The Great Debate - txt spk
Here is an example of a conversation in 'text speak'; "OMG, I'm way jel of u as ur txt speak is way better than mine nd it's just not kl to talk proper coz they think they way gd nd kl!"
In 'proper language' that'd translate to:
"Oh My God, I am very jealous of you as your text speak is much better than mine and it is just not cool to speak properly because they think that they are very good and cool!"
It seems that young people and adults use less punctuation whilst using 'text speak'.
We hope that text speak is becoming more uncommon, however it is still ok to use a little bit occasionally in a rushed situation. But in the long-term studies have shown that it will lead to a decrease in GCSE English Language and Literature levels if this continues. It is also quite annoying for screen readers.
But what do you think?