Wednesday, January 13, 2010

goodbye English language

I received the following message from a student today:
i put da nhiz on my page nd ill show den 2 u 2ma
That's exactly copied from the e-mail. No edits, no embellishments. Completely, embarrassingly verbatim.

Perhaps I should begin to polish my resume?
I mean, really, what value do my lessons hold if this is the quality of correspondence my kids revert to naturally? I cannot compete.
Vegas Jones 149
Or maybe my insistence that all texts I generate be grammatically correct and with conventional spellings will be a small start to a rebellion against butchered communication.

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