Butchering the English language one text at a time
I recently watched a television show that advanced the notion that Americans are predisposed to be dissatisfied. It’s why our forefathers separated ties from England and then eventually headed west for the prospect of new adventures and riches.
The same show went on to explain how our same sense of displeasure combined with technological advances has yielded changes in the English language. After all, who can tolerate the time it takes to type in “by the way” when BTW will suffice. Some of these phrases like LOL and OMG have even been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The 160 character limits of texting and 140 character limits of Twitter have made a seemingly bad situation worse. Abbreviations are running amok and punctuation has gone by the wayside all in favor of space limitations. This is the linguistic equivalent of the digital watch and Velcro sneakers that will one day ensure future generations won’t be able to read a standard clock or tie a simple knot.
To avoid total destruction of the English language perhaps teachers can focus on having students write out fully constructed, correctly spelled and appropriately punctuated sentences that meet the 140 character limits. Of course students will have to print these sentences because most no longer know how to write in cursive.
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It is pathetic for English language. English Language is butchering everywhere now. We must write out fully constructed, correctly spelled, and appropriately punctuated sentences. I am happy, you raise the voice against this and I am a part of it.
Telugu was influenced by Sanskrit and Prakrit.Telugu borrowed several features of Sanskrit that have subsequently been lost in Sanskrit’s daughter languages such as Hindi and Bengali, especially in the pronunciation of some vowels and consonants. It has also been influenced by Urdu only around Hyderabad city.
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