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Do you write the way you speak?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (33304points) 1 week ago

Do you use a less formal vocabulary when speaking?

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Demosthenes's avatar

I am less formal when I speak, on average, because most of the time I’m speaking to close friends and family members with whom I am informal by default. I also put more thought into what I write, so it is bound to be a bit more formal. Othertimes i just lowkey say whatevs bruh.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Indeed, but I also write differently depending on whether I’m working, fluthering, or texting.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I don’t write the way I speak because people don’t read the way they listen.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@SavoirFaire Do you find that you have to write louder? ;)

ucme's avatar

If I wrote the way I spoke, quite a bit would be difficult for you yanks to understand.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Speak softly, write with a big stick.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme- With a little bit of luck we’ll figure it out.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Howay, there’s nee way bonny lass, give owa, ah divint tark nowt leek them man.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme Holy shit! What do you sound like after a few beers?

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Anything you want me to darlin! ;-}

Patty_Melt's avatar

What man dars ye tark leek?
harsh complaints from spellcheck

stanleybmanly's avatar

It of course must vary with circumstances. I write and speak much too quickly which means writing is primarily about editing the consequences of flying fingers on tiny keyboards.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@stanleybmanly -I don’t make as many typos whenI speak. see what I mean?

stanleybmanly's avatar

Exactly. Moreover, there is little concern with correcting vocal errors in audible conversation.

longgone's avatar

Nah. Listening to me talk is very confusing at times. My sentences are too long, I keep searching for words, and I go off on tangents.

Fortunately, I was smart enough to “meet” my husband through text first. By the time he heard me speak, he was hooked.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@stanleybmanly – Until you call your s/o by the wrong name.XD

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille He is Blessed with a booming voice!
@Patty_Melt Haha, let me translate what I said for you.
“Come on there’s no way pretty woman, behave, I don’t talk nothing like them!”
Them being the cockney folks in lucys vid.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Well, I admit I couldn’t pick through word for word (is it still a word if so bastardized?) but I did get that you were referring to the video, and that you were denying. It’s hot though, and you mustn’t do that again without prior warning, unless you don’t mind being attacked by a yank.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

I write and express myself better than I speak. Less anxiety in writing.

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