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Date: 07/16/13 12:39 PM

46 Responses to Coming Soon To A Keyboard Near You?

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Link: Coming Soon To A Keyboard Near You? - An Australian innovator has proposed a new symbol for the word ``the.`` Think it`ll catch on?
  2. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    Ever the activist Mr Squrl :) I like it, but I always forget to use the & symbol when I`m typing, can`t say I`d remember to bother with that.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    The last thing we need is to shorten language any further. Kid`s communication skills have already taken a steep dive in the past 50 years. "unles u wnt to c evry 1 tlk lk this, stp being so fckin lazy".
  4. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    I can`t say I`m either for or against this idea. I do think I`d find it helpful if there were some kind of diacritical mark used to indicate whether "the" should be pronounced "thuh" or "thee." Having to look a word ahead to make that determination is a little awkward.
  5. Profile photo of Cartunze
    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    I would never use that. As it is, capital 7 is much harder to use than "and".
  6. Profile photo of swiftkeys
    swiftkeys Male 18-29
    500 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Stupid.
  7. Profile photo of swiftkeys
    swiftkeys Male 18-29
    500 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    Not an innovator.
  8. Profile photo of robthelurker
    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2789 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    some australian comes up with an abbreviation symbol for the and its the next step of communication evolution??? what about my servo eye (the artificial google glass eye thing)?? thats way more revolutionary, not to mention bad ass!!

    @swaywithme i do not like your new profile pic.
  9. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36697 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    You still have to make the T and the h.
    Does not writing the e save you that much time?

    How about a keyboard symbol for FOffAndDie ?
    I`d use that a lot.
  10. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    @ Gerry: LOL. Well, first you have to come up with some kind of a symbol for that. Any ideas?
  11. Profile photo of Bachi-Atari
    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    Makes logical sense, I would use it
  12. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    robthelurker

    Thanks, I`ll make sure to take your opinion into consideration the next time I am taking pictures of my face.
  13. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    All right Gerry, with my skills in paint that could match a 5 year old... I have created to symbol that you wanted for F off and Die....
  14. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm
    Nice idea.
  15. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Seriously, Gerry, I could use that FOffAndDie symbol anytime now ;) <3
  16. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    "The" is only three letters. It takes a two-button key-in to do a symbol. You`re only saving one keystroke.

    Why not have a symbol that represents LONG words such as "Computer" or "internet" or "telecommunication", etc...
  17. Profile photo of Frenzy4
    Frenzy4 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    "&" uses a shift + the number 5. If his new symbol is using a shift, it takes too long to be used effectively. I type fast enough where "the" is quick and second nature. Do we really need more shortcuts for people who can`t type?
  18. Profile photo of Frenzy4
    Frenzy4 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    *number 7.
  19. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    Here`s my version, Gerry:

  20. Profile photo of robthelurker
    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2789 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    @swaywithme something tells me you werent being very sincere. there was a very definite lack <3 and :) you always give gerry a <3 no im not jealous. that would be absurd. being jealous of a 50 year old gay man who ive never met because hes getting more attention than me from a pretty girl who i also have never met on an internet site would be just be absolutely insane. right?
  21. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    ...Dammit, now I`m not mad and just laughing. Stop that you!

    .......


    <3 :) Sorry you don`t like my face though :( I was proud of my no makeup face
  22. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6181 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Cursive version for important documents:


  23. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    Except "and" is used in every other language in the world, even those that don`t use prepositions have words for "or" and "and". For ex we don`t have the concept "the" in finnish at all(we also don`t have "he" or "she" separately just one word for both sexes but that`s another matter..). All the "of", "as" "in" etc are attached to end of words..

    Just a funny fact, the symbol "&" is commonly pronounced as "and" instead of our own word for it "ja".. So growing up i learned that the symbol was named "and-symbol" :)
  24. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7741 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    I would`ve said dumb once but now that typing/texting is everywhere maybe it should have it`s own key...as well as &.

    And why is abbreviation such a long word?
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    DSDavis008 Male 13-17
    68 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    too close to h-bar for reduced Planck`s constant
  26. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6181 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    drawman61-"And why is abbreviation such a long word?"

    For the same reason the fear of long words is called `hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia` and the world `Lisp` has an `s` in it.

    "Why do you talk funny?"

    "I have a Lith".

    "A Lith?"

    "No! A lith!?!?! DAMMIT!"
  27. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    I can get down with this.
  28. Profile photo of deyv87
    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    Well, & is a squishing together of the Latin word "et", which means "and". @ is a squishing together of the Latin word "ad", meaning "at" or "to." We already had a faster way of writing "the," anyway: "Ye." The `Y` was originally a symbol referred to as a "thorn" representing a hard "th" sound, but printers didn`t have a thorn on hand and so used a `Y` since it looked closest. We migrated away from `Y` to "th" by the late 19th century.

    In other words, saying "let`s sit down and decide how people are going to write" isn`t how language works. Unless it`s Korean. Or French to an extent. Or modern Latin. Or possibly some other languages I`m unfamiliar with. But that`s definitely not how English works.
  29. Profile photo of Runemang
    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    Damn, I still like teh.
  30. Profile photo of Magentab0b
    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    I love archaic words, I am completely going to start using ye instead of the. This is going to be so much fun. Except, I can`t seem to think of anything that needs an article that requires the. Boo. Ye day after tomorrow is ye overmorrow. Yhey are going to go to ye nail salon overmorrow. Damn it`s just like learning dvorak.
  31. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    What`s the ASCII code for that symbol? Is this guy going to volunteer to update every font in existence? Just curious.
  32. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    THE douche who came up with THE stupidest idea ever needs to have THE poo beat out of him at THE soonest possible time.
  34. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    July 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    God how I hated how he was saying `the`... anyone else think it should sound more like the e in `her` instead of like the e in `tree`?
  35. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 12:24 am
    Tch.
  36. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 12:27 am
    I use Ye,owt,wege,on the morrow, and peasant quite a lot, mainly peasant, and on the odd occasion f ucking potato pulling peasant
  37. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 12:28 am
    I`ve always pronounced `the` as more of a.."thuh"
    "
    When I hear Thee I think of "Shall I compare thee to a summer`s day?" (Hot as f**k)
  38. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 12:30 am
    Swaywithme
    I doth agree, `thee` is pleasantly romantic ;-)

  39. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 5:30 am
    MeGrendel way to bring class on here :)
  40. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 6:04 am
    I like how several of you have risen to Gerry`s "F*ck Off And Die" symbol challenge. Very creative bunch you are!

    On a related note: Ollie, I think you need a "Liberal F*cktard" symbol. That would save you 300 keystrokes a day, at least. =^.^=
  41. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6181 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 7:57 am
    Squrlz4Sale-"Ollie, I think you need a "Liberal F*cktard" symbol. That would save you 300 keystrokes a day, at least"

    Yeah, imagine if he had this key on his puter...


  42. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 17, 2013 at 8:06 am
    @ MeGrendel: Now now now. I happen to like Michael Moore a lot. But let`s not go there; I wanna keep this a fun thread.

    Actually, I was thinking one of you conservatives was going to say:

    HERE`s the perfect Liberal F*cktard symbol: =^.^=
    LOL!
  43. Profile photo of SavageChef
    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    July 18, 2013 at 1:07 am
    I liked this, but then again, I am strange and weird. I would use it, but I can`t figure out how to type it.
  44. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    July 18, 2013 at 2:42 am
    http://www.unicodemap.org/details/0x040B/index.html
  45. Profile photo of deyv87
    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    July 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    Aah, so where @ and & don`t have specific pronunciations of their own since they`re symbols rather than letters, Ћ is actually a Serbian Cyrillic letter representing a sound similar to the ch sound in "chew." So "Ћ man threw Ћ ball at Ћ face of Ћ llama" would actually sound more like "Ch man threw ch ball at ch face of ch llama."
  46. Profile photo of deyv87
    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    July 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    Except that all of those Ћ are supposed to be the proposed "the" symbol.

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