Cno at tqaxan kya ynq nqtxt nt0h!

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I just had to blog about this photo Plurked by a college friend. The blogger showed this text sent to her in Filipino text-speak.

I text-speak, but not like that. Goodness, I had to re-read the text message a couple of times just to understand what the heck he/she is talking about.

How hard is it to text in Filipino or English, or even Tag-lish? “Name” takes fewer finger presses than “neym.” Also “po” compared to “fo.” A “q” for “g?” And “x” for “s?” And yeah, wrong punctuation mark, too, dear.

If I want to compress lots of words in one text (para tipid), I sometimes eliminate the vowels. But I don’t go to the extent of giving the recipient quite a hard time reading my message.

This person’s Filipino teacher must be cringing in his/her seat. Wala pong natutunan ang estudyanteng ito mula sa inyo. Awww…

Well, if you want to learn how to text that way, here’s the Jologs Translator, for your enjoyment. As for me, no thanks. Don’t want a headache right now…

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  1. Liza

    LOL. Extreme text-speak gives me migraine! :-/

    8 years ago
    • moonchild117

      I could just imagine the look on the face of this text message’s recipient. sakit talaga sa ulo nung text…

      8 years ago
  2. Mrs.Kolca

    one of my younger cousins also has a crazy texting attitude! i once texted her saying, “pwede ba? isahan lang ang pagsend ng text? 2 or 3 times mo na sinesend tapos the same text lang naman.. kakaasar basahin!” (taray ko noh?)

    i also have a friend who is fond of forwarding LOADS of quotes, jokes, etc.
    i sometimes woke up in my sleep to hear my cellphone’s vibration and text tone just to read some silly joke.. i texted her back saying “please wag ka ng magtext kung puro jokes at quotes lang naman.. mas maige nalang mangumusta ka or something kasi 2AM eh.. may pasok pa’ko ng 5AM.. (i woke up thinking na important ang text kasi in the middle of the night e) i need more sleep kaso istorbo yun sunod-sunod na forwarded messages mo! (noon yon na may work pa’ko).. medyo natagalan den bago sya nagtext saken.. nagtampo kasi sya..

    i don’t know about you, but i don’t like getting stupid texts esp. yung mga chain texts na yan! that’s why me, myself, i don’t send stupid texts to people.. i only send text if there’s something important to say.. or if i feel like texting somebody i miss..

    8 years ago
    • moonchild117

      if i receive forwarded stuff, lalo na yung parang chain texts, i just ignore it and erase it. kung may milagro, may milagro, di na kelangang mag-forward sa lahat para lang magkatotoo…

      8 years ago
  3. gino pogi

    haha niiiiice!

    8 years ago
  4. jenie=)

    haha. texting is really affecting spelling of Filipino’s. even the easiest of terms sometimes needed to be thought of on how to spell because of this text-vocabulary craze. people tend to forget how to spell the right way already with these confusing shortcuts.

    btw, thanks so much for adding yet another of my blog in your list of those you follow. truly appreciated 😉 if you have time, hope you can come see my 4th blog that may be warranted with another place in your list…earthy me talks about family, health and Him! hope you enjoy reading my posts there as well.

    8 years ago
  5. nvtellan

    I took me quite a while to really understand what the title was saying.
    Nosebleed, heartache and migraine din ako whenever I get extreme text-talk SMS. I just don’t get it why some people have to change the letters of the words but if you count the letters, its the same or sometimes even longer.
    Geeez~

    8 years ago
    • moonchild117

      if i ever get a message like that, pati siguro mata ko magdudugo…

      8 years ago
  6. G

    wow, hindi ko naintindihan yun! ahahah

    8 years ago
    • moonchild117

      kung hindi siguro na-translate yun dun sa blog entry, di ko rin naintindihan. 😛

      8 years ago
  7. Golden

    I’m one of those few people who don’t text-speak. As much as possible, I send my text message in correct spelling. I think it’s one of my OC traits. Anyhow, di ko pa rin gets kung ano yung ibig sabihin ng title. 😐

    8 years ago
    • moonchild117

      hahaha! ang title niya e: Sino at taga-saan kaya ang nag-text nito?

      actually mali pa yung “at,” dapat pala “n” ginamit ko. 😛

      8 years ago
  8. djong

    hay naku. pinapagalitan ko rin ang kapatid ko pag nahuhuli ko siyang ganyan mag-type. pinag-aral sa maayos na eskwelahan, tapos ganyan.

    uy, galit. :p

    8 years ago
    • moonchild117

      haha! it’s a normal reaction. ganyan din mag-text ang kapatid ko. at 23 years old na siya.

      8 years ago

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