Do you type/write different than the way you speak?

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#1 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44045 posts) -

I know I do. I definitely re-read what I wrote before finalizing it, whereas when I speak I tend to just hold back then blurt out what I think or feel haha.

My word choice is also different, when I write I use certain words that I never use, for example:

  • thus
  • albeit

Hmmm those are the only words I can think of, but there's more!

How's about you guys?

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#2 Posted by pook99 (869 posts) -

Most definitely, I'm much more informal and funny in real life. Online I'm pretty proper and wooden, huge difference between how I post here and what I'm like if you meet me in person.

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#3 Posted by brimmul777 (4090 posts) -

Pretty much,I'm dumb either way. Talk stupid,write stupid,think stupid. Stupid in all aspects.

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#4 Posted by GTR12 (13477 posts) -

Type/Write where exactly? online, forums, reddit, English essay, a letter?

If its here, then yeah, I have to keep it PG.

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#5 Posted by Speeny (1780 posts) -

Yep, definitely. I'm more formal on forums like this. Real life, very casual.

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#6 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4865 posts) -

Hate to admit it, but I like to pick words that I'm somewhat familiar with and then look them up to be sure of their meaning. However, whenever I'm texting or am in a chat room I type more like I speak. It also takes me a lot longer to write than to speak, hahaha. It borders on the silly side.

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#7 Posted by uninspiredcup (33717 posts) -

Ye, wouldn't understand a word.

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#8 Edited by shellcase86 (4431 posts) -

No, I speak pretty close to how I type which makes me sound smarter/more authoritative than I am.

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#9 Posted by DaVillain- (36954 posts) -

@shellcase86 said:

No, I speak pretty close to how I type which makes me sound smarter/more authoritative than I am.

Same here.

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#10 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (1240 posts) -

I don't use different words, but when I type an email I'm always concise and on point. Not always the case when I talk.

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#11 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44045 posts) -

@PfizersaurusRex said:

I don't use different words, but when I type an email I'm always concise and on point. Not always the case when I talk.

Yeah me too.

When I'm at work I always write my emails sort of stream-of-consciousness, whatever comes to mind, but I don't send it right away. Then I reread it and cut away anything extra. Then I make sure I didn't say anything dumb, I've learned that less is more.

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#12 Posted by PrezKennedy (196 posts) -

Yes, I write much better than I speak. I'm trying to reconcile the two so I can become a better speaker.

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#13 Posted by with_teeth26 (9558 posts) -

I'm pretty articulate when I talk. But I probably say things like "eh" or "bud" when hanging out with friends cause that is how we do things up here in Canada

you'd almost have to ask a third party but I don't think there is a huge difference

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#14 Posted by AcidTango (1678 posts) -

Yep

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#15 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19966 posts) -

I speak like I'm from the ghetto IRL.

Speak like a straight up nerd online.

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#16 Posted by johnd13 (9756 posts) -

I write in a more coherent and clear way compared to speaking. Usually I double and triple check what I've written before hitting that send button. I really shouldn't spend that much time when typing.