I know I'm not that old, I'm just 43 (Or at least I think so. Last year I told everyone I was 43 when, in fact, I wasn't. Seriously, I was confused on that point for a whole year.) But when I text I feel old. Here's why:
I just can't help but text in fully grammatical sentences with proper capitalization and punctuation. I never type something like this:
how r u?I'd text it like this:
How are you doing?This has to be a generational thing. Although my mother, who I know to be, as a biological fact, older than me, seems to have jumped right in with her grandkids with the texting abbreviations.
So maybe it's an academic snob thing. But whatever the case may be, I take enormous amounts of time texting proper English sentences. Seriously, I actually go back and correct capitalization. On texts! Which is freaking insane.
Anyone else got this compulsion? I need a support group.