March 3, 2009 by The Perfectly Imperfect One
In online classes, we must use writing as our major form of communication. Today, I had to discuss all the different ways in which people communicate and how it affects our writing skills (I added our speaking skills into my answer as well).
Due to all the new and different ways to communicate to another person, people are loosing the ability to form a proper sentence, let alone spell out an entire word. What is so hard about spelling out “what” or “you”? People write “wut” and “u”. Is it really that difficult? I mean really, with T9word on texting how hard is it to spell out “What are you up to?” as opposed to “wut r u up 2”.
Also, what is with people not using punctuation? Have we all forgotten that a question ends with ? and that sentence ends with a period? And if we, as adults have forgotten how to spell out a word or a sentence, think of how the next generation is going to turn out. Think about the president in twenty years? “Wut up, yo?” I mean come on, do we really want our country to turn into the most uneducated society the world has ever seen? No, I don’t think so.
Do we truly live in a society that is so short on time that we have to drop even the simplest thing such as writting an entire sentence? I just wonder how many people even know the difference anymore. Are we really in that much of a hurry that we cannot learn to speak to another human being in written form without looking like a complete ass?
I get text messages from people and I have no idea what it is they are trying to say to me. “ty” what the hell does that mean? What is with the short hand? Do I look like a court reporter to you? Technology has made communicating with people much easier on so many levels, but it has also made us more lazy. We are already the country with the most obese people in the world, and the laziest children. At this point, can we really get any lazier? I am sure we will find new ways…but for now, let’s try to be civilized people and use what our English teachers taught us!