"o i knw wat u mean knw."
(translation "Oh, I know what you mean now.")
I saw this as an answer here in Yahoo! Answers, and was honestly confused that someone out there typed this, looked it over and said to themselves that it was the best they could do. Was the use of "chat" speak and poor spelling an effort to save time? Was the user answering the question via text message on their phone and being charged by the letter?
I know that Yahoo! has provided a spell check option (the little red underline on misspelled words), so the user in question had to ignore a multitude of red underlines to get this masterpiece out.
So my Question, "Is anyone else sick of 'Chat Speak'? is a simple enough question, but I'd like to add "What can be done about it?"