To me it’s laziness. A simple mistake here and there is one thing but when people try to communicate to other people and they use “gangsta” talk or SMS speak. It does nothing but confuse the message.
If you think you need to type the fluctuations of speech to communicate your thoughts properly you are mistaken. If anything you confuse the reader and make him/her work at trying to understand your own thoughts. If you really want to put a point across then proper use of the English language is your best bet.
There are some leniencies I am willing to put up with. I understand using the words "cant, wont, aint, dont" and so on and so forth. But I see words such as "wut, wud, tha, da, dere, peeps, dat," and many others. This is to me is just plain laziness. Maybe if you were posting from your phone I would have more understanding, but you have a keyboard in front of you with all 26 letters. Why can we not use them? Are we so pressed for time that we can’t put the one extra letter?
I guess it all comes back to the fact that we have allowed Ebonics to come into being. (The acceptance of a portion of our culture to misuse and misspell words) Why do we feel the need to accommodate the uneducated?
Follow these simple rules and I promise you will get your message across to the reader. And even more so, you will the response to deserve.
1. To join two independent clauses, use a comma followed by a conjunction, a semicolon alone, or a semicolon followed by a sentence modifier.
2. Use commas to bracket nonrestrictive phrases, which are not essential to the sentence's meaning.
3. Do not use commas to bracket phrases that are essential to a sentence's meaning.
4. When beginning a sentence with an introductory phrase or an introductory (dependent) clause, include a comma.
5. To indicate possession, end a singular noun with an apostrophe followed by an "s". Otherwise, the noun's form seems plural.
6. Use proper punctuation to integrate a quotation into a sentence. If the introductory material is an independent clause, add the quotation after a colon. If the introductory material ends in "thinks," "saying," or some other verb indicating expression, use a comma.
7. Make the subject and verb agree with each other, not with a word that comes between them.
8. Be sure that a pronoun, a participial phrase, or an appositive refers clearly to the proper subject.
9. Use parallel construction to make a strong point and create a smooth flow.
10. Use the active voice unless you specifically need to use the passive.
11. Omit unnecessary words.