Netspeak Is Turning Students Lazy in Learning English Language

@Shavkat (44844)
Philippines
April 1, 2017 12:05pm CST
“Are you a netspeaker?” I am sure most of us use netspeak when chatting with our friends with the use of mobile phone. It evolves into the usage of emoticons, acronyms or making your own shortcuts in texts. I also sometimes can’t understand when some friends send me messages on my mobile phone. However, the word “netspeak” seems not helping young students, especially in spellings. They tend to use it for a couple of times and modern gadgets taught them how to be lazy in learning the English language. I think we need to encourage these students to refrain from netspeaking through texting messages in mobile phones and other modern gadgets. Image Credit: pixabay.com
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@stbrians (11838)
• Kakamega, Kenya
1 Apr
It is technology and is here to stay
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
1 Apr
I do agree on that. It is a great influence to youngsters nowadays.
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• United States
1 Apr
And auto correct along with other spelling correcter prompts. Many won't bother to check and see why they spelled it wrong,
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I can't agree more. Sometimes I am puzzled if they had checked with the auto correct feature.
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• United States
2 Apr
@Shavkat Oh yes, it's even worse when auto correct is wrong and they don't notice.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@Jeanniemaries I agree. They will send it without looking at it. That's being lazy sometimes.
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@AmbiePam (45712)
• United States
1 Apr
My late mother was a professor. She would get exasperated with a lot of the students because they would actually write papers with text speech. Instead of you, they would put "U", or instead of writing out you're, they'd put "UR". It's a terrible habit.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I am sure that if I am your mom, I would be terrified and let the students repeat the write papers. I will considered it as a draft.
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@diosabella (4843)
2 Apr
My mom is complaining the same. She said mobile phones are making kids dumb and dumber every day.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I agree with your mom. Kids are starting to disregard the importance of English language.
2 Apr
@Shavkat They can't even spell their names right. sometimes auto correct is not helping either. I think its making me dumb too.
@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@diosabella Those are slow learners.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Apr
I think kids should learn to speak correctly.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I agree. I think some students slurring because they lack expressing themselves in speaking.
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@RubyHawk (21451)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Apr
@Shavkat I'm sure that's true, Kids can't learn everything they need to know on computers.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
3 Apr
@RubyHawk Yes, they are. We just need to supervise them at all times.
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
2 Apr
Yes indeed .. I don't like those acronyms .. they are not helping young people with their proper spellings ..
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I agree. I had noticed some youngsters who cannot spell common words. It is so alarming.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
5 Apr
@Shavkat you'll be surprised to know that there are many people who speak English only and yet can't spell properly ..
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
5 Apr
@epiffanie You said it right. I had seen some people who are so fluent in English but they can write it.
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@much2say (34475)
• United States
1 Apr
I try not to do that at all . . . except when I am in a big hurry (which is rare). Oh yes, I have seen a lot of those shortcut spellings and I hate them . . . I especially hate the word "prolly" and I've seen kids writings where they think that's an actual word!!
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@much2say (34475)
• United States
2 Apr
@Shavkat Oh my gosh . . . yah, I would think in medical communication the words MUST be completely clear!
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@much2say I agree. I need to be careful on such text messaging. I don't want to be caused of negligence.
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@allknowing (55106)
• India
2 Apr
We see that here as well. Some of us who have had a good grounding are good at producing flawless English
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I agree. It seems young ones are starting to be lazy.
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@Corbin5 (78543)
• United States
1 Apr
"Netspeak" really does leave some people unable to spell or speak using proper grammar. I suppose teachers really do need to teach grammar and spelling in class, even more than they do now.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I agree. When my younger brother was still in primary school, I encouraged him to make sentences in giving some words. It was an effective way and discouraged to make shortcuts of words.
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@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Before, our daughter when she texts us , theyare so shortcut. I told her to make it clearer for me to understand. From then on, she did. me, when I text usually I use the full words. But for those pronouns and the like , I only use some letters. But still , i write the long way. he he he I guess I am old that's why.
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@ridingbet (36277)
• Philippines
2 Apr
that is why i complete the characters of the words when i send a text message. i don't use the jejeje-jargon as well.
@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Apr
Hoping as they get a bit older they will overcome the need to use "netspeak" on a regular basis. We can get a bit lazy about this.