Friday, June 11, 2010

Banyak urang, banyak (ra)garam.

That makes perfect sense!

Salam allo. Excuse the shortened term of this 2-verse pantun.
Banyak udang, banyak garam
Banyak orang, banyak ragam.
Now then. Today, I am going to show you on various types of writing, or technically, typing, to be really precise and if you are that kind of person. But actually, "write" actually means to form letter or words, to compose, to express in words and the like, actually. So even if we're hitting on, I mean tapping on keyboards, and for most of us, scorching and overworking our eyes in front of the monitor, "to write" can also be used. I think. Jangan percaya sangat ambo nih.

Well, there are many types of writing that I've come across in my years of internetmentation and well, here they are.

1. Exhibit A: Repetitive use of last letters, a space between a word and an ellipsis. And in times, a smiley is included (preferably a wink.)
  • OMGGG ! That's sooo awesome ! ;D Today ? Meet up at my place yeah .
2. Exhibit B: A rather clever and creative use of pronunciation of other syllables in words that they don't belong to. The English language and Bahasa syllables are frequently exchanged to form words.
  • cheese! alaaa bowink la camneyh ; wtf weyy. laen carley la keeter hangout . taon depan la kowt.
3. Exhibit C: Notably, this type writing is utilized in the early years of internet usage of a certain person. Numbers and ellipsis are frequently used to replace certain letters that they are seemingly quite similar to.
  • N4M4 s4y4 AgUsTus biNti 4JnAB! b1N rAFA3L nAdaL. Um0r 14 tah0n. s4yA sek0lah di SmK tAmaN s3Kian. c0m3yL t4k s4Ya? aDD m3 pl3as3........
4. Exhibit D: This type of writing is mostly used by BBC writers and the like that I couldn't put my mind on right now.
  • As we advance through the odyssey of the 21st century, and witness with our eyes and the image apprehended is evaluated and inverted by our superb integrating center, the brain, we... Apologies, my vocabulary is pretty limited -.- Faham-faham sendiri la.
5. Exhibit E: A "smiley" is used at the end of EACH and EVERY SINGLE sentence.
  • OMG! :O Kenapa eh dia buat camtu? :/ Serius! >:( memang kesian kat dia :( Tak elok buat camtu kat dia D: dan aku rasa macam nak hentam & marah dia puas puas x( Oh ye, don't forget to meet up this Saturday, kay? :D Bye (;
6. Exhibit F: Plain lazy.
  • hi nama sy amln umr sy 16 t nk msk 17 t dn sy sklh di smk qwerty sy mrpkn srg yg btgjwb rjn dn bsmgt ptrtk, rjn dn kuat igtn

That's about it I think. I'm NOT insulting anyone (if there are any out there, ehak). Because actually I think I've been all six of them and having a bit of this or a bit of that. The first, being Exhibit C. Yes, I remember that. Wow. Now I know how excruciatingly laborious and utterly abysmal (Exhibit D) it is to read that sentence! x) I think it's kinda c0m3YL at first, but at the same time, it's really hard to decipher all that letters, numbers and ellipsis. But I guess that age is over for most of us!

Like Exhibit E, I also put a LOT of smileys in my sentences. Just look at all my past blog posts. But I don't know why I've recently used smileys a lot less now :/ Pelikkkk. I've also been an Exhibit B, and still am, sometimes. I'm mostly been affected by Baba, he uses a lot of these when we we SMSed with him. Like, "mebbe tumolo" and all that. ehak. Mostly for humor purposes. Spaces between words and ellipsis (Exhibit A), been through that as well, Exhibit F; yes :)

Truth is, we're all copycats. Ever since we were born, our first words, or even swear words we pick up from movies -.- (don't try this at home, kids. not that I swear excessively, I have a lot of siblings to give examples to! ceh.), that catchphrase we use and all. It's the mix of this and that is what makes us the person we are and then we ourselves would churn the mixture our way and add a little bit of something unique of ourselves in. We're all still finding the path we're destined to, but of course, you can't rely on destiny alone because you've got to give in a little bit of effort in the way. Insyaallah, we'd all find it someday. Because you're worth it.

Okay, I seriously don't know what I was talking about at the last few parts. -.- But it sounded good :D