600 Word Essay

Topics: Instant messaging, Mobile phone, Writing Pages: 2 (615 words) Published: September 17, 2008
As I look at essays from school and letters that I wrote to friends, my writing is like two different languages. For essays, I would write every single word out and my letters to my friends would have almost every word shortened. W/e, FYI, lol, w/b, lylas, brb. Sometimes I even use those words when I talk to my friends. I have even used the shortened words while I talked to my parents and they have told me to stop speaking gibberish and start speaking English. It is especially hard to write every single word out in school after summer break when all I did when I wrote was text my friends or write with the shortened words on MSN Messenger. Texting is much easier for me to get in touch with my friends and family. I do not have to interrupt a meeting or something else important that they feel they have to answer me. Whereas, a phone call could be about anything and give the person the impression that the phone call is an emergency. But a text message can be short, simple, to the point and not alarm the person getting the text message. Using the shortened words (you have to know what they mean first) you could make a conversation short and sweet. And if you are in a hurry and have to go, you could use the “short word” g2g, otherwise known as got to go. Shortened words are easier to text because you do not have to spell out every single word and take up a whole bunch of minutes. And it takes less time to write and read a shortened text message than it does to talk to someone on a phone or cell phone. You can also text pretty much anywhere and the short words will not take you away from what you are doing. This also works with MSN Messenger but with messenger, you can also use different types of ‘smiley faces’ that can express the different types of feelings. When MSN Messenger first came out in 1999, a lot of people were typing out every single word. It took forever to tell someone what you were thinking of and they would ask why you were taking so long or change the...
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