Netspeak Is Turning Students Lazy in Learning English Language

@Shavkat (62351)
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 (14960)
• Kakamega, Kenya
1 Apr 17
It is technology and is here to stay
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
1 Apr 17
I do agree on that. It is a great influence to youngsters nowadays.
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@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
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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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Whenever I text kiddies, I also do the same thing. For the same age friends, I think the shortcut is fine.
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@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@Shavkat Well, I think indeed that we should text according to age levels. Me being older needs a not too short kind of text or what they call jejemon.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@SIMPLYD I do agree that we need long text messages, especially if it is an important matter.
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• United States
1 Apr 17
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 (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
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 17
@Shavkat Oh yes, it's even worse when auto correct is wrong and they don't notice.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
@Jeanniemaries I agree. They will send it without looking at it. That's being lazy sometimes.
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@AmbiePam (49056)
• United States
1 Apr 17
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 (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
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 (4812)
2 Apr 17
My mom is complaining the same. She said mobile phones are making kids dumb and dumber every day.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
I agree with your mom. Kids are starting to disregard the importance of English language.
2 Apr 17
@Shavkat They can't even spell their names right. sometimes auto correct is not helping either. I think its making me dumb too.
@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
@diosabella Those are slow learners.
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@Hannihar (36017)
16 Apr
@Shavkat Shavkat, I have never heard of netspeaker until you mentioned it now. It is sad that students try to find ways to cut corners instead of learning a language the old fashioned way by a teacher.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
16 Apr
It is sad to hear that some kiddies don't know how to spell some English words because of such practice.
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@Hannihar (36017)
16 Apr
@Shavkat Yes, it is sad.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
17 Apr
@Hannihar I am sure there is still hope for this.
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@ridingbet (52622)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
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.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I do agree with you. It is better especially having a doctor's order.
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@ridingbet (52622)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@Shavkat kabsat. nice of you to respond to this comment posted last year. i like it.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
18 Apr
@ridingbet A member was responding to my previous discussions. Then, I browse if there are some messages that I haven't responded.
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@RubyHawk (25024)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Apr 17
I think kids should learn to speak correctly.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
I agree. I think some students slurring because they lack expressing themselves in speaking.
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@RubyHawk (25024)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Apr 17
@Shavkat I'm sure that's true, Kids can't learn everything they need to know on computers.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
3 Apr 17
@RubyHawk Yes, they are. We just need to supervise them at all times.
@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
Yes indeed .. I don't like those acronyms .. they are not helping young people with their proper spellings ..
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
I agree. I had noticed some youngsters who cannot spell common words. It is so alarming.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
5 Apr 17
@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 (62351)
• Philippines
5 Apr 17
@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 (39124)
• United States
1 Apr 17
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 (39124)
• United States
2 Apr 17
@Shavkat Oh my gosh . . . yah, I would think in medical communication the words MUST be completely clear!
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
@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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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Apr 17
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.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I do agree with you. However, they might see the problem when entering college.
@allknowing (65014)
• India
2 Apr 17
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 (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
I agree. It seems young ones are starting to be lazy.
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@Corbin5 (105931)
• United States
1 Apr 17
"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 (62351)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
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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