I can't for the life of me figure out why people use texting abbreviations on the internets especially when we all use full keyboards and access the net with a computer and not a cell phone. Now, I'm sure some folks access the boards via phone and that is understandable. But is it really so hard to actually take the quarter to half second to actually type out the entire word when you have a full keyboard and probably crude typing skills? Or is it that people have gotten to the point that looking like an illiterate fool who cannot spell is considered cool? Or is there something I'm just missing here? Is the actual word "you", Your, You're, etc. so hard to type? Is looking illiterate/lazy/downright stupid a cool thing now? Edit: This is directed at those that live in countries that speak English as a native language.