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  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 21, 9:47 a.m.

    This is a sad truth!

  • haleibc Nov 18, 7:17 p.m.

    So teachers can see the negative effects of texting but they don't notice when a child is terrified to be in school because of being bullied by other students.

  • ksh33 Nov 18, 7:08 p.m.

    You know before texting came along hospitals and medicl personnel used short hand!! b.i.d., q.d., q.o.d, pt., ETOH, SPo2, O2, NRB, NC, IV, and etc....

    and this had a purpose - it was specific to a profession with a foundation in Latin; UR and BTW is slang......bid (Twice a day) had a meaning specific to the dr and pharmacist; it was properly translated on the medicine bottle.

  • justabumer Nov 18, 6:49 p.m.

    While they are working on this perhaps the students could learn the proper use of the word "like".

  • MudLife Nov 18, 6:28 p.m.

    You know before texting came along hospitals and medicl personnel used short hand!! b.i.d., q.d., q.o.d, pt., ETOH, SPo2, O2, NRB, NC, IV, and etc....

  • sjb2k1 Nov 18, 5:59 p.m.

    I'm an editor/copywriter by trade, and stuff like this makes me die a little inside each time I see it. We are slowly witnessing the death of grammar and the English language. I don't even know how some of these kids can type like this: i wud lyk 2 c u 2

    It takes me so much longer to type that than "I would like to see you too"

  • mmtlash Nov 18, 5:57 p.m.

    I wonder if kids are going to eventually just say "LOL" instead of laughing....

    ;-p

  • Screw WrAl Nov 18, 5:49 p.m.

    Wait until they see what the effects of no money is going to have on their next budget.

  • Vietnam Vet Nov 18, 5:45 p.m.

    Nothing wrong with it, but as the article said, you need to turn it off for formal writing. There's a time and place for everything...

  • MudLife Nov 18, 5:43 p.m.

    its habit!!! LOL

  • anonemoose Nov 18, 5:32 p.m.

    I see it everyday in reviewing reports filed by my employees, and some don't really care.

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