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23-Oct-2002

how not 2 rite essays lolol

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 3:06 pm

From the “it wuz bound 2 happn lolol!!!11” department: Instant messaging impacts kids’ grammar. And note that, as little as I post here lately, I still do so in complete sentences with correct punctuation and with no pointless abbreviations. 😉

4 Comments »

  1. (quote)
    “I like to create excitement in my writing,” Chelsea says. “I put in a lot of exclamation points, and I use u and r and the @ sign for `at.”’
    (/quote)

    Er… what? How can anybody possibly believe this adds excitement? (except in the way every major nuisance does)

    Comment by Fuzzpilz — 25-Oct-2002 @ 5:25 am

  2. Er… oops. Didn’t read the next sentence. (which informs the reader that she doesn’t use them in formal writing)

    Comment by Fuzzpilz — 25-Oct-2002 @ 5:27 am

  3. Heh. Even in instant messaging, I don’t see how it adds excitement as much as annoyance!!!!!!

    Comment by codeman38 — 25-Oct-2002 @ 12:37 pm

  4. Heh. Though I confess I occasionally find ‘u’ slipping into my serious writing. 😛 Well it’s not a word they would ask at the NSB. There was a slashdot thing on this too a month or so back.

    Comment by Alison — 28-Oct-2002 @ 7:15 pm

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