Originally Posted by Mark M
You know, my first response was smartassed, but I know what Clint means.
The Internet (especially bulletin boards and chat rooms) are slowly killing the English language. I'm no Grammar and Spelling Nazi, so I usually just let it go. But it's a fact that shorthand and intentional mis-spellings are leaking over into everyday speech and writing.
Combine that with teachers who are forced to teach to the test, and not teach real fundamentals and subjects, and you get stuff like Circuit City's campaign.
With all that being typed, however, I would like to note that all current languages are constantly evolving. Spanglish, Internet shorthand, and other such variants are just part of a living language and a natural progression.
All right ... I'll stop now.
We never should have allowed those damn contractions to become part of our written language.....
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