Do those text shortcuts bother anybody else out there? Not only do they butcher English grammar, I always read them like words! Really odd words. And yes, I do know they are acronyms.
The worst one for me is ROFL. Everyone else in the world probably reads that as it's supposed to be, "rolling on the floor laughing" (Who really does that anyway? I've never laughed that hard because of an e-mail, text message, etc.). I can't help but read it phonetically, and it sounds like a disgusting puking noise. And that's not funny at all!
I do have to admit though, I have used LOL a few times. It's more true to life for me. Sometimes I do laugh out loud after reading e-mails, text messages, and blog posts. But the acronym thing still drives me nutts!
But emoticons, I love those! Does that make me a hypocrite? =^..^=