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Are we going too far with text message lingo?

Submitted by on January 30, 2009 – 12:02 pm93 Comments

We’ve heard many concerns surrounding the text message craze over recent years – car accidents caused by messaging on the road, neck problems in kids constantly hunched over their cell phones, etc.

Now school teachers are increasingly becoming worried about text message lingo leaking into students’ homework.

With “u” replacing the word “you” and “r” being used instead of “are”, there is the fear that SMS language may eventually destroy the English language.

Students are turning in papers with these abbreviations, acronyms likes “OMG” and “LOL” among other grammatical errors.

Do you think that we should sweat this issue? And do you think that people should quit resorting so much to text messaging, rather than more personal verbal communication?

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