Dont Call Me DuchessCall me old fashioned.
I dislike text speak.
I think the written word is much more attractive when standard language is used.
The penchant amongst the young for short forms and acronyms is not only unattractive but can be almost unintelligible to all but the cognoscenti.
A case in point was a sympathy note on the passing of a loved one written by an older and well meaning friend who misunderstood youthful text speak and concluded with 'lol'.
She would have been mortified to know that she had ended her message with laughing out loud instead of her intended lots of love.
More profound however is the growing phenomenon of a generation growing up with text speak unable to write essays and more serious works in the standard language expected of them.
Duchessforthright 46-50 14 Responses 11 Mar 25, 2012