Is Shortening Words (Texts) Ruining English Language?

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Is Shortening Words, Texts and Sentences in Communication Ruining English Language?

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Some would argue that it’s no big deal. What difference should it make how we communicate, as long as we do so?

“Gd mrng, how r u?”
Okay, if you ever text me like this don’t expect decent reply from me because I won’t really understand what you want to know. I would probably never reply. I never learned this kind of language and even English language must be awed with such invention. I got it that we did great job by inventing new words like “twerk, selfie” but that doesn’t mean you will start writing lyk dis and let that teacher die with shame because he was one who taught you basic English.

Shortening Words, Texts and Sentences in Communication Ruining English
Good Morning, How Are You?

Let me share you one story. We had English test when i was in grade 10 and we were supposed to write an essay. Later, when sir checked copies he showed us 28 copies out of 36 which had new invented spelling errors. They wrote da = the, lyk=like, thnx=thanks and so on. We conclude that issue by laughing at school.

People have developed new irritating way of texting which is reason why I hate texting. Words are beautiful thing which was ever invented and together they make sentence and sense. Sentence, okay let me break it down for you. Its sense and tense, if it has correct tense and make sense then it is sentence but if you are determined to be Mr. I know everything then you should probably leave this planet and stay in planet called Erth not Earth.

People think they look super cool with such words which is nerve racking. Recently I read something which was “If u dun knw my broda, den get lyf ” and it took me 2days to figure out what broda is. She meant “if you don’t know my brother, then get life ” . I don’t understand how the hell word Broda and brother are same. Is broda cousin of word brother representing same family?? Like HOW????

But we must appreciate people’s effort of inventing such words because it might have took them lot of time. It takes me whole week to decide what to eat at Saturday dinner then inventing words are pretty big deal. According to me they are insanely genius and I am glad I was born without such talent. It is not at all surprising to see today’s young minds engulfed in their mobile phones the entire time. In fact, it is being said that young people these days have more communications through texting than they would talk to an individual face to face!! Sad but true!! This increasing habit of texting has raised concerns among the parents, teachers as well as some young people regarding the constant exposure they are having with this non- standard form of English language which is used while texting. People who are used to texting are often seen using more shortcuts. They would obviously prefer writing “people” as “ppl” and much more!

Talking about how texting is ruining the standard English language, it is to be noted that a major strata of our society today which makes use of cell phones for texting consists of majority of youngsters. These young people belong to the age group when they are probably still in schools and colleges. The major concern here is that these shortcut spellings used by them can easily creep into their formal writing styles as well.But many experts say the most successful communicators will, of course, have the ability to do both, talk or text, and know the most appropriate times to use those skills. And they fear that more of us are losing our ability to have — or at least are avoiding — the traditional face-to-face conversations that are vital in the workplace and personal relationships.

Supporters of electronic communication insist that email lets you get in touch more often, because you can send messages any time of day. And text messaging allows private conversations at work, or in a doctor’s office, without bothering people nearby. Also, the supporters of text messaging say it’s not bad spelling   they’re  just using abbreviations.

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But whether written skills are declining faster than spoken ones or not, both sides agree we won’t really know the true effects of all this email and text messaging for at least 15 years.

And here’s another new warning about text messaging. Those “private” messages may come back to haunt you. Even after you delete them off your phone, the messages aren’t gone. Like with email, every text message is forwarded by a computer server. And many companies are storing messages on a hard drive…forever. The bottom line is, if you don’t want your text messages going public, do yourself a favor, and don’t send it! But these are another perspectives.

We’ve become accustomed to a new way of being “alone together.” Technology-enabled, we are able to be with one another, and also elsewhere, connected to wherever we want to be. We want to customize our lives. Our colleagues want to go to that board meeting but pay attention only to what interests them. To some this seems like a good idea, but we can end up hiding from one another, even as we are constantly connected to one another. We want to move in and out of where we are because the thing we value most is control over where we focus our attention. We have gotten used to the idea of being in a tribe of one, loyal to our own party.

The Article is emailed by Susaan Basel.

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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