Yes, I may be old fashioned but if I'm going to go to the time and effort to send someone a message then I'd like to know they are able to understand it. Too many times have I seen someone hold a phone up with a message they've received and ask "what does that mean?" And then about 10 messages go back and forth explaining the 1st message
I don't text, but write on forums and Facebook. Auto-Correct used to be on as default, but it drove me mad because it would keep 'incorrecting' what I wrote. I would post something and then realise that it read wrong, because autocorrect had changed what I'd typed without my noticing. I turned it off in the end, which does mean it takes longer to type things because it no longer corrects the typos made by my fat thumbs, and I have to backtrack all time.
90% of texts yes, some people dont require perfection. Auto correct doesn't understand slang either, so one has to watch what it inserts in place! Yes, i too am careful what to type as don't what my message to be misconstrued
I try to use correct grammar. Bring in the field of education its quite disconcerting to see students writing exams using text lingo. The fact that its constantly evolving means that the reader may not understand what the student is trying to say. Not sure how employers deal with this on job applications.
Does that really happen at schools? I can understand people using it as a type of shorthand if they were taking notes but to put it in an exam or essay is really taking it to the next level.
It may sound old fashioned but I hope that gets them marked down?
I almost allways use correct grrammar when sending a text. But sometimes when i am having a laugh with my daughter we use silly grammar and emojis. We get a giggle out of it. When i am feeling especially cheeky i will sometimes answer my daughter with just K'. Holy dooly don't she half over react 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I usually use correct grammar. However, it depends on my 'audience '. If correct spelling and grammar are important to the recipient I respect that. If the recipient uses abbreviations I may do that. 'K' can be useful when I am in a hurry and simply need to acknowledge having read a text about a plan for meeting up. Why say, 'I have read your text and will meet you as planned' when 'K' communicates just as well?
However, as Mum was an English teacher I do feel some guilt whenever I knowingly break a rule in relation to use of the English language.