I Hate people who wryt lyk dis
June 2, 2009 10:01am CST
Every time I stumble across a blog post or a general discussion that has words like "newayz, duz, l8r and lolz", I feel like slapping the author of the post. English is an amazing language. English is basically my second language but I am so passionate about it that I can't stand such disgrace. What do you think? Do you think people need to be given writing lessons every 5 years? Or is there a way to solve the problem?
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2 Jun 09
Even i use this language to write but not everywere i use it only with friends, but when it comes to professional writing or stuff i do write it in full words even i hate the thought and the writes which are written that way.Nowdays most of the people write in such way which annoys i agree.
2 Jun 09
Yeah i also have this problem! I totally agreee, i find it so stupid! And the whole point,i thought, was to make the words shorter yes? Well my friend who is guilty of typing like that soooo much actually makes words longer. Like insted of shortening "you" to just a simple U, she will put "yhoo", it makes me so mad every single time!!! Thanks for your post on the one word responses aswell, apparently we are some of the few people who actually know English. I dont know if there is a way to solve this problem, but i think lessons every 5 years wouldnt be very productive because people would just ignore them and talk like it anyway, they live to annoy those who can talk properly!
2 Jun 09
English is currently the world's 'lingua franca' for two main reasons. Firstly it's flexible. Sentence structure isn't so rigid as, say, French, it's easy to invent new words and English is constantly borrowing words and phrases from other languages and making them its own. (You can see an example in the first sentence!) The second reason English is the main language for business and commerce is because for about the last 300 years the top (or one of the top) nations has been an English-speaking nation. (Britain until about 1945 and then America since then). The British colonisation of North America, Africa, the Indian sub-continient and Australasia meant there was a large swathe of the globe that had English as it's first or at least a second language. American cultural domination since the second half of the 20th century has built on this. As has been mentioned there is no reason to suppose it will always stay this way. Latin was the dominant language for far longer than English has been - and look what happened to that. If America is superceed as the worlds #1 nation by a non-English speaking nation then it could change. Or perhaps English will do what it has done since the days of the Norman Conquest (and what Latin didn't do) - adapt to meet the challenge.
• United States
2 Jun 09
I agree and usually spell out all my words as grammatically correct as I can... I also can't stand when people wRiTe LiKe ThIs, WhErE tHeY aLtErNate caps and lowercase letters. What's the point in doing that? It doesn't look "cool," it's just annoying to see, and annoying to write that way as well! I can't imagine why anyone would want to type that way!!