The “SMS” language – A new revolution?

SMS

“Short Messaging System” or better known as SMS in its abbreviated format, is the current trend of how people are interacting to each other, besides emails and phones. Don’t worry guys, I won’t be bragging about “What is SMS” or “Who invented it” but instead, I would love to talk about its very own unique language.

I believe there is no specific name for this “SMS language” yet, hence throughout this post I shall be mentioning it as “SMS language”. For those who doesn’t know anything about it, well, it is the very same language in which “abbreviations talk louder than words” and the very same language which contributes to the deterioration of some of our school-going kids in doing well in their essays! Mind you kids, just because of a coz instead of because, it could make your whole sentence to be completely amiss!

Going back to our main topic, I won’t be going around and bashing people for using this SMS language as I would be using it myself. Now, let me stress this part. USING IT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SMSING! I stressed the previous sentence because lately, I have been bombarded with that language even when I’m using MSN Messenger and receiving messages from Friendster.

Gone were the days when “How are you” would eventually be shorten to “hw r u”. Now, it became even worse. “hru”. We could have sticked to that “hw r u” but I seriously have no idea why the hell it became shorter. Maybe that change is proving that human beings are becoming lazy and lazy as time goes by and hence the changes in the “SMS language”. Or maybe some might think that it would sound ‘cooler’ if they tend to use shortforms. You know, some idiots would just think like that!

In MSN Messenger, whenever I’m chatting with some of my e-peers, it is usual to receive messages which would take me some time to decode it into normal words and finally replying to that person. For instance, the “hru” as I mentioned above. I’m not the kind of person who loves to use shortforms nor am I well-versed in it, or should I say extreme-shortforms, so whenever I received some messages that I believe it was extremely-shorten for some reason, I won’t be saying anything else to that person besides “HUH?”. And, I won’t be expecting that person to think that my HUH is actually a shortform, in which if that person tends to decipher H, U and H separately into possible words-combination, I shall not be blamed! You see, how a simple conversation leads to confusion and lastly, ended with a ‘disconnection’ of both parties?

Now, let’s talk about Friendster, my favorite! In Friendster, some noobs even tend to use extreme-shortforms in such a way that you can’t understand what the other party is crapping about. For instance, this was a message that I happened to receive a few days back from a girl, whom I believe she is 15 years old but faked her age to be 18 in her profile (Ohh and not forgetting, she put a Namitha’s picture as her primary picture):

iiii..
cn i gt 2 noe mr abt u?
pls add me.
thnXxXxXxXx

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Omnekutty, will you marry me?

I was bored. Since I was bored, I decided to dig some of my old posts incase of any follow-up arguments that I may have missed. The only post which made me to ‘dig’ further was the “Inter-racial minded Malaysian Indians” post. My hands were so damn itchy and I tend to be busybody at times, which made to trace back this Malayalam peeps and what they were up to currently. Surprisingly, I managed to sneak in to some of the “MALAYALEES ONLY!!!” groups in Friendster and out of a few which I went through, only this discussion topic caught my attention:

Malayalam

I believe you all could read the texts shown in the above picture. To summarise things up, what that fella is ‘worried’ about is that why Malayalee girls tend to seek their life partner from different ethnics, such as those of Tamils, Telugus and so forth instead of finding ‘within’ their ethnic? If you guys would have noticed, he kept on mentioning about “Indians guys…” and “mixed Indians…” which made me to wonder in which freaking category does Malayalam falls into? I thought Malayalee is a subset of “Indians” and so do Tamils, Telugus and etc. But for him, Malayalees and Indians are two different entities!

Alright, let’s pause that question for a while and we shall look at what our fellow Malayalees would have replied. Sad to say that nearly all the replies were boring, or should I say neutral replies as I was expecting them to bash those other ethnics for being whatever, whatever and whatever. Now, from that statement itself, I would be expecting some hatred comments saying that I’m poking fun at those Malayalees and ridiculing their so-called attitude. Whatever hoo-has it may be, just bring it!

Malayalam

Oops, I forgot to mention that I came across a biased reply! Just have a look at what our cechi has responded. According to her, ‘practically’ Malayalee girls and boys are fair and some of the Malayalee brothers and sisters are dark a bit. Seriously, I don’t understand a shit what she is crapping about. And, what she is trying to say here? Just because those Malayalee girls and boys are fair, does that mean that they should be destined together? Ohh and another thing cechi, it should be “point of view” and not “point of you” as you have mentioned in your post.
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Indian mandes and their ‘belang-belang shirt’

While our Abang Durai couldn’t stop bashing some of those corrupted Indian girls, at the same ongoing pace, I couldn’t stop bashing those Indian mandes! I have already pin-pointed most of their *whatever* in life in some of my previous articles, in terms of their ‘activity’, their progress, their mentality and so forth, but I could not resist myself without posting this. Posting about what? Their official ‘dress’. Yape, you heard that right, their official ‘dress’!

When I’m talking about their ‘dress’, I won’t be stressing much on how they would dress up from top to bottom as it would take me hours to pin-point each one of them but instead, I would love to focus on one particular part of their attire, which is, their shirt!

Belang

I don’t know if there is any specific name for this kind of shirt but I would love to call it the belang-belang shirt. Should you have any specific name for it, please enlighten me on this. I believe some, or even most of you would have came across some group of karat kaigels hanging around and either one or two of them would be dressed up in this ‘belang-belang shirt’, and he would be the one that would be making hell lot of noises and portraying himself as the superior in a particular karat group. Furthermore, I have also seen some of the karat kaigels attending some wedding dinners and birthday parties dressed in that belang-belang shirt, accompanied with a lame NY cap and a pouch bag. Come on brothers, do you think by wearing like that, people would be afraid of you and respect you as a big-time mande? Or do you think by wearing like that, it portrays you as KARAT and LIGAT, in which even you can’t even define those two words comprehensibly? Or can you?

The thing that perplexes me is that, if only one or two person in a group wears the said shirt, then it’s fine. But, when there are other karat kaigels wearing the same kind of shirt in different-different groups, a new perception is raised! Oh, maybe only karat kaigels would be wearing that shirt! Oh, what If I wear that kind of shirt, would I be labeled as a karat kaige?
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Site Updates

As you guys could see, there have been some massive updates that I have made to this blog and I was too lazy to mention those changes previously. Anyway, to summarize all those changes, let me list them:

  • Changed the header to a new one.

  • The ‘comments section’ template was adopted from another theme and I merged it together with this current theme and made some slight modifications on it.
  • My domain (MAKKEZ.COM) has been renewed for another 1 year (Expires on August 2009). Yeeyy!
  • Readers can straightaway click on the “Subscribe Feed” image on the left sidebar to subscribe via email.
  • Added the “Polls” section, in which you would see some surveying polls as well as some stupid polls being carried out by me of-course.
  • There are the MOST VIEWED and MOST COMMENTED section on the right sidebar, which give readers an instant look on which topic is the hottest!

That’s all I could figure out so far.

If there are any comments/critics/suggestions that you all wish to pour out, please do so! I would highly appreciate them! Cheers!