 - 12:28 am
I've been known to say "lawl" irl. *sigh* So embarrassing.
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Milambermilamberrex on July 8th, 2008 - 12:53 am
yeah, i'm devolving into the your and you're as well. will also raise you a their, there, and they're.
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Musikermusiker on July 8th, 2008 - 03:03 am
This is exactly why I text in complete sentences with correct grammar and no abbreviations. It pisses off some people, I'm sure, but I don't care. Most people are amused by it and liken it to actually receiving a friendly letter in the mail (when does THAT ever happen these days??).
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Mozretaliashun on July 8th, 2008 - 04:11 am
how would we pronounce this: tl;dr
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Tylerblueskysrain on July 8th, 2008 - 08:19 am
Yes! Fight the power that is the blagosphere!! You can defeat this paralyzing nexus of intarweb power!

In other news, iawt(post).
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Davidsebastian86 on July 11th, 2008 - 01:58 pm
i don't suppose firefox has a grammar checker eh?
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