Well I just loved this. Such a fantastic way to get students into the learning. It made me want to log into twitter and see how many grammar mistakes I could find. It got me thinking about all the fb updates I see and would do myself that are incorrect. I have been thinking, it is certainly a reflection of the individual how you type, write, spell and interact with others at a social media level. I know it can be seen as being ‘cool’ etc….. but I personally think it is laziness. I have added the link here to the red balloon, for those who missed it, or those who haven’t seen it.
I thought for fun I would share some abbreviations that I have known, and some that are new to me also (thanks to reading my 12yr old sons msgs…. some are just a bit stupid really!!)
lol – laugh out loud (depending on what generation you are from, my aunt who is late 50’s thinks it is lots of love)
brb – be right back ikr – I know right (courtesy of the 12yr old)
k -ok (I mean seriously you have dropped one letter… how much time did it save?)
bae – before anyone else (I honestly thought this was just like saying babe… with out the extra b sound… I didn’t realize it was a completely different thing!
Ily- I love you YOLO – you only live once (sadly this can be used to do many dumb things and the excuse is, you only live once!! L8R – Later
A few of these probably ring a bell with you, and some may not. I think its amazing how each generation of young persons can seem to add to the list, and some are great and others are just stupid!