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Old 12-02-2007, 07:26 PM   #21
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That was not intended. I was merely trying to point out that there is a demographic that has widely accepted this form of communication as perfectly valid and actually preferred. A demographic that you (and I) do not belong to.
If you divided my age by 2 (or would that be 3 could it even be by 4?) I would very cleverly fit in that demographic!
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:32 PM   #22
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That was not intended. I was merely trying to point out that there is a demographic that has widely accepted this form of communication as perfectly valid and actually preferred. A demographic that you (and I) do not belong to.
Okay!! I just took how you said it wrong. Like I was some old crone who couldn't understand teens. Not that I fully understand mine, but I do have one in the house that I do grasp some of what they do.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #23
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Then you of all people can agree that netspeak is widely known and accepted by teens.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:56 PM   #24
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Then you of all people can agree that netspeak is widely known and accepted by teens.
Actually, as you can see from my prior comments, no. My daughter and her friends, juniors in high school, try not to netspeak. They have SATs and have learned that too much netspeak can have a negative impact on SAT scores. Again, they do use it in texting because of the character limits per text, but for boards and myspace and others that they use the computer for they use regular words in general.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:00 PM   #25
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You are proving my point though. I did not say they use it all the time. I simply said it is widely known and accepted. By the sole fact that your daughter and her friends have made a decision to try to not do it that shown that they know what it is (widely known). By the fact that you told me that they do use it for texting that shows that they use it (accepted).

Also, just because your daughter and her friends have made that decision, are you telling me that you believe they are indicative of the majority of teens or do not not believe that your daughter and her friends are in the minority?
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:10 PM   #26
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Hmm I get thank you notes from all student age kids that I know when I give them something worthy of a thank you note.

As for written invitations, evites are a much more efficient, less expensive, better method for inviting people. An evite is instant, does not cost any money, and automatically tracks who is coming, not coming, or possibly coming. I see nothing wrong with using technology for that.
different strokes, to be sure....
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:23 PM   #27
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You are proving my point though. I did not say they use it all the time. I simply said it is widely known and accepted.
And my point is that NO, it is not accepted. Well taught, educated teens are rejecting it.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:31 PM   #28
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If it was not accepted then we would not be having this conversation. I asked before, but you didn't answer. Do you believe that your daughter and her friends are indicative of the majority of teens or do you believe that your daughter and her friends are in the minority?

I never said that well taught, educated teens are not rejecting it, but you certainly can not tell me that every well taught educated teen is rejecting it. And what about the teens that are not well taught? Are you just ignoring that they exist?

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Again, they do use it in texting because of the character limits per text
so really they are not rejecting it. They have actually accepted it.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:06 PM   #29
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What ever happened to old fashioned Grammer school English?????????????????
High school English, ????????????????????
When I was in school text ment a page of meaningfull words. gosh what a concept
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:24 AM   #30
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And my point is that NO, it is not accepted. Well taught, educated teens are rejecting it.
I have to strongly disagree with that. We've hosted six exchange students over the years, and most of them are very strong students. They generally take the most rigorous academic classes (AP and honors) and excel in them while becoming fluent in the everyday use of English (they study it for several years before coming over, but that's different from using it all day, every day for 10 months). The last two were here in the last three years, as texting was becoming more and more popular, and both use that in their emails to us, as well as instant messaging. They certainly know the difference between that and writing a paper for a class.

I don't see it as any different than the many acronyms we use here at DC - it just saves time when IM'ing and character usage when texting. No biggie
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