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Temptress
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0 posted 02-12-2001 08:32 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Sorry..this had to have a space all its own. LOL! Comment or not. I had to get it out. Okay..seems like twice. Geesh...  

Rant starts here...
IF I SEE ANOTHER POEM IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE TOO LAZY TO TYPE "ARE" instead of R....or "YOU" instead of U, I think I'm going to go off on a rant so big that you could cover a small country with the words! GEEESHH!! R or U and other one or 2 letter substituted words do NOT belong in poetry! *KICKS, SCREAMS, RANTS, RAVES, FUMES* Ohh..and thanks to Kitten for making realize that THRU doesn't belong either...
Alicat
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1 posted 02-12-2001 08:40 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

How bigge a kontry iz u yakin abut? Ghana? Or mor lak da United State uv Texas? Tho ah ken sea u'r pont, ah just cunnat rezizt.




Alicat the Persnikitty *MUUUAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA*
Sven
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2 posted 02-12-2001 08:49 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

wht r u talkin bout???

I dunno bout any1 lse. . . but I lik tht u r doin this. . .

it bout tim somone does somthin bout dis!!

LOL



btw, I see your point 2!!!

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.


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dreamer1 12 5 24
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3 posted 02-12-2001 09:08 PM       View Profile for dreamer1 12 5 24   Email dreamer1 12 5 24   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dreamer1 12 5 24

Oh, come on, she didn't come here to be laughed at, and have her pet peeve abused!!! Be nice!!!
Yeah, Temptress, I know what you mean, it makes things harder to read and it looks, well, wrong!!!
Oh well, what can we do???

....peace as a primary objective is dangerous because it implies that we would sacrifice anything for the sake of it....
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Michael
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4 posted 02-12-2001 09:10 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Personally, I chalk it all up to poetic license.  It's just like driving; at least half of the people out there shouldn't be driving but they're all doing it anyway and somehow, most of them are licensed too.  

I can overlook these substitutions for these people probably don't know any better to begin with.  It's the people that do know what quality poetry may be but insist on butchering it by not using speelchecks or watching there grammur that get too me!

Michael

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5 posted 02-12-2001 09:46 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Hugs2u


~coco~
Temptress
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6 posted 02-12-2001 09:57 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

You know, you people are all just a bunch of smarty pants, but you're all lucky that I adore all of you! LOL!  

Thanks for sticking up for me, dreamer!

Micheal:
Poetic License or not it gets pretty annoying! just makes me crazy!

Kitten:
I know! I know! You couldn't resist, but at least you agree with me!

Sven:
Like I said..Smarty pants! Geesh..we need a "stick my tongue out" icon now!

Coco:
Thanks for the hugs, but I can't resist the urge to *SLAPS YOU* LOL! *sigh* At least you meant well!   

Sunshine
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7 posted 02-12-2001 10:02 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sorry but I side with Temptress....take it to forums who don't care....she cares, I care...it takes away from what could be a lovely piece of work and frankly, shows me that the poet didn't care one way or the other how the poem was to be viewed...which is a shame and waste of space....

oops, I think I just stood on a soapbox....
Dark Enchantress
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8 posted 02-12-2001 10:19 PM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

Yipes....I'm glad I don't do that. I'm sure if I did I wouldn't do it now. lol

I am no one if not myself.

Angel of Darkness


fractal007
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9 posted 02-12-2001 10:44 PM       View Profile for fractal007   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fractal007

I don't mean to be indelicate to the people who are guilty of Temptress's pet peve, but if I could add something:

Putting U instead of you, or R instead of are in a poem is rather immature.  It sounds rather "teenybopperish"[assuming that's a word], and not very poetic.  But that's just my own opinion.  I dunno, maybe it's some poetic device designed to convey some current mentality or ideal among youth that I'm not aware of...

But really, whether or not I'm right about the immaturity, putting the abbreviations in the place of real words in poetry is simply detramental to the quality of the work of art you are creating.
Alicat
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10 posted 02-13-2001 12:56 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Actually, for some odd reason, such syntaxical abuse seems more like *shudder* cummings.......
Severn
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11 posted 02-13-2001 01:41 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Can we blame it on text messaging...?

K


...and I have found that a lifetime can be lived in one moment...

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Acies
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12 posted 02-13-2001 09:31 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

he he he -- you guys

I'm with you on this temp

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So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
Poet deVine
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13 posted 02-13-2001 09:38 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

It's chat room lingo..pure and simple. People are too lazy to type in the right word!!!
Temptress
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14 posted 02-13-2001 11:50 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

YAY! More people who agree with me! Thanks everyone! LOL! I used to write that stuff in my letters to my friends and boyfriend in school until I realized that I could do better! Yes, I'd have to agree that it comes from laziness; and I also agree with anyone else to who agrees with me.

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Dopey Dope
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15 posted 02-13-2001 02:14 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I hear ya



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

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I admire it daily
Sven
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16 posted 02-14-2001 12:52 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Yes, I agree with you. . . just having a little fun. . . and yes. . . it's TOTALLY becuase of text messaging and chat room lingo. . .

BUT. . . like Ali said. . . it's very Cummingsesque. . . (to coin a word). . . so, like everything else. . . there are two sides to every coin. . .

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Swamp了aeryie
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17 posted 02-14-2001 01:28 PM       View Profile for Swamp了aeryie   Email Swamp了aeryie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Swamp了aeryie

it's bad enough in everday icq or aol or yahoo messenger,speaking of which i do have the habit of saying enuf,but that's it unless i'm in a huge hurry,but in poetry :! WAY OUT OF LINE. It really doesn't belong at all!! unless of course that's the theme of the poem....

Do i contradict myself?Very well i contradict myself.I contain multitudes.~walt whitman
Greeneyes617
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18 posted 02-15-2001 06:29 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes617   Email Greeneyes617   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes617

Hummmmm...pet peves?? I got a few of those myself..... I gree with Temptress though. Although in the past I have been guilty of the U's and R's but oh well.
dgvarner
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19 posted 02-16-2001 02:31 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

i agree with you..theres a place for such abbreviations..and poetry is not the place..but like michael(i think it was) said, you kind of have to call it poetic license..he made a very good point on that...
quite truthfully, when i see poetry written in that fashion, i dont much feel like reading it..which is sad.. couldve been a good poem..

the other thing that bothers me is, a whole blasted poem in CAPS!!! grrrrr..

, g


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we can turn and face our fears
maybe one day
we can reach out through our tears..."
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Colin
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20 posted 02-16-2001 02:51 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

u'r right u no, I h8 it 2!

(sorry )

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