Email Etiquette #4

SMS speak and Bad spelling

“ive packaged the item and gut some quotes, its gunna cost me about 40 bux to send to ur postcode.”

Avoid it! It’s annoying, lazy, childish and rude. I don’t want to interpret your email. I just want to read it. Make it easy and clear to understand. I know my spelling is not always the best but I do really try.

Other tips here



Mark said... 10/23/2008 4:34 pm  

rofl! wat yur prob with txt msg mky? imho txt 4eva!
g2g ittyl tb 2moz

Jason said... 10/23/2008 6:15 pm  

Agreed Mike,
Email is not SMS. You do not have a 160 character limit.

Use your words.

Laura said... 10/24/2008 1:02 am  

Wot, u dun like dat?

Ridiculous. I can't believe someone would actually send and email in SMS. You sure you want to purchase things from such a person? ;)

Claire :) said... 10/30/2008 3:31 pm  

You know what I really hate about txt? It's hardly ever easier to do it on a phone anyway! 160 characters is FAR MORE than you need to say "yeah, sure, see you tonight at 6pm, thanks!", which is politer, easier to read, and readily done with any phone with predictive text. You needn't use it when you ARE texting, most of the time, so certainly not when you're not!
That said, in informal settings (ie when chatting online) my capitalisation, which I thought was second nature, does tend to get pretty pathetic.

All I can say is, text in emails annoys me and makes me think the writer is an idiot, but does not make me homicidal, unlike getting txt in formal reports submitted by university students!! What makes them think it's okay????
(One shouldn't even be using the word "you" in a report, so it certainly shouldn't be abbreviated!!)

mike said... 10/30/2008 8:23 pm  

Thanks for the comment Clare. Welcome to my blog. Good to have you aboard.

Claire :) said... 10/31/2008 12:15 pm  

Hi!! Sorry to rant :)

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