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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Modern Slang ... Wuzup?

The teens and young adults of today have lowered the standard in their writing skills to that of a "gansta" mentality level. Have you observed the "new" spelling rulz? ur gr8, l8r babes, wuzup, skool, yah, like um ... This probably started when Al Gore invented the internet and people wanted a "short hand" type of language for IMing their friends. I feel sorry for the future employees that have to retrain their vocabulary in order to function in an office setting. Spell check is not always available and you still have to use capitalization and punctuation when typing letters. All those years I spent in Mr. Carter's high school shorthand class learning dictation and secretarial skills have become of no use for today's utes. Does anyone even use shorthand anymore?

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