Language has gone for a toss, boss!
The first thing that bothers us a lot is the language of the digital natives. The general internet culture has also had its effect on the English language, which breaks our heart. Social media has the effect of dumbing down people. We have heard instances where people have lost the art of talking and more so, talking elaborately and eloquently. Oh the charm of writing and receiving letters! The conversations online are really scarring, to say the least. There seems to be no such thing vowels in words. They are left upon the reader of the text to add them wherever required. So words like ‘text’ become ‘txt’ and ‘road become ‘rd’. This is just the beginning. Another thing that is amusing is how numbers become a smaller part of a bigger word. So forward becomes 4wrd and great becomes gr8. Let’s not discuss the acronyms they use for phrases. This affects children in their studies as well because they do not seem to know the real spelling at all. It is also sad how people no longer use their brains to come up with better usage of adjectives. Everything we see is ‘just awesome’ or ‘way sexy’ according to the social butterflies. What happened to coming up with words and sentences that have an uncanny yet an elegant flow. There is a lot that is circulated on the net these days. It is not uncommon to want to belong to a community. It is healthy in fact, to be a part of a group and indulge in conversations. But in all of this we must choose wisely about what we take in and
what we communicate. A lot of debates and war of words that take place online should not be given the credibility they deserve because not everyone is an expert. Baseless arguments made online can be extremely harmful to consume.