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Oct. 24th, 2009 12:18 pm One more reason to love her

We’ve had a few odd requests lately. And it’s not so much the cookie designs that have been odd, but it’s the actual communication. I’m guessing that texting and tweeting are really taking a toll on society. I wish people could write coherent emails that didn’t sound like they were written by cro magnon man. --A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe owner, from her blog


I'm probably part of the minority, but I don't care. People that refuse to churn out an intelligible sentence bother me. One of our interns uses IDK incessantly, during face-to-face conversation. It always reminds me of these Cingulair spots:

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Date:October 26th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
I wonder if the next generation is learning that written and spoken English are two different languages?
Date:October 26th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Or, sorry, that texted and written and spoken English are two different languages?

Did my comment make sense *this* time around?
Date:October 26th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I less than three our ever-changing language.
Date:February 5th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)

In those two Commercials, it is the Eats, Shoots and Leaves statement, which is opposed to Eats Shoots and Leaves; The Mystery of the Missing Comma.

Both the girl and grandma refer to their best friends.

Grandma says (as shown in the Closed Captioning), My best friend forever Rose.

Now, is that her best friend forever Rose, or her best friend forever (comma) Rose?

It is, for us, a loosing battle. Language is in such a state of flux that we no longer speak English in USA, we talk American.

As one who began school and learned to read, before Television my first glimpse of the changes, in my lifetime, was the transition from Aeroplane to Airplane. (Even my spell checker, as I type this, tells me that "Aero" is incorrect. So much for Aerospace, Aeronautics and Straight Aero {HEY! Who let that pun in here?))

In the Third Grade, Aeroplane was one of the spelling words. That summer, I saw "Airplane" in print, on the front page of some Newspaper...

Consider "Old English". We, you and I, for the most part, would not understand much of what one would say to us in Old English. You might find it interesting to listen to Professor M. D. C. Drout reading Ælfric’s Lives of the Saints, or some of his other items on his main page.