As a teacher, ‘internet’ or ‘texting’ speak drives me insane. I tell students to re-do their work if I catch them doing this. Why? Because the sad truth is that I can’t take them seriously if they put that stuff in an assignment, and what’s worse is that future employers won’t take them seriously if they put that kind of stuff in a resume or any projects that come in.
In ancient times, it used to take ages to deliver and convey messages from one place to another. But, thanks to the massive development in the field of information technology, the world has now turned into a global village where any messages or information is delivered in the speed of light.
SMS, e-mail, social networking sites are now speedy ways to send messages. SMS turns out to be a hit among all as it is an inexpensive way of conveying messages. Unfortunately SMS is now tagged along with its own set of short forms and spellings that are no where the correct form and are known to everyone as ‘SMS lingo’. The students are the most affected ones when it comes to the habit of using SMS language as it saves their time while taking down notes in classroom or while writing assignments, reported Kevin Mendonsa and Saira Kurup…
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