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And now, in local news...

February 27th, 2008 (11:42 am)

My local newspaper's latest headline, screaming out from various selling points : Man Sent Naked Photo From Female Net Pal.

Am I the only one wondering just how this is news?

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Yes, I understand that youngsters these days use net speak in everyday life. Yes, I've even gotten used to people at work pronouncing "LOL" as "lull" in conversation. But I draw the line when my mate's 16 year old stepdaughter starts pronouncing "ROTFLMAO" as "roffle", possibly "ruffle".

And I still haven't worked out what the f--k "rofflecopter" is meant to be!

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Posted by: Monki (simplymonki)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)

My brother and I say "roffle" from time to time, but we're usually joking around at the time. And it usually leads into WoW jokes, because we're dorks.

Posted by: Monki (simplymonki)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)

PS: A roflcopter!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)

Bwahahahaha! Thanks! That is so getting forwarded to my mate.

Posted by: Mhalachai (mhalachaiswords)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Colbert Poincare Sol'n (lidi)

At work, the sysadmin and I use "roffle" as a verb, and "zomg" as an exclamation, but we do it ironically so it's okay.

(It's not, really, but we like to pretend.)

Posted by: Episkopos Rev. Alixtii O'Krul V, TRL (alixtii)
Posted at: February 27th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Dark Champions

I use netspeak when I'm writing in the margins of textbooks. I live in fear of the day when I have kids and they read my college textbooks and I have to explain what "WTF?" means.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: February 28th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)

A month ago as I was waiting on my pie, I heard a pizza delivery driver say, "I'll BRB" as he walked out the pizza shop door. It almost blew my mind.

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