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OfflineMcKennaFan200
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How Drastically Will The Internet Change English?
    #3394239 - 11/21/04 09:09 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

In the long run.  If there will be a long run.  :smirk:  I hear stories all the time from English teachers saying "(student's name here) writes "LOL" in papers", how it's butchering the language.  Your thoughts?  Oh, and I actually heard somebody say "LOL" in a conversation before, it was sad.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: McKennaFan200]
    #3394288 - 11/21/04 09:25 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

How can you actually say LOL while laughing out loud?

Languaj is alwaes changin so fuk propa Inglish.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: MAGnum]
    #3394296 - 11/21/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

He chuckled softly, then said "L.o.l".


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: McKennaFan200]
    #3394328 - 11/21/04 09:40 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

\/\/+|= r j00 74|kin6 @80u7??? 73h 3|\|6|!5|-| 14n6u4g3 w!11 574% 73h 54m3, 14m3r!!!!!!!!!11


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: silversoul7]
    #3394400 - 11/21/04 09:57 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

Quote:

silversoul7 said:
\/\/+|= r j00 74|kin6 @80u7??? 73h 3|\|6|!5|-| 14n6u4g3 w!11 574% 73h 54m3, 14m3r!!!!!!!!!11




I bet he really is talking in some real computer lingo, and thats sad.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: JCoke]
    #3394409 - 11/21/04 09:59 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

what's even more sad is that I understood it :frown:


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: deff]
    #3394458 - 11/21/04 10:07 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

17'5 }-{0rr113l3 7}-{47 1 u|\||)3r5700|) 17 700

:frown:

1337 is such a useless language


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: Ravus]
    #3394474 - 11/21/04 10:10 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

ok...this place is starting scare me.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: McKennaFan200]
    #3394547 - 11/21/04 10:27 PM (12 years, 20 days ago)

Children are using the computer at a very early age and pick up on this new "language". I have seen so many examples of kids not even being able to spell correctly because they sit on the computer all the time and it doesn't matter.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: McKennaFan200]
    #3397207 - 11/23/04 08:22 AM (12 years, 19 days ago)

I really don't think it's going to change much of anything at all.

Some kid keeps putting "LOL" in papers? Sure that's awful, but would that have been a good paper before the internet? For some reason I don't believe that the internet is going to turn otherwise intelligent wordsmiths into chat-room drones.

It's like asking if ebonics has changed English. Well, there's certainly people that don't make any fucking sense when they talk, but it's been my experience they have little worth listening to anyway.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: Mushmonkey]
    #3397213 - 11/23/04 08:25 AM (12 years, 19 days ago)

Does using LOL in an essay indicate low intelligence then?


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: McKennaFan200]
    #3397251 - 11/23/04 08:43 AM (12 years, 19 days ago)

The use of mobile phone text messages isn't helping.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: Mushmonkey]
    #3397906 - 11/23/04 01:02 PM (12 years, 19 days ago)

You're missing the point I think.  It wasn't ONE CASE of a *High School* student using stupid internet lingo.  It happens every day with more than just "Lol" in papers.  That ebonics part gave me a good laugh, :smile:.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: McKennaFan200]
    #3397943 - 11/23/04 01:15 PM (12 years, 19 days ago)

OMG!!! the language is changing. We must preserve it because, because....well we just must!! ROTFLMAO!!!


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: GazzBut]
    #3397956 - 11/23/04 01:18 PM (12 years, 19 days ago)

We must preserve it because it gives us a way to express exactly how we are feeling. Yeah.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: GazzBut]
    #3398486 - 11/23/04 03:14 PM (12 years, 19 days ago)

There is change, then there is emulation of ignorance. I see the word "loose" (ill-fitting; not tight) used the majority of the time when the word required is "lose" (to fail; to not win). The more people using words incorrectly, the more others pick up and copy. This I see as quite different than coining a new phrase or slang. Unfortunately, it is perceived as impolitic to even mention such an irregularity.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: Swami]
    #3398717 - 11/23/04 03:57 PM (12 years, 19 days ago)

My current English Composition I teacher also teaches high school (it's a community college, so we get crap for teachers.). He was saying all he teaches is grammar, because the students are so horrible at it. He has mentioned them using "cuz" instead of because and other horrid missusages. It will be interesting in 10 years to see the effects of computers and the language.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: druqks46]
    #3398787 - 11/23/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

At least using "cuz" for "because" is a conscious choice, whereas using "their" (adjective; possessive) when meaning "there" (adverb; position) is just a scary reflection of the degree of illiteracy of our society.


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: Swami]
    #3398809 - 11/23/04 04:17 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

I have no qualms about correcting people's spelling and/or grammar errors. Whether it is perceived as rude or not. :smirk:


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Re: How Drastically Will The Internet Change English? [Re: adrug]
    #3398823 - 11/23/04 04:20 PM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Can I "correct" your avatar? *shudders*


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