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)