Did you know that there’s a dictionary for “Texting Slang”?
When I am writing emails and papers or anything other than a text I find myself automatically wanting to use “texting slang” in my writing. I think it is because my brain is now conditioned to use the slang instead due to the fact that I text more than I do any other type of writing. What is worse is I know I don’t texted nearly as much as my children do. Which would explain the article I read explains how the explosion of social media has changed the way we communicate and write. Here’s an excerpt from the article, “I think it makes sense for these social conversations to be lightweight or light-hearted in terms of the syntax,” said President of Dictionary.com Shravan Goli. “But ultimately, in the world of business and in the world they will live in, in terms of their jobs and professional lives, students will need good, solid reading and writing skills. I’m a little worried about where we are in America with literacy levels dropping. Are these [electronic devices] helping us, or making it worse? I think they may be going the other way and making it worse.” – See more at: Do Texting and “Cyber Slang” Harm Students’ Writing Skills?
So what are your thoughts on the subject of texting and is it effecting our writing skills?