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Texting: Lost in Translation

Posted by    |    April 11th, 2011 at 8:29 am

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Have you ever texted someone and before you know it, you are in a full blown-out fight but you have no idea why?

Most likely someone misinterpreted the tone of the message. More often then not, I’ve had to explain to my recipient that I wasn’t mad when I responded to one of his or her texts. (Apparently, sarcasm isn’t easily translatable via text message.)

One-word messages are the worst. The instant I see a ‘k’ or ‘yes’ as a response to one of my texts I immediately assume that person is mad or annoyed. Then, I quickly shift to apology mode.

Texting has created a convenient and comfortable way of communicating with others, yet it also makes it easier to misunderstand one another. (more…)