Thursday, October 6, 2011

Buzz Topic: Texting Is...Not So Dumb?

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember me posing the question, "Is Texting Making People Dumber?" I followed it up with other people's opinions on texting, the digital age, and the general state of grammar. So when I saw this article, I couldn't help but post it as well.

An Australian study reported in The Queensland Times suggests that texting actually helps students' grammar:
A recent study of 10 to 12-year-old Australian children found that regular use of text lingo (textisms) had a positive effect on spelling ability.
"It's just another form of literacy that this generation has become very adept and skilled at."
Perhaps as interesting is the very first comment underneath:
What a load of cods wallop!

This is indeed a topic that will not be closed any time soon...

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