Pikko Pots wrote:
I guess it's the environment and the speed.
Well then... You should just lay off the speed... ;)
Couldn't help myself. Sorry. Muahahaha...
I'm pretty much the same. In a business environment, I take great pains to make sure that grammar and spelling are as good as possible. Odds are the only way people who recieve that email know you is via emails you've sent, so their perception of you is going to be based purely on how you write. That's pretty huge.
In a more casual setting the spelling and grammar don't really matter that much. However, I still tend to avoid using the common net mangulations that pass for grammar sometimes. UR, NE, 4, etc, just bug me really. I think their use makes the person writing it look unintelligent, not just in a hurry. After all, it's not like you saved a significant amount of time writing NE instead of any, or 4 instead of for/four. If you do save a significant amount of time using abbreviations, then you probably aren't saying much of importance anyway.
Obviously, some abbreviations are just convenient though. Within the context of a game, they don't really bother me. BRB, OMW, ROFL, etc are fine. They're usually just one liners essentially, and I can deal with that. It's when people insert stuff into a sentence that it drives me nuts: "Can ne1 tell me how U can get UR quest done?" is just sloppy IMO (haha!).