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subego
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Apr 14, 2015, 02:24 PM
 
I'm still trying to figure out why, but I'm always slightly irritated when someone texts me "okay".

Am I alone in this?
     
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Apr 14, 2015, 02:31 PM
 
It looks dismissive. That's why I use 'kk'
     
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Apr 14, 2015, 02:39 PM
 
I don't mind.

It's not as p/a as "fine".
     
subego  (op)
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Apr 14, 2015, 02:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
It looks dismissive. That's why I use 'kk'
And in spoken use, has a ridiculous number of ways you can vary the tone.

It's dorky, but I go "copy" or "copy that".
     
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Apr 14, 2015, 02:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I don't mind.

It's not as p/a as "fine".
Okay.
     
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Apr 14, 2015, 03:28 PM
 
I know a couple people that use the emoji instead.
     
The Final Dakar
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Apr 14, 2015, 03:30 PM
 
even worse
     
subego  (op)
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Apr 14, 2015, 03:33 PM
 
😃👍 extra letters
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 04:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I don't mind.

It's not as p/a as "fine".
Abbreviating p/a is extremely p/a.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 06:53 AM
 
"p/a"? - ah, got it.

Ya boss.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
Abbreviating p/a is extremely p/a.
Sure.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 09:06 AM
 
"K"
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 10:37 AM
 
I use the Dick Cheney method: "go f**k yourself"

but the plain "okay" doesn't bother me.
"Faster, faster! 'Till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - HST
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 10:42 AM
 
I use the Nelson Rockefeller "Bird Flip" myself.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
It looks dismissive. That's why I use 'kk'
I'm curious - why two ks?
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:06 AM
 
I'm not sure of the etymology behind it, but the definition is available on urbandictionary, which i can't access at work.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I'm not sure of the etymology behind it, but the definition is available on urbandictionary, which i can't access at work.
Urban Dictionary: kk

So, you're making your first ventures as an online gamer, and you keep seeing this odd expression "kk" and “KK”. People chat in the online game, sending kk messages left and right.

Well, this peculiar acronym expression stands for "Ok" or "message acknowledged". It is the same as nodding in person or saying "gotcha".

The other bit of history behind "kk" is the 1990's expressions "k, kewl". Translated, this expression meant "ok, cool", but was stylistically spelled otherwise. "k, kewl" undoubtedly also influenced the use of kk in today's online chatting.

The kk expression, like many other Internet expressions, is part of online conversation culture.

Reminder: 90% of the time, these expressions are typed in all lowercase letters. On selective occasions, you are welcome to use them in all capitals to express enthusiasm. Just remember not to type entire sentences in all caps, lest you be considered rude.
"K, kewl."
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Sure.
This.

If I want someone to realize they're being repetitive or wasting time, I'll respond, "Sure." It makes them stop and wonder, "Is he being dismissive? Should I stop talking? Is he being rude? Should I ask him if he's upset? Who says, 'Sure," anymore?" It's always a conversation killer.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I'm not sure of the etymology behind it, but the definition is available on urbandictionary, which i can't access at work.
If you really cared you would've left work for me.
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
If you really cared you would've left work for me.
Sure.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
k kewl - amazing, all these years using the internet and I learn this today. thank u.

My gross mis-interpretation explains all those equally confused hooded people who visited me over the years.
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:20 AM
 
It's pretty much 'gotcha'. Which really can't be misconstrued as dismissive like 'okay'.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 11:34 AM
 
Another text conundrum...

I usually say, "Gracias," instead of "Thanks," or "Thank you," because the latter two sound a bit too formal at times. Replying in Spanish makes it feel slightly less odd. I'm probably making things more awkward.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 12:01 PM
 
If I know someone, I'll use "TY!"

If I dont, it'll be along the lines of "thanks so much!"

I'll also use "gracias!" or "danke!"

Don't use "merci!" or "grazie!" for whatever reason.

I use exclamation points a lot in texts!
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 12:08 PM
 
I only text pictures of my privates. The recipient has to discern my response based on the tone and framing of my junk pics.

My sig is 1 pixel too big.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I only text pictures of my privates. The recipient has to discern my response based on the tone and framing of my junk pics.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 12:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Don't use "merci!" or "grazie!" for whatever reason.
That's because it sounds pretentious unless you're actually French or Italian.

Actually, with French, it sounds that way regardless.

I use exclamation points a lot in texts!
Because everything seems subdued in texts. That's why I usually say, "HAHAHAHAAAA" if something is funny. "LOL" seems polite.
     
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Apr 15, 2015, 02:49 PM
 
That looks psycho. I'm happy with 😂
     
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Apr 16, 2015, 01:44 PM
 
I just realized I use "sure", but it's usually with an exclamation point, and only in regards to someone asking me if I'll do something, or asking to borrow something.
     
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Apr 16, 2015, 05:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I only text pictures of my privates. The recipient has to discern my response based on the tone and framing of my junk pics.
"Why does he keep texting me pictures of Kentucky fried chicken?"
     
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Apr 16, 2015, 09:06 PM
 
I'm scared to Google that quote.
     
   
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