#10: R.I.P Grammar

Join me as I raise my glass and wave good-bye to good grammar.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no English teacher, and occasionally I get comma happy. You may even find grammar issues in this blog, and if you do, I apologize in advance.  With that said, I do try to  put coherent sentences together. In an age where texting is such a powerful force of communication, I don’t know how long good communications skills will last.

I’m young so I use texting a lot, and sometimes it’s simply easier to abbreviate words. Sadly, between auto correct (which is the culprit of some awkward texts) and the push to consolidate a conversation into a text message, my grammar has taking a few hits.  Maybe it’s just me and that may be the case.  However, I remember a time when I didn’t have to look up words on how to spell them, yet now I sit for an embarrassing amount of time trying to think of how to spell a simple word.

Sometimes I wonder what communication will look like in the future. Between “lol” and “ttyl” or one of my new favorites “yolo” we might have a new language entirely.

Perhaps good grammar isn’t dead all together but in my opinion it’s struggling to survive.

Just a thought


P.S Y.O.L.O Translated: You. Only. Live. Once.  (Modern day Carpe Diem lol)

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5 thoughts on “#10: R.I.P Grammar

  1. Laura says:

    There are thousands of blogs and Facebook groups devoted to grammar and its sorry state today. I think we’re all shoveling sand against the tide, soon to be a tsunami.

  2. Laura says:

    I have to admit that I looked up the spelling. Your spelling looked off, but I wasn’t sure of the correct word. I guess we all need a little help once in a while.

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