Wednesday, April 13, 2011

These Damn Kids

You wanna know what pisses me off?  These kids and their damn acronyms and abbrev, which from here on out will be called A and A for short.  Or even just AAA, wait... 

For those of you who don’t grasp my meaning I mean: Lol, omg, U, luv etc…

But what pisses me off even more is that people are bothered by it so much.  I consider this development an annoyance.  I know a few people who think this is going to be the end of the English language as we know it.  Omg.  All these kids know this shit.  They can communicate just fine with each other.  Isn’t that the point of language?  When people argue with me about this I remind them that the word knight was once pronouncet kuh nig hut.  Its called a language shift.  This is just a very rapid language shift due to the speed of communication.  They are making their language more efficient.

But Illzior, you say, what about poetry?  You are a dork for asking that question, and if I knew where you were I’d ride my Harley to your house and give you a wedgie.  If there’s something I hate more I haven’t found it (ooh, he’s foreshadowing.  Good one Sherlock.)  But it’s a valid point.  If these kids slim down their vocabulary too much they won’t have enough words for proper poetry.  Oh no!  The words still exist.  “Thou” is still a word.  No one is purging all our dictionaries of their poetic words.  Get over it.  Or maybe poetry could be more efficient:

U lol @ me cuz
 I luv enuf 4 2 ppl
so y u no want?

Tadah!


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