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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:26 am, Wed Jun 29, 2011.

We've all done it: Hit "send" on an email to a friend with the word "you" abbreviated to "u" or "meeting" shortened to only the most needed consonants.

But these slang texting phrases common in chat rooms are popping up in formal work being submitted in many schools, including Lodi Unified School District.

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7 comments:

  • Marlene Dunlap posted at 5:16 pm on Sat, Nov 9, 2013.

    Marlene Dunlap Posts: 1

    That's a big disadvantage to many essay writers. Texting styles in essay writing is a big no-no! They can just get essay help from essaythinker to proofread their works and eventually correct their grammars and spellings including the "text style" writing.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 6:10 pm on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Although texting sort of annoys me I have to say that it does allows me to be much more connected to the kids when they are out and about. A quick text from the kids does ease a parent's mind. :-)

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 6:04 pm on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    With all that said I'd like to add that the kids today are absolutely amazing when it comes to technology. I am so impressed with my kids and what they can do on all of their tech gadgets, including the laptops etc!

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 6:01 pm on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    It's a shame that kids in middle and high schools are making these mistakes on formal work. They should have been taught all of this a long time ago. Also, I think spellcheck catches these mistakes, so the kids should at least use spellcheck. I have found things coming out of my mouth like, "Ain't isn't a word" just like good ol' mom and dad used to say. Parents need to make sure to be a part of their child's education.

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 4:28 pm on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 384

    Texting: death to the English language.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 10:44 am on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1906

    My wife's office has been receiving applications with the submitter using text abbreviation through out. Those are immediately recycled.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:33 am on Wed, Jun 29, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    It is a shame what is happening to the English language. People gripe about immigrants not learning it...Native speakers cannot even master it...and now kids claim ignorance of the capitalization of the personal pronoun "I?"

     
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