Thursday, April 24, 2014

A to Z Challenge—S.K.-isms! U is for . . .



U is for U-no-Y. Stands for two things: 1- Phonetically: You know why. And 2- You with no Y, err . . . a.k.a. “you”. Example:

Texts:

Nick: I need you to come over for something.
Kevin: let u know soon :-)
Nick: You
Kevin: ???? o_0
Nick: You is spelled Y-O-U
Kevin: lol we r texting, it’s spelled U no Y  :P
Nick: Whatever, please come over. I need your help.
Kevin: Gotz 2 wait 4 Gabby :-/
Nick: Why?
Kevin: U-no-Y, N., GF b craycray :-O. Imma wait, L8ter! B-)
Nick: I’m calling you.


*S.K.’s original stuff 4 U 2 Njoy.
*Static’s characters. Not something that will happen in the book. Ever.

44 comments:

  1. One word, two meanings! Such economy! -- Silver Fox

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    1. Yeah. It's an extra present for you guys. I'm so nice!

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  2. Luv this, Katherine, u no y:
    i + m & x 4 breakfast.
    I'd be too confused to text like that. I'm not surprised Nick's decided to give Kev a bell :)

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  3. One of my pet peeves, even on the internet/texting/emails...whatever...is not having proper grammar! :D But then again, I was an English Major in college, turned writer. :P

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

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    1. I didn't Major in English, but I get annoyed at the excessive butchering (on purpose) of grammar.

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  4. I love to text, but I can't deal with text-speak. Even my texts have capitalization and punctuation, with real words spelled out. I just can't help myself. Thankfully, my kids have been brainwashed by me, and are driven crazy by friends who can't string together anything coherent in a text.

    I did get a big chuckle out of Nick & Kevin's dialogue today...just like an older brother...

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    1. Oh you'll like anything Nick says, pfft!

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  5. I just laughed so hard I'm pretty sure my entire office thinks I've finally cracked! THANK YOU for the laugh. I needed it!!

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    1. LOL Glad to help your office realize you ARE craycray. :P

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  6. Okay this made me laugh out loud. I don't think I woke the baby. Good stuff.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. o_0 Do not wake up the baby...no bueno!

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  7. Haha, I am very much like Lynda in that respect! I always text in complete sentences, and text-speak makes me insane! So this is one S.K.ism I will NOT be using! =P

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    1. Well, it was to help you understand text-speak for when you receive them. When it gets out of hand, just call them. My poor SKisms...hmm... lol

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  8. I'm like Lynda and Mere Joyce - full sentences as far as possible, but then it takes forever to type... *sighs*

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    1. At least you're not giving anyone a text-induced-grrrrr-attack!

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  9. This is so good and made me laugh
    Katherine!

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  10. How you think all this stuff?? Lol

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  11. Texting can get hilarious. Someone asked if I wanted to go to the show--I texted Y for Yes. They interpreted it as WHY--get it?. Silly Stuff...

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  12. So funny! That must be why my husband gets on my case for shorthanding in texts - he writes all of his in an annoyingly grammatically correct fashion.

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    1. I think a good mixture without going over the top ridiculous is acceptable. I think. Let's not ask the Editor up there ^.

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    1. Phone away...its one sure way of getting your message across loud and clear! :)

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  14. Your text ability is impressive. ;)

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  15. Haha! Yeah, I think I'd call too. I'm so NOT good at all the texting "slang". I just mastered Lol.

    LOL!! :)

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    1. The slang gets more and more confusing, goodness...

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  16. So funny! I think this is the best one yet. (Those long abbreviations always confuse me!)

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  17. I have five kids under 24. I find the clarity of the text is directly proportional to how much money they need.

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  18. I like the end of the example. You can just feel the exasperation in the sentence. LOL!

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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  19. This may be my favorite ism yet. I love to text but loathe text speak. :D

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  20. I really haven't adapted to text speak yet. It drives me mad. Yours, however made me giggle.

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