Netspeak Is Turning Students Lazy in Learning English Language
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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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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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!!
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.