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Need something cool 2do @night? U shud come 2 grad skool and get your learn on.
I call it “textlexia.” Feel free to use it, but give me credit. :-)
I gues it wood b gud 2 take grad skool so I culd get the smartz for R.R. Reno’s Catholocism in Urpe artikle a-buv gud. lol@u :) <3
pprs wud be ez 2 wrt kus we kud txt thm 2 the profs
After a few trips through grad school, I can sadly say that many grad students have grammar nearly that bad–and not just while they’re texting.
Once, coming through the Twin Cities, I saw a billboard for some local university (I forget which) which said, “More Education. Less Headaches.” As a grammar and style Stalinist, I winced, deep inside, where it hurts.
You know, I don’t personally know anyone who actually texts like this.
With t9 predictive text, it’s not really any harder or slower to use full words and proper punctuation.
That should be “get ur learn on.”
I know that such abbreviation is used in texting. However, it looks too much like the “ebonics” common to the urban neighborhoods to be used as an advert for graduate school. Maybe that is the point.
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I’d get excited about this if there was evidence that grad students commonly wrote and spoke like this outside texting contexts. It’s an alternate language for a specific purpose. I’ve never actually heard someone speak in a disjointed way like this (unless they were hurried or confused) and I really doubt they text like this because they’re not capable of spelling out common four letter words. I realize modern spelling and grammar is atrocious, but let’s not exaggerate.