Friday, February 27, 2009

Anonymous get-a-lifer proves my point

I realize that this isn't worth anyone's time to decipher this, but as I didn't have a planned post for today I'll paste it here anyway.

Anonymous said...
LOL your retarded.
lol started from aim and online gaming... some of it even derived from 1337 5P34l< (leet speak) not text messages. us kiddies were inventing this shit before our parents would even give us cellphones. rofl. only dumbass middleagers use acronyms in texts... because we all have expensive cellphones now that have a little thing called t9.... guess you havn't heard of it lmao.
gtfo ttyl
omgfbbq!!! 2/26/2009 11:17 PM

The above comment was left for this post, which as you can see was written a year and a half ago. I was having a bit of a rant about people who don't just write what they mean to say in plain English and have started using these little abbreviations to text message and then have started using the abbreviations in emails and such, and I have to sit there and try to figure out what they are saying when they could have just written what they meant to say to start with.

So I had a bit of a rant, and then all these people come to my blog looking for answers. I don't have the answers, that's why I was ranting in the first place. Still, people come.

This guy isn't looking for answers. I don't know what he was looking for. Maybe he just had some time to kill. There are times when even your fellow nerds can't be bothered to talk to you. I'm sure most of my regular readers think that gamers are way at the bottom of the social order and that they will always talk to other gamers, because they have no one else to talk to and have nothing better to do. That isn't always the case. Some gamers are very intelligent and have important things to do. Still, there are people who are nerds even to the other nerds, and the other nerds give up and won't talk to them either. So no one is talking to this guy, and he's out yelling about nothing and trying to start conversations with strangers.

He was at a school, and I doubt that he's a teacher, so if he isn't still in high school I'm guessing he's in college. He's under the impression that makes him a grown up, and that people listen to him because they care what he has to say. People probably just take notes to make fun of him later.

He probably has brilliant conversations on why men need more money than women.

Anyway, if he had a point to make, he would have made it in plain English and not given me all this stuff to look up, which I'm probably not going to do. You can figure out enough from the rest of it. He doesn't seem to write very well anyway.

The only capitalization was LOL, which I am told is very rude, but I really don't care about such things. "LOL your retarded" makes no sense, but I'm guessing that he meant to say "LOL, you're retarded."

He seems very proud of the fact that he can write in code. He doesn't really think that's original, does he? I remember a lot of us (those who could write) coming up with our own little codes as children, so we could write notes to each other that the adults couldn't read. Seems like I mostly gave this up as a teenager, since it was usually just the fact of the note writing that got one into trouble rather than the content of the note. The code was then used for only very special notes, but I still think that I gave that up when I was sixteen or sooner. To be fair, my situation was different, and perhaps my classmates continued the practice until they were eighteen or nineteen, but I can't picture it going on that long.

Is "middleagers" a term a grown up would use, other than referring to the Middle Ages or people who dress up as people from that time period?

Then he says "before our parents would even give us cell phones," like he still has this sense that his parents were supposed to give him a cell phone, or that he's entitled to be given anything at all. It must have been something recent.

Anyway, I still don't really care about any of this stuff, but as my regular readers know I'm sitting here trying to kill a couple of hours before I can go in the other room and watch last night's tape of The Eleventh Hour. You can leave comments or not. I'll certainly understand if you have better things to do and don't want to bother.

And while I generally don't do Freaky Fridays anymore, I will just say that I'm still in the top ten Google searchs for "WTF does it mean."


dmarks said...

He's a good enough moron for a Monday. If I understand the term correctly, I think you easily pwned him with this post.

Whatever he is doing, I think he should give it up for Lent or longer, whether or not he is Catholic.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

He definitely sounds like a very young person who can not see beyond his youth. Sad really.

laughingattheslut said...

Why the hell doesn't the spell checker work on the title?

Ananda girl said...

This one really made me laugh. I am new at this and have to ask my son... being of a like mind with you on this issue...just what the heck this or that means.
By the way, I enjoy the way you write.