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Language, Grammar, & Youth

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cricket, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    A short rant:

    I have noticed a trend in posts by our unregistered Noob youth, generally speaking.

    They can't spell or complete a coherent sentence. It's either filled with ebonics or mashed together in one giant paragraph. Is this a "cool" thing or are you truly that dumb?

    If I could reach through the screen I'd jam a tabasco covered carrot up your nose.
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Holy crap, first its noobs who can't speak and now mexicans have taken Bubba hostage....
     
  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I look at it this way-

    If a person can't put a little effort into making sure their question is understandable, then I refuse to put any effort into helping them solve their problem.
     
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    They are used to IM and cell phone text messages. Quick and easy. It gives them typing skills, but grammar becomes a side note.
     
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    I agree. I hate posts like this.

    "wut iz ma problum?????? come on guyz hep a broda out!"
     
  7. chevyfumes

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    Eye trie two spel write butt eye suk att gramer~
     
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    Nothing drives me more insane than someone who doesn't write clearly out of a simple lack of effort. And yes, young people seem to be particularly bad because of text messaging and IM programs.
     
  9. 89GMCSuburban

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    WhAt R yOu TaLKinG AbOOt?
     
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    How do you know it's young people? Before I met you I thought you couldn't be more than 22 years old. I drew this conclusion solely based on your apparent maturity level.:deal:

    Boy was I way off base.:shocked: I didn't ask your age out of respect, but I would guess somewhere between 60 and 65.:whistle:

    Unfortunately, as others have mentioned, with the advent of text messaging and what-not I only forsee things getting worse.
     
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    Scott, you should probably add a few smileys to your post. Just so you know, it comes across as condescending and rude. I know that you know James, but I'm willing to bet that most of the others don't......
     
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    I can grammer. :confused:

















































    :haha:
     
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    Im young, but i try my best to make what I type out easily understandable to the reader. Not exactly how youd write a paper but i think overall its ok lol
     
  15. Cricket

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    Get it right YMCA boy. That's 3 mental years and 187 body. I know you dig the layered ass wrinkles.
     
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    My spelling and grammer isn't perfect, but I atleast try too do better then that.
     
  17. Can Can

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    You've come a long way, Paul. I don't know if you're using a spellchecker or if you're just paying more attention to spelling in general, but I have to admit I'm impressed with how ell you express yourself nowadays. Good job!!! :bow:
     
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    OMFG LOLOLOLOLOLOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!! RU SERIUS W DAT? WTF I NO HOW 2 SPELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11one
     
  19. Cricket

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    Few of you might be taking it personally, that is not the intent. Let me be more specific. Young men in their late teens possibly early twenties who make an effort to pretend speak & spell was a bad bong dream.
     
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    yeah but most of you old farts had to learn proper grammar and spelling before personal computers and grammar and spell checkers.

    so you've got a leg up on us young kids.:D
     

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