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Old 09-30-2009, 01:12 AM
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I.A.S.K. made my head hurt. LOL. She reminded me that homonyms and texting, in general, are among my pet peeves.
Wat? Yu dnt lik it wn i tlk lik dis? it dnt trn u own? LOL.

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the first one isnt even a homonym. the second one irks my nerve to no end, and the third doesnt make any sense.

and whoever came up with that internet speak is a hot mess. its one thing to shorten words, but to put "ii" and "y" ad "ee" in all sorts of places, then take letters out - its obnoxious, and i feel like that in itself is like learning another language (written anyway, more like a dialect?)

my mother texts me in that speech. its ANNOYING. everything is "i c u l8r" and "im cumming now." really mom? really?
Well, WE know it is not a homonym but people from the south who pronounce our and are the same way think that they are homonyms (and interchangeable). I can't quite explain it.

I al50 per50nally h8 wen ppl us3 numb3r5 1n5tead 0f letters. 1t 1$ $tup1d!

If I got a text like that from my mom I might stop texting. Forever.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:48 AM
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I al50 per50nally h8 wen ppl us3 numb3r5 1n5tead 0f letters. 1t 1$ $tup1d!
LOL you need to step away from the keyboard!!
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:28 AM
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NonBlack students, as well.

I read college students' papers that read like they are on facebook or texting a friend.
Yeah, that's why I didn't say Black folx.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:34 AM
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Wat? Yu dnt lik it wn i tlk lik dis? it dnt trn u own? LOL.



Well, WE know it is not a homonym but people from the south who pronounce our and are the same way think that they are homonyms (and interchangeable). I can't quite explain it.

I al50 per50nally h8 wen ppl us3 numb3r5 1n5tead 0f letters. 1t 1$ $tup1d!

If I got a text like that from my mom I might stop texting. Forever.
Not to mention the use of UpPeRcAsE and lOwEr case. Geez, that was hard to do.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:42 AM
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I read college students' papers that read like they are on facebook or texting a friend.
Thankfully I have never seen anything that bad on a college level. I would retire in that moment. I did however work in this college prep program once where I had a student that insisted on writing Da for the :neutral:.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:28 PM
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Wat? Yu dnt lik it wn i tlk lik dis? it dnt trn u own? LOL.



Well, WE know it is not a homonym but people from the south who pronounce our and are the same way think that they are homonyms (and interchangeable). I can't quite explain it.

I al50 per50nally h8 wen ppl us3 numb3r5 1n5tead 0f letters. 1t 1$ $tup1d!

If I got a text like that from my mom I might stop texting. Forever.
LMAO @ own for on!

and yes, i remember a GC conversation about are/our.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:25 PM
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I totally agree. It is sad that a great many people will read what you have said and not understand why there are quotation marks around the propers.
The issue I've seen most often these days is homonyms in writing. "I love are new couch." "Their going to the mall to get and apple." It is mind boggling how many people have issues with common homonyms. It is also amazing how many there are in the english language. Continuity is also a major issue. I've read many a story or paper that starts out in one tense and then switches to another and ends in yet another. I also see so many people who can't spell. (Inless, emitate, imulate)
My 9th grader does this. He has gotten better because I ride him on his grammar and spelling. Parents need to be vigilant because teachers either can't or won't get to this level of detail. Hopefully, now that he is in high school, the teachers are a little stricter and hold the kids more accountable. I will continue to do my part, though because I will not have my son go off to college unprepared.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:35 AM
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No, we're not surprised that it took her so long to finish.

I'm off to visit Sen's facebook status thread.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:38 AM
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No, we're not surprised that it took her so long to finish.

I'm off to visit Sen's facebook status thread.
Wait. Someone said that she didn't actually finish in May and only walked. I guess they were right because she still knows what's going on around campus.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:05 AM
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My concern is not only talking "proper", but writing "proper" when it counts (not on social networks.) I can't believe how many college-educated folx say I seen, Me and her went to the store, end sentences with propositions, etc.
I just edited an article by a sister with a master's degree. It was painful.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:04 AM
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I al50 per50nally h8 wen ppl us3 numb3r5 1n5tead 0f letters. 1t 1$ $tup1d!
Me toooooo!!!! My cousins do that ALL the time. I can barely read what they are trying to say.

And I was glad to read the article about Biden's comment. Honestly, I had never heard abut that remark. Unfortunately, I hear the articulate "compliment" quite a bit. I remember one day in a class the teacher was trying to get us to think of a word to indicate going down a hill in a quick manner. So I said "careen." There was this huge gasp from the white folks. Later several of them came up to me asking how I knew that word. Annoying. Then one of them said, "you're not like the other Black people I know. You're really smart and articulate."
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:45 AM
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I just edited an article by a sister with a master's degree. It was painful.
This just makes me sad. lol. Please say that her masters has nothing to do with communications; though I don't know if that would make it any better.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:16 PM
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Unfortunately, I hear the articulate "compliment" quite a bit. I remember one day in a class the teacher was trying to get us to think of a word to indicate going down a hill in a quick manner. So I said "careen." There was this huge gasp from the white folks. Later several of them came up to me asking how I knew that word. Annoying. Then one of them said, "you're not like the other Black people I know. You're really smart and articulate."
I think a great many people have gotten the articulate comment. I get it from all people. Black, white, Asian, African. All of them. I'm not bothered by it because, well, I am articulate and well spoken. The fact that the person who is giving me the compliment is shocked about my abilities makes me pity them because either they're not very intelligent themselves or they know very few articulate people who resemble me and in that case I know they've been deprived of some great conversations and friendships.

Commas, though useful, are not the only way to punctuate a sentence. Most often they are not even the best way.
Some people don't realize that Microsoft Word will not fix all errors. If you use the wrong word MSW will not tell you unless you spelled it wrong or your word choice creates a sentence fragment.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:39 PM
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This just makes me sad. lol. Please say that her masters has nothing to do with communications; though I don't know if that would make it any better.
Its in HR. Funny thing is that she is very well spoken. There is a huge disconnect between her written and oral communications skills.
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