Usually used in online games and instant messengers like AIM.
The person that is 'shorthanding' usually types messages with many fragments and errors, and no punctuation either.
Smart Person: Nothing much, you?
Idiot: lolZ, i wsa jus t @ my cuzzins house
Smart Person: Cool, what did you do there?
Idiot: we playd some halo, den we went outsid 2 plya sum basket ball
Idiot: we had a lto of fnu
Smart Person: I have no idea what you just said, please stop shorthanding.
Idiot: lolZ @ dat!
Idiot: no wya!!
-Note: This took me around 10 minutes to write.-
1. Used by literate writers in the real world for note taking, mostly at school or college. Usually just abbreviated forms of words, they also can use symbols or different pieces of text that symbolize longer parts of text. Usually shorthand is easier to be read by the writer, for all shorthand is unique to its user. Some abbreviate different things.
2. Used by illiterate noobs online. they speak with no grammar, and make no sense. They cannot seem to spell, and seem to randomly press keys.
2. "LoLz, TAht Iz ZO Fuunneh! I LUvz ity@! LA0ol!"
"Wtf? What are you saying?"
"LoLZ N0)B! You GheySX!1 Im Spekkin ShrtHAd!"
"That isnt shorthand nubtard. This is."
"NOeZ! Tis ISs ShrtNd!"
" Shut up."
Examples of "shorthand" include: u, ur, r, y, wat, dat, skool...
Illiterates type this way & claim it is "shorthand," because they believe it's easier & takes less time to type out than full, proper sentences.
Human: I'm doing fine.
Noob: wna hnq out sumtym? lyk @ da moves?
Human: Ugh, I'm sorry can you please type regular? I can't understand.
Noob: i em typin rglar. izz sumtn rong?
Human: Oh, my fucking God... Your shorthand is killing my eyesight.
Noob: nah, chll homee. i got disz undah cntrl.
Human: What the fuck are you saying like seriously? You are giving me a fucking headache. I think I'm going to have a brain hemorrhage because of you.
Noob: wuts dat? bryn hamrge?
Human: Oh, my God.. That's it I'm out.
Human has left the conversation.
Noob: yo dawg? u der?
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"PLEASE stop the terrible shorthand, because you don't say, 'Grrr with a number eight' when in a real conversation do you? That is, if you are ever OFF the Internet?!"