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AAAAAAHHHHHHHH! WHAT THE HELL is being taught in the public schools that are partially funded with my hard-earned tax dollars? I can see what is NOT being taught: rudimentary English writing skills. I just read a CC post from a teenager whose entire post was one big rambling sentence with multiple spelling and grammar mistakes.

The post was not from a recent immigrant learning ESL. It's a freaking lazy EFL student who doesn't give a rat's ass. FFS, pay attention in class! I'm hoping she is much more educated than her post suggests, because if this person is our future, we are DOOMED.

I'm not perfect in my writing skills but I think the average person reading this can understand what I want to express. So don't give me grief, give me my rant.

That felt really good. I should do that more often. Laughing

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I blame texting.

wutz rong wit typin bad?

Inorite?

lol

Original Post by suzyannie:

Inorite?

lol

h8trezz iz gon h8t

*pours suzy 3 fingers of Talisker*

What's Talisker? It sounds yummy. Maybe 4 fingers today.

wut?u dnt lyk r3ading thngs that l@@k lyk this? y not? 

But seriously... makes me twitchy too.

kk.  ttyl  ;) (sorry, couldn't help it)

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

*pours suzy 3 fingers of Talisker*

LOVE IT! Talisker was the favorite whiskey of Robert Louis Stevenson!

*suzy basks in the warmth of wit and Talisker*

U jst cnt gt wiv dstyl init wut ur prblm tuts

That was genuinely a battle with my iPhone's autocorrect...
Original Post by eringilbert:

wut?u dnt lyk r3ading thngs that l@@k lyk this? y not? 

But seriously... makes me twitchy too.

kk.  ttyl  ;) (sorry, couldn't help it)

I can't even text like this. I won't respond to texts like this. I just can't. My fingers refuse.

Original Post by suzyannie:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

*pours suzy 3 fingers of Talisker*

LOVE IT! Talisker was the favorite whiskey of Robert Louis Stevenson!

*suzy basks in the warmth of wit and Talisker*

The man was a master of the English language.

Original Post by lbh:

Original Post by eringilbert:

wut?u dnt lyk r3ading thngs that l@@k lyk this? y not? 

But seriously... makes me twitchy too.

kk.  ttyl  ;) (sorry, couldn't help it)

I can't even text like this. I won't respond to texts like this. I just can't. My fingers refuse.

IKR!

Takes me longer to decipher what someone is trying to say than I have the patience for.  Sometimes my kids try all their acronyms on me and I just text them back telling them to translate that to real English and then we'll talk.

*pours a shot of Talisker for all*

Here's to our slowly dying language.

R.I.P., Robert.

yeah, it's most likely texting.  I don't do it that often, but I just can't bring myself to shorten everthing, and it takes me forever because I take the time to check my spelling.  Darned new fangled phones.....

*sits down slowly in rocking chair, spreads lap blanket, picks up cup of hot tea*

In my day, "Word" was called "Selectric", "spell check" was called "dictionary", and "autocorrect" was called "white out."   Wink

Original Post by santonacci:

yeah, it's most likely texting.  I don't do it that often, but I just can't bring myself to shorten everthing, and it takes me forever because I take the time to check my spelling.  Darned new fangled phones.....

*sits down slowly in rocking chair, spreads lap blanket, picks up cup of hot tea*

In my day, "Word" was called "Selectric", "spell check" was called "dictionary", and "autocorrect" was called "white out."  


Santo, Did you ever read Confederates in the Attic? I got an Amazon email the other day for it and knew it rang a bell. It took me some time to figure out why but I think you recommended it.

do i need to liten up or shud i fite the gud fite?

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by santonacci:

yeah, it's most likely texting.  I don't do it that often, but I just can't bring myself to shorten everthing, and it takes me forever because I take the time to check my spelling.  Darned new fangled phones.....

*sits down slowly in rocking chair, spreads lap blanket, picks up cup of hot tea*

In my day, "Word" was called "Selectric", "spell check" was called "dictionary", and "autocorrect" was called "white out."  


Santo, Did you ever read Confederates in the Attic? I got an Amazon email the other day for it and knew it rang a bell. It took me some time to figure out why but I think you recommended it.

still can't find out who it was huh?

rofl!

Original Post by roxysparkles:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by santonacci:

yeah, it's most likely texting.  I don't do it that often, but I just can't bring myself to shorten everthing, and it takes me forever because I take the time to check my spelling.  Darned new fangled phones.....

*sits down slowly in rocking chair, spreads lap blanket, picks up cup of hot tea*

In my day, "Word" was called "Selectric", "spell check" was called "dictionary", and "autocorrect" was called "white out."  


Santo, Did you ever read Confederates in the Attic? I got an Amazon email the other day for it and knew it rang a bell. It took me some time to figure out why but I think you recommended it.

still can't find out who it was huh?

rofl!

Don't obther me, it was Santo.

I couldn't agree more. That should be the most important thing schools teach kids and the child shouldn't be able to advance until those skills are down pat. How can anyone expect to get anywhere in life if they can't read and write the language they speak.

Penmanship should be more important too.
Original Post by kevinatthebrook:


Santo, Did you ever read Confederates in the Attic? I got an Amazon email the other day for it and knew it rang a bell. It took me some time to figure out why but I think you recommended it.

Yes, I did recommend it, and no, I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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