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Dumbing Down Our Language
by Jeanne E Webster  
5/17/2010 / Education


copyright 2010 Jeanne E. Webster


Have you noticed that our English language is changing? We've come a long way since "Roger and Out" and "Pig Latin." The written word especially is becoming so dumbed down I fear we'll soon revert to the grunting stage. An extreme overuse of acronyms blended with the fast paced Internet lingo makes for language chop suey.

Here's an illustration of this theory.

Two people connecting on a chat site:

Chatter #1: "HF"
(Hello friend)
Chatter #2: "HAWTLW"
(Hello and welcome to last week)

Chatter #1: "HIG?"
(How's it going?)
Chatter #2: "K;U?"
(Ok; You?)

Chatter #1: "NM"
(Never mind)
Chatter #2: "J/C"
(Just checking)

Chatter #1: "GAS?"
(Got a second?)
Chatter #2: "EM?"
(Excuse me?)

Chatter #1: "CICYHW?"
(Can I copy your homework?)
Chatter #2: "WIIFM?"
(What's in it for me?)

Chatter #1: "DQYDJ"
(Don't quit your day job)
Chatter #2: "LOL"
(Laughing out loud!)

Chatter #1: "NM"
(Never mind")
Chatter #2: "HINMP"
(Hey, it's not my problem.)

Chatter #1: "TAL"
(Thanks a lot)
Chatter #2: "RWSF?"
(Are we still friends?)

Chatter #1: "IDTS"
(I don't think so)
Chatter #2: "IDGI"
(I don't get it)

Chatter #1: "HTRJ!"
(Hit the road jack!)
Chatter #2: "OW!"
(Oh well!)

Author: "UGH; GRRR!"


Shalom

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Copyright Jeanne E. Webster

A published freelance writer, editor/publisher of monthly newsletter for years. jeanne_webster@faithwriters.net


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