What are we coming to?

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  1. Verbal

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    Oh my goodness... :lmao:

    http://techdirt.com/articles/20051117/1029247_F.shtml

     
  2. anicole

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    oh great ... another reason for our wonderful standardized test scores to plummet!

    :confused:
     
  3. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Hes right...

    This entire world is dumming everything down....thats where they make things simpler for people to understand :)
     
  4. anicole

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    that's what I meant ... I get email from my 16 year old step son that I have to decode because he uses teenspeak instead of real words. Then he wonders why he makes a 'D' in English ...
     
  5. Verbal

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    Heh, a common ailment troubling many kids today. I wonder if there's a cure? For me, it was being homeschooled and brought up in a family that encouraged me to read and educate myself to the highest level possible.
     
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    the cure for it in my house is not responding until they (three kiddies) use proper grammer. May seem harsh, and I don't do it all the time, but when I hear "I seen a deer on the way home" it's like fingernails on a chalkboard. And when I hear "Alls I have are ..." :puke-rig:

    Is it so difficult to use REAL words and use them correctly?
     
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    I agree with you Anicole... but just for the record.. "y'all" IS a real word... :mrgreen:
     
  8. anicole

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    honeychild ... if you gonna speak suth'rn, you betta learn ta spell it ...

    it's ya'll ...... :lol:

    btw, you're from TEXAS and don't know how to spell it?

    hidee nayber!
     
  9. Verbal

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    Whaaaaa?! It is DEFINITELY "y'all". As in "you all"? *Sigh* Here we go... lol
     
  10. anicole

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    heck, it's always been ya'll to me ... maybe I learned the 'old english' and ya'll learned the 'new english' ... :lol:

    whateveh ... besides ... I'm old. I can make up my own ... as long as it's basically proper.

    and if you want to get technical southern, it's yawl!
     
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    you learn by reacting to unexpected/difficult things

    if you live in a world where everything is either A) easy and/or B) expected, then what have you learned?

    they say people in more closely-compacted areas of the world - areas like southeast asia and south america - are smarter, not because of what they know, but because they developed properly via lots of social interaction/language use and physical activity as a child, disciplined via need for survival, etc. and if they were taught the same tasks we're taught, they'd end up doing better... unfortunately most of these people also live in poverty for the very same reasons, and many are unhealthy and thus - lack of good developmental growth or worse - death, and in other cases, they're culturally inclined not to participate with the western world's version of things

    if the kids don't learn proper language skills, then i guess they'll just have to learn the hard way :)
     
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    if'n i had to be any closer to people, i think i would do serious damage.. besides, where me and nicole live, you dont wanna socialize.... trust us.
     

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