LOL! SMS Speak Reaches Classrooms

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News Posted: Fri, Apr 25 2008 9:55 AM

A Pew Internet and American Life Project study shows that not only has text message speak reached schoolwork, so has Jerry Yang-ish lack of capitalization!

Teens may spend a lot of time texting and IMing, but they don't consider those short exchanges to be writing. If it's not assigned to them through school, they have a hard time thinking about it as legit.

These are among the findings of a national phone survey of 700 young people (ages 12 to 17) and their parents conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the National Commission on Writing last fall, the results of which were released Thursday. Eight focus groups in four cities also were questioned in the summer of 2007.


The good thing: they don't think it's real writing.  However, we're not sure if educators are ROFL over this.  Probably not, AFAWK.



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ice_73 replied on Fri, Apr 25 2008 1:51 PM

ohh trust me sms speak is in schools unfortunatly... for some reason more with girls. havent seen any one type it in essays but people do speak it in school.  

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Oh yeah, internet and SMS speak are both big at my University.  Even I fall victim to internet speak sometimes.  A lot of people say "for the win", "pwned", "w007", "epic fail", "newb", etc.  And maybe English and other Italics should eventually evolve out of the use of capital letters.  But people are smart enough not to do that on Essays.

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It is true what ice says,girls use the most this sms service,and especially during classes,because they talk a lot and when they stay with their mouth shout for a long time,they start sms-ing with each other :) 

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ice_73 replied on Sat, Apr 26 2008 2:13 PM

i just a comercial for degree deodorent and the it said "for every OMG moment"

its even in the media.... also it was in a tmobile comercial but that was poking fun at sms talk. degree actually used it... 

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higgamo replied on Sat, Apr 26 2008 11:38 PM

be funny to have a class with sms speak and L337 speak


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