Sometimes I find it hard to communicate with words on paper – or in today’s world, via text, email, Tweet, Facebook message, etc.  I tend to be very animated when I speak to people, so I feel constrained when I can’t control how my readers interpret the message I am trying to get across.  Usually my tone and facial expressions convey about 50% of what I’m trying to say (particularly when being sarcastic).  Luckily, there are certain things we can do to text, including CAPITALIZE, italicize, bold, and underline – all in addition to awesome punctuation!!!

But I have to say, my favorite word alterations come when I am whining.  For example, “I don’t wanna gooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”  Or, “Eeeeeeeeew!  That’s grooooossssssssssss!”  There’s also “Grrrrrrrrrrrrr this is stupid.”  The common factor?  Adding multiples of certain letters.  So simple, yet so effective.  (Also great for communicating with whales, as we all learned in Finding Nemo.)  The only downside?  Spell Check HATES it.

However, this particular rental company does not agree with Spell Check:

Appar they think abbrevs are pretty fab too.  What are the chances it was some whiny hipster who posted this?  Let’s explore.

Well, this doesn’t exactly scream hipster, but it does scream.  Don’t all caps and 5 exclamation marks make it feel like they’re yelling at you?  And of course that makes me believe the place actually is SUPER CUTE!!!!

Er… This is not exactly my description of cute.  But to each his own?  And the fresh paint, really?  That color?  Fingers crossed it looks better in person.  You know, to make up for the house’s “cuteness.”  Although I can pretty much guarantee a hipster would have no problem living here.  It definitely looks like the kind of place you would find cases of PBR and bags of clothes from Value Village.

How does your apartment community get its message across on Craigslist?  Let us know at blog@beyondwineandcheese.com!



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