Posts Tagged: texting

Good guesser

I’m not a big fan of texting. Not because of the terrors of texters and their lack of awareness. This isn’t a diatribe about distracted drivers or pedestrians. Nope, I’m not a big fan of texting because I’m just not good at it. I never considered my fingers stubby before, but I have no fluency… Read more »

Spell uncheck

Occasionally, posts wander across my Facebook feed showing various texts gone “bad”, purportedly due to the autocorrect features on people’s’ phones. (Note: apparently these are only popular if they are crude or titillating, as opposed to, say, just funny). I have to wonder about those incidents. For a couple of reasons. The first, why do… Read more »

Taking my book for a walk

Except on rare occasions, I don’t blog on the weekend.  The same goes for writing.  I treat my writing like a job:  work at it during the week and take the weekend to relax, do chores and visit family and friends. Which is not to say I stop “writing”; I just don’t do it on… Read more »

Phone home

No, this isn’t a blog on how I was influenced by E.T. when I was a kid (although I have great admiration for Steven Spielberg).  We’re done with those blogs for a while. It’s back to the random ramblings of a reasonably regular routine on the Jeffrey M. Daniels blog, so let’s stop this preamble… Read more »

(Don’t) Text me

So, just yesterday we briefly touched on relationships, or more specifically, my competence in relationships and I dropped a tease for today’s post about texting.  Writers do those types of tricks.  It’s supposed to get you to come back.  Raise your hand if it worked. About two weeks ago, I put up a post about… Read more »

Postal mail is to email as email is to ______; text your answer to…

With the recent unfortunate passing of Steve Jobs, Apple mastermind extraordinaire, I thought it an appropriate time to discuss the dizzying advances of technology and their impact to our lifestyles.  As the title suggests, we’re going to talk about our communications; viewed over distance in miles and years. The subject came to mind as I… Read more »

I’ve committed to stop smiling

The advancement of electronic communication beyond talking on the phone has ultimately led to a new language.  As it evolves, the language becomes increasingly truncated, not only creating new words but crimping existing ones to a single letter or inventing a whole vocabulary simply based on acronyms, usually the first letter of the words in… Read more »

Really?

As a word lover, I’m always interested how new words get added to the lexicon or how a word suddenly “catches fire” and ends up being used (and overused) by everyone.  Driven either by popular entertainment or cultural blending, the words or phrases become almost a self-parody by the people ultimately using them. Examples of… Read more »