Yo, Can U Plz Help Me Write English?
from the and-again dept
Here's yet another article talking about how kids today are letting instant messaging language seep out into other forms of communications. This article, though, says that a number of parents are forbidding their kids from using instant messaging as a way to "solve" the problem. This seems a little extreme, and is unlikely to actually do much good. It's more important for the kids to realize what type of language is appropriate in which situations. I'm not sure if the poor grammar and language skills are really the "fault" of instant messaging, or teachers who haven't been able to properly teach the students to distinguish proper language from vernacular (whether online or off).