Dumbing down of America

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  1. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I can't be alone on this. No one can spell or construct a complete sentence anymore. I know it's because of spell check and internet abbreviations but this is getting seriously toxic. This has become an enormous pet peeve with me. Is anyone with me on this or am I among a dying breed?

    I worked in a warehouse awhile back and the Human Resource person had everything in her office labeled. Instead of having "potential employee", she had the bins labeled "partential employee". I wanted to scream. This apparently was acceptable to the management.

    Does anyone else notice this? Does it bother you?
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Many of us here are with you. In my opinion the cause is that people simply do not care. You would think that with all the written communication that goes along with the internet people's writing skills would be better.

    You've gotta check out the online dating sites. The grammar there is horrendous and these people are trying to meet potential mates.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We have an internet based complaint system at work and one gal sticks apostrophies to every single word that ends with an S. Doe's, remember's, driver's, turn's. Make me NUTS!!!
     
  4. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe it's best they don't find mates and procreate another illiterate generation.
     
  5. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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    Quote:I beg your pardon, but don't you mean that it drives you nut's? [​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I beg your pardon, but don't you mean that it drives you nut's? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Yeah that. I have sworn to sit down with her and have an educational meeting.
     
  7. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I beg your pardon, but don't you mean that it drives you nut's? [​IMG]

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  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Another reason for the dumbing down? No one is willing to take responsibility for themselves!
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    Quote:Maybe it's best they don't find mates and procreate another illiterate generation.

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  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:OMG Kate!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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