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Thanks Post-Dispatch readers: Good reason America needs newspapers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Yawn, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Check just this first page of posts - just proves that the typical St. Louis Cards fan lacks basic grammar skills.

  2. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    And this is different than any other fan message board/blog in cyberspace how?
    The Internet has robbed people, particularly the younger generation, of its ability to communicate in anything but acronyms and poor spelling - LOL, ROFL, OMG, etc.
    It's very sad.
  3. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    The Internet has encouraged people at any and all times to telegraph their emotions to the world, by way of said silly-ass acronyms and Brady Bunch laugh track-esque "emoticons."
  4. The Basement

    The Basement Member

    not NSFW but maybe a DB?
  5. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

    I almost see it as the evolution of language.

    How much different is English today than it was 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? Someone from those eras would look at what is considered proper English today and be disgusted or befuddled by it.

    Maybe this step in evolution, with "LOL" AND "ROFL", is a product of being lazy or uneducated, but it's a step either way.

  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  9. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Smilies come from Satan's colon.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    True, but be thankful we have no more clowns
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Good point. Maybe someday "you" will be "u" and "are" will be "r" and it will be considered the correct spelling? Smaller and telephone keyboards have made people seek typing efficiencies. The endless acronyms I could do without, however.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    "U" instead of "you" (just one example) is just a way of getting across your point in text messages when there's a character limit, right?
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