How many of you use short forms or spell the words as per your convenience and comfort while texting a friend or anyone or on social media for that matter? Like, wanna, gonna, frn, blv (believe), rcv (receive) and there are many more such examples.
Few of them are actually slangs and are used in American English in informal conversation in spoken English. Such words have no place in formal and written English. While there are other short forms created by us as per our convenience which has no meaning at all. We have become too lazy to type the full word with it’s actual spelling. This trend has become so popular that we all even understand each other’s short forms very easily.
Infact, I am also guilty of using these short forms. Slangs are still fine but other short forms created by us is really pathetic and it talks a lot about the person using them.
💡People find it cool & modern language.
💡It has become a trend, hence everyone uses them blindly.
💡People are actually poor in spellings, hence use the short forms.
💡Many years back, when sms was chargeable, people tried to send a sms in the smallest form possible to save money.
💡Laziness to type the complete word.
💡We tend to get confuse and forget actual and correct spelling of basic words at times.
💡We are deteriorating in terms of grammar, correct spoken and written English.
💡Out of habit, we use such self made spellings and slangs in formal comunication at times leaving a poor impression.
💡The interpretation of the message goes wrong at times.
I was shocked the day I realised that I was forgetting the spelling of basic words. I have stopped using such short forms since then. I write complete words and sentences and trust me it gives a different feeling and will not consume your much time.
Try it. It’s a good practise.👍