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Published: Tuesday, July 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Ya, and they vote.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” -Socrates

Congratulations Jess, you're now officially old.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I get emails from top corporate officers that are full of misspelling and bad grammar and sentence fragments. I often have to read them twice to figure them out. It's not just the young who have a hard time with language.

I saw a piece of furniture the other day that had a tag that said it complied with "Calafornia" standards on formaldehyde. I figured it must have been made in China or somewhere else where they don't speak English, so I checked. Nope, it said Made in U.S.A.

Orem, UT

What can you expect from a country which devalues education so much? We value bombs, guns, and sports heroes more than "being smart" and "educated."

American Fork, UT

Socrates may have seen it coming, but it's a lot worse now.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

re: Roland Kayser

I have noticed the bottom lines on CNN, Fox, ESPN, etc... with terrible spelling and other assorted grammar issues.

What bothers me most is reading correspondence (regardless of format) with everything in one paragraph with minimal punctuation and all lower case letters.

Pleasant Grove, UT

Well said, Jess. They also need to work on knowing the difference of using the words 'you're' and 'your.' That drives me in sane.

Salt Lake City, UT

I think you meant "insane."

The best illustrations of bad grammar, bad syntax, bad spelling, and other language misuse are most commonly found in on-line comments. I guess when one is anonymous, it's easy to be careless.

In the age of electronic media and instant communication, speed trumps accuracy. Does anyone ever proof-read any more?

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT


Pleasant Grove, UT

Good catch, Curmudgeon. I think you meant "proofread."

Herriman, UT

Welcome to today.


Silly. Its the plight of every generation to get so old as to be annoyed by the younger generation. My suggestion to Jess would be to try involve himself with more collage educated younger people so he sees the hope of what wonderful people are growing up to take our places.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I know plenty of adults that have these same problems...

Sandy, UT

The preceding comments are dittos from the 1980's, 1960's, 1940's, etc. We get what we expect. In regards to this letter and a previous letter I have relied to, who are truly taking the lazy path?

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