austinowensnelson I'm a teen myself and I still believe that texting and auto correct, are ruining the minds of not only teens but children.
davidsandeman98 Communication is about being able to relate and interact TOGETHER.
BRB, LOL is fine for your mates on Skype but don't use at work with your boss. Similarly, I'm going to use politer language when I'm at work or a client than I am with friends.
I have no problem with the text grammar but until it becomes the "norm", I treat it like swearing, know the time and place.
hereisacake @spencerjackson - I think you mean everything is AN acronym.
hereisacake @jikrauser - I'm just sayin, as your own comment is evidence to, using colloquial language is not indicative of one's skill in formal execution and to suggest that we only know one way to speak or write our native language is laughable. And I ended one of those clauses with a preposition just to prove my point.
spencerjackson Back in the day, We were taught penmanship, Its not taught today..KIDS TODAY, Don't know what they missed, & forget words...Everythings a Acronym...Anyone remember getting a HAND WRITTEN LETTER..SO VERY SAD :-( Spence
jikrauser Duh huh. Using iPhone and 500 char limit. Lucky I did not use twitter talk.
hereisacake @veggi - Actually, when you consider the limitations of character count, you're saving 3 characters on "gonna" and 2 on "wanna". So, if you don't have an unlimited texting plan, brevity behooves you and your wallet. Maybe they're practicing frugality. But, seriously, you never shorten things amongst friends and family to ease communication? I find that hard to believe. The lines we draw are arbitrary; as long as the information is conveyed clearly and effectively, who really cares?
veggi It is disheartening to see all the "gonna" and "wanna" on texts from very educated young relatives, simply to avoid adding the -ing ending and "to." It just shows how impatient & lazy that our immediate-driven culture compels us to be!
hereisacake @jikrauser - You do realize that your second sentence about poor English has multiple grammatical errors, correct?
jasaminemolly I run a small business and grammar has been a joke for about 15 years. Now it's just abreviated bad grammar.
Karen_H Our youth cannot (or will not) write, and they cannot (or will not) speak. Devices are not permitted at my dining table. We cannot blame the schools 100%. Parents/family have to setup too.
SarahAnneBower The best education in the world will not help those who could care less about their grammar, handwriting or any other needed skill to get by in this world. Those who text have used a second written language already and that is a skill in itself but damned if I know what it all means. I don't use text speak so beyond lol or ttyl I'm lost. Like 'CUL8R' uses as much as just plain 'later'.. what ever works but I do get tired of trying to decipher this stuff.
jone wtf this meanz? u iz pwnd bc u no practice the good grammerz?
dfox066671721 Texting is just another form of communication. They don't TALK like that.....yet.
cliffordlosee1 Texting abbreviations are really a very creative way of communication with limited time and space. I think it can ruin it if they don't put forth the effort to learn the complete language. One of the keys to good communicating is assuring that the audience understands what is being said or written. I think the youth understand texting grammar a lot more than I do, but I don't do enough texting to learn the new language very well.
suehanson If they were learnning grammar in school it wouldn't be a problem
almoccia1 It's a combination of laziness and poor education. More laziness than anything else. It's part of the new american instant gratification that everyone thinks the world owes them.
govworker Not mine.I was taught by nuns! But what I read often makes my skin crawt.(if I can understand it at all).Needless to say;I text rather slowly.
Waterknife No. Their grammar is being destroyed by other factors.
memiket Kids seem to learn more outside the schools than in the schools. However, the smart kids that take school, learning seriously will be the bosses of the kids that only CHOOSE to go so far. Well, we do need leaders so kiddies that only see an inch or two beyond their noses, keep up LOLing.
Joker8 It certainly doesn't help that schools are not putting much of an emphasis on grammar and spelling lately, either.
amiga The primary reason for the lack of proper grammatical usage among youth is the abominable 'education' provided by the government in its indoctrination centers. Not only is grammar no longer taught (including sentence parsing) but cursive writing is now considered unnecessary as well. If you don't want your kids turned into automatons, get them out of those prisons and into real schools. Better yet, homeschool 'em!
jikrauser I am a seasoned citizen. We have seen poorly educated in english new hires for at least 20 years. Problem is the education system. Internet just exacerbates it
hereisacake w/o this truncation of grammar idk if we'd be able to utilize tools like Twitter n Wayin, esp w/in character limits while trying to make a cogent point. neway, just my 2c, imho it's not that bad, but if you disagree, that's potassium.