31 March 2008

Spellchecker aside...

Is it just me or do teenagers have unbelievably poor spelling and grammar???

It's getting to the point where I can tell someone's age by how he/she/they/it form words and sentences.

I think it's due to an overuse of texting and IM. I'll be the first one to admit that beyond the standard LOL, BRB, and TTYL, I really don't abbreviate my words in IM. I type fast enough to make do with the full words.

So...I have a quandary: if someone posts in my group, and this person has atrocious spelling and grammar to the point that I can't understand the meaning, can I ask them to restate the post in correct English? This quandary does not apply to non-native English speakers/typers because they actually have better written English than some of the Americans.

1 comment:

  1. I saw a great sign in a McDonald's drive-through today:

    The computers R down. U need ur receet at the next window to make shur ur order is rite. - MGM