Sunday, May 17, 2009


I just sent my first ever text message. It said, "Where are you guys". It's really bothering me that I couldn't figure out how to add a question mark. Punctuation must be possible, right? Just because other people don't use it in their text messages, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

Shall keep you updated.


I did figure out the punctuation (Options - Symbol, yay!) and my phone has a shift key - a terse little up-arrow on the bottom left. All is right with the world.


karen said...

Go to your #1 - it does all of the punctuation... keep pressing it until you find the item you need!

carlarey said...

I am one of those freaks who insists on spelling and punctuation in a text, even though it's sort of a pain on my phone. I consider it a courtesy to take the extra time to properly punctuate. Especially if I am sending a particularly insulting message to my husband.

Annalea said...

Not too far behind. I sent my first text just a couple months ago. (And don't have texting on my plan, so it costs .20 each time. Ouch)

Lesley said...

i laughed out loud at this because I rarely use texting and I couldn't figure out punctuation for the longest time either!

Dave Hingsburger said...

Ah, I remember when 'texting' involved putting pen to paper, stamp to envelope and then waiting for a couple weeks then receiving envelope, reading letter and repeating as necessary. I miss writing letters only a little less than I miss getting them.

kate said...

I can't figure out where Shift is, to capitalize letters after the very first one.

kate said...

Oh, thanks for the update, I'm off to check my phone for a shift button!

Night Owl said...

This made me giggle so much!
(In the nicest possible way, of course!)
And I do so use grammar. Not all "kids" are "lazy". But sometimes space runs out, so it is convenient sometimes to leave some out to get in as much info as possible. (It is pretty expensive to send a lot of texts, so if you are the talkative type...)
But otherwise I keep it as close to normal speech as possible. We lose so much without having voice inflections, body gestures, and such from regular communication.