Chat-Speak Invades the Classroom
gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Thu Sep 19 17:50:24 UTC 2002
I remember in the second grade I consistently used "+" in place of
"and." I don't remember how I picked it up, but it took me years to
shake, despite harangues from teachers. I suspect I learned it up from
my father who sometimes writes with what I consider remnants of his
rural roots (such as writing the T in St. Louis as a small caps letter:
the height of a normal lower case character, but otherwise the same
form as the capital).
From the New York Times:
"EACH September Jacqueline Harding prepares a classroom presentation on
the common writing mistakes she sees in her students' work.
Ms. Harding, an eighth-grade English teacher at Viking Middle School in
Guernee, Ill., scribbles the words that have plagued generations of
schoolchildren across her whiteboard:
There. Their. They're.
To. Too. Two.
This September, she has added a new list: u, r, ur, b4, wuz, cuz, 2."
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org
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