Saturday, November 11, 2006

New Zealand To Students: UR 2 DUM 2 NO Standard English

I can't even comment on the stupidity of this. Go read it yourself.

7 comments:

Eric Warburg said...

That's just stupid. I type in standard English all the time, even in IMs and text messages. I think they can manage it for an exam.

Anonymous said...

R they nuts? Lmfao!!!!

Darren said...

I think you meant "nutz".

Anonymous said...

<3 Australia

ricki said...

Sometimes my students do this - mostly on homework where it seems like they are trying to finish it at the last minute - and reading it makes my head hurt.

It is a "language" with which I am unfamiliar and so it requires extra decoding steps on my part (it reminds me of that old William Steig book, "CDB"). I don't see why the grader should have to go through the frustration of having to decode a simplified and unstandard form of English just to make it easy on students.

I shudder to think that maybe 30 years hence, textspeak WILL be standard English...

Carson said...

I dnt no hw 2 reed txt spk bt I tnk lmmntng al unssary vowls hlps nd gves me a hdacke. MR miller ds th rle aply 2 u 2? cuz tat wud be cool.

Darren said...

Carson: finish your homework, and go to bed! You need all the beauty sleep you can get =)