‘Q0’! My 70 year old aunt has no clue of this, neither do I, when she showed this on her facebook! This is a comment made on her facebook on their photograph which she has recently uploaded.
We all started guessing on the meaning of this unique abbreviation or shortened expression. But, no perfect meaning appeared!
Few decades ago whenever we wanted to shorten any word for fun or used to reverse the pronunciation of words as a codified language amongst the friends (we’d really mastered the skill), teachers or parents would immediately berate our endeavour. They would consider this as belittling or de-meaning of the language.
The word ‘slang’ was considered as abusive. Therefore, if you have used a shortened word that was an abuse!
Now, ‘you’ has been shortened to ‘u’, ‘happy’ is : ), ‘sad’ is : (, etc, etc ,etc.
Are we trying to use sign language or is grammar becoming obsolete?
Wonder, has anyone addressed ‘William Shakespeare’ as ‘Bill’ or ‘Willy’ or ‘Her Highness’ as ‘Liz’?
Who could imagine that the successors of ‘Columbus’ have shrunk the languages of his continent in such a manner that the Imperial ‘thee’ has curled up to ‘u’, ‘Colour’ has got discoloured & dehydrated to ‘Color’ and many more.
In this era of technology in information, we tend to speed up the process of communication by shortening the medium itself. If this trend continues, we may experience that the ‘words of expression’ are getting shrunk to ‘alphabets of expression’.