Do you believe with my observations about grammar and spellings?

Philippines
June 21, 2009 7:27pm CST
I read a lot about topics and complain about wrong grammar and spellings. I was thinking what is the cause of this problem. (Well aside from we have members who are not really good with their english because its not the language that they used in their country.)I think the main reason is of sms or text messages. Did you notice how we create our text messages, instead of we used "you", we do it this way "u". I remember one of the vice president in my office before, she dessiminate memo int he office and we notice the used of you to u. And we corrected here and she said she thought she was texting.
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@lulu1220 (1009)
• United States
22 Jun 09
You are correct about this. We do some much texting with our cell phones and tend to abbreviate words. So sometimes we tend to write that way all the time. Before texting with cell phones, it was chat rooms.
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
texting and chatting make us tend to forget to used the proper words. like instead of saying " i am laughing", we tend to say lol. actually sms and chatting didnt help us to improve our english. or we will have rules that we will not abbreviate the words when we are texting or chatting.
@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Where we used to have Shorthand classes in school, we will soon have Texting classes! I can only speak for myself. I mess up the most by going too fast. I often fail to proofread my posts correctly, since my mind has already moved on to the next question. Grammar-wise I am guilty of several colloquialisms and speech-oriented sentence structures so I assume alot of others have the same struggles. Sticking in a few 's or ttfn's isn't going to hurt anybody either so I don't get my knickers in a bunch over grammar and spelling any more! PS - Your VP must not have been on the job too long or she would have used the more management-like answer: "This is how we are going to write it now . . . to save money on ink . . . yeh, ink!"
• United States
22 Jun 09
This is why I never text because I know that my spelling and grammar will go to pot if I did. I do not like texting. I believe that it has dumbed down our society and it had dumbed down the English Language to the point where the language may not be much of a language in the future.
@jb78000 (15163)
22 Jun 09
if someone has english as a first language and can't spell i think it makes them look less intelligent. but all the people who are using it as a second language well done, english is not easy
@sybil02 (185)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
I don't think there's a cause about these, probably it's about laziness to type the whole word or the person is just in a hurry and decided to shortcut the words, for his/her own convenience..
• China
22 Jun 09
I think the reason for using wrong grammar and spelling is that the people studying English are not thoughtful. They use it too optional. The easier it is , the more convinient they are.
• China
22 Jun 09
Hi, I think it's a natural trend of huamn development. From the "ya-he-hoo" to the language we are speaking now, we have experienced a long revolution of changes. Where did language come from? and why web language and text language popped out? All of these is because we human need them. Therefore, language is chaning under different conditions, in different time, to different people.For example, we use text language to save time, meanwhile, we are creating new words. Isn't it progress? I mean, languages are meaningful only when they serve human. If we feel convenient to speak in this way or another, any changes could be acceptable. But, we should certainly pay attention to the occasions, you know, formal words in speech.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
I agree with you. Most people now are doing SMS and obviously this are shortcuts. So the spelling does not matter anymore. With respect to grammars, I fully understand that there are members here who are not well on it considering that there are those that do no speak English well from different countries. But I really do not mind, as long as the thought is there, then I reply. But your observations and conclusions seems to be the reason for such errors.