Analysis: The Joy Of Texting By Lynne Truss

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I am comparing and contrasting my own feeling on what I read from Lynne Truss. When reading “The joy of Texting” I felt that there were more than a handful of things I agreed with and one that did not quiet compare to me. She writes about how she loves texting, and how she is pretty much addicted to doing so, describing herself as “someone who sends texts messages more or less non-stop.” (p.939) Truss also emphasizes on there being a right and wrong way to text. Texting someone to let them know of another friend that has passed away is the wrong way, while sending texts to say hello or a joke is okay. I have some strong feelings about this subject in general. I do believe that the face-to-face personal connections are being lost because of…show more content…
The author states that she is very adamant about texting with the proper grammar and punctuation. I could care less about that while texting. To me, a text should be a quick little tidbit of info for the receiver. A response to a question, a hello, and sometimes even a short question that I would get a “yes” or “no” response. Although I may be addicted, I try not to send lengthy texts as much. I mainly do it for the receiver I guess, so they aren’t getting an “eyeful.” To me I think it is sad because I fall in the category of “bad etiquette”, because truss is the complete opposite. For her as a writer, I can see why she prefers to keep it nice and neat. I am definitely sloppy when it comes to texting, and might soon change that for etiquettes…show more content…
I too, find myself loving the act of texting far too much. I have had some similar experiences when it comes to others giving my personal information through text, when I would have much rather heard it in person. Some of the experiences like that I feel we are losing, because they have been replaces with texting. That is why I feel our connection with one another is being tampered with in a negative way. This is the new norm though, and it would be hard to change. I am terrible when it comes to texting people with the right punctuation and capitalization. I have caught myself texting the letter, “u” in place of the word “you.” Now, that is just laziness on my part. Lastly, I completely agree with Truss when she states that texting is just a “sneaky” form of communication. It really is, and we are all being sneaky when we text. Not that it is always a bad thing, but it could always be perceived as bad. My favorite part of “The joy of Texting” was the end. She wrote of how she received a text from a friend that was on the other side of a harbor, it read, “AM WAVING.” She looked through her binoculars and saw him waving to her. I love it because she wrote that it was her favorite text, because it joined the oldest form of communication and the latest.
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