Do You Get Concerned On How SMS Texting Is Killing The English Language?

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  1. ngureco profile image81
    ngurecoposted 11 years ago

    Do You Get Concerned On How SMS Texting Is Killing The English Language?

  2. mintinfo profile image69
    mintinfoposted 11 years ago

    Not really. So far most studies on the long term affects of texting and the English language are inconclusive. Using slang was also thought to be bad but little has changed since the fifties and sixties.

  3. Obscurely Diverse profile image60
    Obscurely Diverseposted 11 years ago

    I used to, before I realized that the majority of people have poor cognitive function and the ability to express their self in a grammatical fashion, to begin with.  Hell, unfortunately, asinine abbreviations may help some of these people!

  4. AlanSwenson profile image72
    AlanSwensonposted 11 years ago

    No concern, Languages change over time and region, sms is just another way for English to change.  I mean people in England speak different then people in Atlanta and they speak different than people in NY etc etc, language is ever changing.

  5. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 11 years ago

    languages do keep on evolving..i dont think that should be a concern because languages were designed to communicate and if people innovate in communication , why should there be any concerns?...

  6. profile image55
    SpaceAgeposted 11 years ago

    No concern here. it's interesting 2 learn how our language changes when new words/slangs r added

  7. dabeaner profile image60
    dabeanerposted 11 years ago

    whn ppl cnt r wnt spl thy gt n rspct. cnt tl f idot r lzy

  8. weblog profile image57
    weblogposted 11 years ago

    At times this makes it hard to understand the message. But, seems like people don't care much about it.

  9. profile image56
    foreignpressposted 11 years ago

    There should be concern, and not about the spelling or vocabulary usage. SMS and other "mutilations" of English are a sign of an inability to cope with situations. SMS for example, is a hurried form of communicating. It glosses over depth of thought to create something that's quick yet superficial. For texting that's probably adequate. But more people are using SMS as their only means of communicating. The same can be said with  spelling errors. People are spelling words as they pronounce them like confusing "then" and "than." Then there's my favorite: it's. That is a contraction for "it is" and nothing else. Another one is tense. Plural and singular tense are used interchangably because people don't know the difference. What's worse is that kids graduating from high school cannot spell, refuse to use a dictionary, and cannot function in a job market. Our society has become too hurried and complex -- some might say too diverse -- for people to care about using a language correctly. We've also become too reliant on technology and have become mentally lazy. That's why we are losing our Constitutional rights. We want to be taken care of as would a child by an adult. We're evolving to where we don't need individual rights when we have a government to dictate how we should live. So SMS leads to a society of mindless robots. And that should be cause for concern.

  10. pinkboxer profile image61
    pinkboxerposted 11 years ago

    I agree, foreignpress. We are slowly losing the ability to communicate and think individually. Many now use SMS texting as their primary source of communication. All of this brevity is slowly killing the English language. Hurried communication is not truly communication at all.

  11. digitalkdogg profile image57
    digitalkdoggposted 10 years ago

    I think texting is having an effect on the english language.  But lets face it here, kids are our future and eventually this is going to be how it is.  To keep up with that, check out this site for a complete list of texting language words.


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