Since when did proper english become obsolete? Oh right...in the midst of text messaging replacing every other form of communication.
Forget letter writing, when was the last time you picked up your cell phone (who has land lines these days) and called a friend to make plans? You know, actually called them. Talked to them, and arranged plans.
Now don't get me wrong, I like texting. It's a great way to stay in touch with people while you are doing other things at the same time. We all love to multi-task. But, since when is it ok to write abbreviations for every single word in the english language?
I kid you not, here is a text that I recieved:
"Js g2 chk wit parents bt im nt at hme nd can u send me ur adres"
These kinds of text messages drive me crazy. Not only does it prove you are one lazy person (how much longer would it really take you to write an "a" in front of "nd"?), but it takes me longer to read them because they are so ridonculous.
I understand the whole 'letter limit per text' argument. But how many people aren't on a text plan these days? Most companies offer unlimited text options for pretty low rates. So, if you are an avid texter, you probably have a good texting option built into your phone plan. If you don't, then don't write long texts. Messages such as the above, typed in proper english, would not exceed the letter limit of a text. And what happened to punctuation?
Sometimes I wonder if the generations of the future will regress back to caveman grunts for communication.
Or perhaps I'm just an old soul.