QUOTE(Wobby @ Jan 13 2007, 04:29 PM)
Oh no, I talk 'normally' at school to appease them, but I like to do it whenever I'm writing. You should have seen my GCSE English Exam, it was hilarious! I decided to 'play the game', and stick a 'floccinaucinihilipilification', 'flocculent', 'abstruse' and 'nubivagent' here and there - i.e. words that have disappeared pretty much completely from the English Language - I looked those up the day before - and not to mention a few interrobang punctuation marks to throw the examiners off.
The 'question' was 'Describe yourself.' I made out I was some sort of arrogant condescending outcast, just for the sake of characterisation, but it probably didn't help out that I'd made the stupidest blunder of answering both of the 27 mark questions, when I was only meant to answer one, effectively halving the time I spent on them. But nevermind, I still got my A* in the end...
Fortunately, I haven't seen much text language in the forums lately, it gets quite annoying, but I can see why they use it on mobile phones. Actually though, I use full sentences in my text messages, and paragraphs, and I even sign my name on the end. But in my first message, I tried using text language, but gave up, as ironically, it took too much effort.
Wow! Sounds like you had a lot of fun there! If only you could have seen their faces.... Wish I could be so sure of my A* in English, but I can't stand the analysis. Creative writing, though.. I love it!
I tend to use a wierd mix of proper and text language on my phone, but stick to proper English on a forum. Some of mty friends use interesting abbrieviations that take forever to work out.