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Guy accustomed to chatting in abbreviations, unable to speak full sentences; admitted in ICU

15, Aug 2017 By Akash Vadera

You may have heard of many bizarre incidents in your life, but what you are about to read, will make you go OMG and WTF. A 22-year old student from Mumbai, named Dhaval Kapadia, or as he likes to call himself DK, was admitted to ICU in the wee hours of Monday morning. He has been diagnosed with partial speaking paralysis, a condition in which he is only able to speak in abbreviations and not full sentences.


However bizarre this may sound, but DK is a witness to this. We were able to interview his brother Om Kapadia, or as he doesn’t like to call himself OK, and here’s what he had to say about his brother’s condition “It all began when our father bought him a smartphone a year ago. He ransacked all the social media sites by creating accounts on them. Our local bank doesn’t have as many accounts as DK had on social media. He started adding random people and chatting with them. When he was a kid, our mother used to worry as DK didn’t have many friends. Now, she was worried that DK had so many friends. He used to be online day and night; he used to chat 24×7. One day, I messaged him on Whatsapp to send me the plumber’s number. He replied ‘K’. After I said ‘Thank you’, he replied ‘Wc’. I kept thinking for 3 hours what this Wc meant. Whether he too wanted his room toilet fixed or what was the reason. I got to know after 3 days that his ‘Wc’ meant ‘Welcome’. After this, it became his habit to talk and reply only in abbreviations. He used to give replies such as Tnx (thanks), LOL (laugh out loud), atb (all the best), TKSNK (tinde ki sabji nahi khaunga) and FO bro (Figure Out bro)” our reporter told him that it was not what FO stood for. After frowning for few minutes, he further added “I sensed that this has become a problem. On Sunday night, we were playing truth and dare and I dared him to speak one complete sentence without using any abbreviation. He tried for 30 minutes, but he wasn’t able to do so. He lost consciousness. We rushed him to the hospital where the doctor told us that he would require an intense therapy of 6 months if he is ever to speak in full sentences again”

Our sympathies are with DK and his family and we wish DK a speedy recovery. GWS DK (Get Well Soon DK).