Up Front Cymbal Summary

So the story goes. . .
A percussion student was asked to do a summary of the section about cymbals in the Up Front book.... Here is what came of this assignment...I have not altered this in any way: I hope you enjoy variations of Decay.... and I particularly enjoyed the Freudian slip in the closing statement.

[i]ther are many shapes and sizes of cymbals. ranging from suspended cymbals(18";-20";) to tam tams. each unit in there own ways.
smaller accent or crash cymbalas typiccally deliver a quick attack , with a quick decay. cina cymbals come is almost any shape and size you can imajon.the mojority of china's have a quick dickay , and sound besst when need to add some trashy accent collor. splash cymbals , my favorite, are the smallest in the crash family. they are high pitched and deckay quickly. sizzle cymbals have loos rivles that are drilled into the cymbale. when the cymbale is struck, thes rivets buzz along w/ the vibration. ride cymbale are not to be used as suspended cymbales. they are designed to preduce clear, stick articulation and dry crshes.
when playing syspended cymbals be syre not ot over play. each cymbal has a linit ot how loud it is physicamy capable of playing. remember slower is better. when rolling, roll on the edge of the cymbale , with each hand directly across from each other.
hand cymbals are moste comonly used in any bad, corps, or orchestra.[/i]
OK, well i'm versed on the txting terms, just not the ";+ictd";  part of it :)

Almost all my hard test questions are answer with IDK nowadays :)
Don't bother...  it's generally that the computer geeks will use character replacements -- 3 for ";E";, 1 for ";I";, etc.  They'll also add lettering to sound unique, so that something might artificially rhyme, like r0x0rz ur b0x0rz.

The texting crowd shortens words excessively.  They love acronyms, too, and not just ";LOL";.  For example, you'll see use of IDK for ";I don't know";, bf or gf for boyfriend or girlfriend, and lots of short, short things that resemble license plates.  ";U R awsum"; and ";C U L8R"; kinds of shortening.  That's basically how I'd explain ";texting"; to people -- it's like a way you would write if you spoke ";vanity plate";.
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[quote author=drumcat link=topic=2246.msg11746#msg11746 date=1200548289]
Don't forget, there's two factions -- the 1337 h4x0rz, and txt +ictd kids omgz.
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What the heck does this mean? hehe.
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Still wondering what the heck this means :) Maybe I'll google it....

EDIT: after googling, 133t h4x0rz = Leet Hackers...ok... still have no clue about txt + ictd
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VLD OMG LOLZ!!11eleventy1
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WTH! Da 2nd tme dis was mntioned! ill Chng it rght nw! Geeez. Lawlsz
VLD OMG LOLZ!!11eleventy1
I'll tell ya what I really can't stand, when someone cracks a joke and some kids say ";lol";.  And I don't mean ";el o el";, i mean ";lowl"; or worse ";lawlz";

I mean what if everyone was at a live Brian Reagan show, and instead of laughing, they just all shouted ";Lowl!!!";  ewwww.

By the way, I'm also one of those weirdos that use actual words in a txt msgs. I also enjoy the letters A E I O and U.

OMG wat iz da wrld cmming 2? IDK!
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Don't forget, there's two factions -- the 1337 h4x0rz, and txt +ictd kids omgz.
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What the heck does this mean? hehe.

I'm starting to pick up on a lot of this lingo since I play Warcraft a good bit. But I try avoid being one of those
";OMG U GT PWD LOL U Newbcke";�� people :)
(translation: oh my god, you got owned haha you newb-cake)
If you want to communicate with your inner-city students, you can translate what you want to say with [url=http://www.gizoogle.com/index.php?translate=false";]this[/url].
I remember being on IRC in college and people talkin L33T Smack, this on the other hand is kids turning in academic work. Talk about ";No child left behind.";
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[quote author=perpetualpoet link=topic=2246.msg11733#msg11733 date=1200508462]

Also that i want to live in a huge house. I want to become a 3rd grade teacher if not then a 6th grade teacher.
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The real humor in all this is thinking you can be a teacher and live in a huge house.  Now THAT is funny.  ;)
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Absolutely.  I'd be a teacher if I could live in a big house.  Instead, I work, and live in a small house.  If I taught, it'd be a condo!

BTW, 4 u txt h8rs, i giv u teh page:  http://icanhascheezburger.com

If for nothing else, it's a gentle introduction into the grammatically-challenged subculture.  Don't forget, there's two factions -- the 1337 h4x0rz, and txt +ictd kids omgz.

Unfortunately, I'm on the interweb so much, I can tell the difference.  Now THAT is sad...
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Also that i want to live in a huge house. I want to become a 3rd grade teacher if not then a 6th grade teacher.
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The real humor in all this is thinking you can be a teacher and live in a huge house.  Now THAT is funny.  ;)
I think perperualpoet and RGreen are on to something.�� I have 2 teenage sons and they text but they don't (at least not that it has been brought to my attention) present themselves with broken English and ";text-phrases";.�� I guess I'm lucky in that respect, but you guys made a good point about the text-mania that is happening.�� I guess it has overtaken as a means to communicate more than I realized.�� As I think back, I have had students from time-to-time turn in written work with similar patterns.

I text as well, but I'm ";old school"; - I text using complete words 90% of the time.
you ask them what it means and they look at you like your illiterate...  those darn video games!
Wow. I've sensed this happening for the last few years, but seeing actual examples is pretty staggering.
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[quote]Half the emails I get from my students are like that.
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It's interesting because I get about the same in some emails and I personally think that these types of things are a result of the text message culture. I agree that it is a shame and just think if you read something like this on a college or job resume.
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I agree. Sometimes I intercept notes from students with more acronyms than my 23 year old brain can handle. 23 may sound young, but my generation just missed the standarization of the cell phone in teen society. Being an Algebra teacher, I get to see all sorts of fun notes that kids pass back and forth. The big trends are to either make an acronym for everything, or change the spelling. It is not only standard to misspell things on purpose (wink) But to do it differently each time the word occurs. Cell phones are partly to blame, but also websites like ";icanhascheezeburger.com";.

Here is a nice selection from a recent note I picked up....

*unaltered 40 min long note*

mhm...
yummy
n da tummy :) wait? wut? we talkn bout? haha
i dnt know ha ha ha
hmm haha!
idnt kno..imboard
mkayyz!
yeah, so lyke wutz up?
haha mhm tha ceiling! duh haha
symantha ur an <edited> 2! JP i h8 u!
he said awww lol
umke me laugh
i kno lol
mhm
El mayo

*One of those students, in a short essay*

One of my life goals is to go to college and to be a veteianerian. Another thing is that someday i will be very smart. Another is that i want to go to college. Also that i want to live in a huge house. I want to become a 3rd grade teacher if not then a 6th grade teacher. Another i want to help others that are in need of anything. .....<skipping>....Sometimes i think that i want to be the boss of everything so maybe i'll become a bussiness owner. Another is that i went to make alot of new firends in high school.
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