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Posted: September 2nd, 2004, by Dave Stockwell

Travails of Friendster, #317a

(Oh, it’s, like, soooo June 2003*. But you’ll find half of diskant’s staff on there for some reason.)

Anyway, one day my inbox tells me I’ve received a personal message from someone I don’t know. And so I go and look at it, and it’s from some girl from Luton, who appears to be somewhat illiterate. It says:

“u ite?”

Now, I know I’m fairly out of touch with youth culture these days, and I don’t really ‘get’ text speak, but what the hell does this mean? And if it means “are you alright?”, why would someone I don’t know, have never met, nor would ever want to meet, ask me that?

Answers on a postcard to the usual address. Or you can just use the ‘comment’ function.

[*comment copyright Tom Coogan 2004)

Dave Stockwell

David can always be relied on to end his e-mails with one of those 'np: blah blah' things in order to remind us of how much more music he listens to every day than anybody else. His interests include rockin ' out in a major style as guitarist in Souvaris, throwing frisbees from tall buildings "just to see what happens" and simply kickin' back with his bitches in a gold-plated jacuzzi.


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