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Texting generation: How's your vocabulary? LOL

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  • ponder_stibbons roosevelt, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    I refuse to use short hand when I type or text. It does not save time, and it just makes us look dumb as a culture.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    I'm horrible at this. But, there's also a cult following of folks that's like to be the English patrol.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 11:52 p.m.

    I remember reading a source that said a person develops about a thousand word vocabulary for each year of age. Of course at some point in the elderly years this break off, but I do believe a 40-year old does have twice as large of a vocabulary as a 20-year old. And it isn't because the older of the two studies vocabulary words. It has everything to do with every day usage of terms they need to know, generally for employment if nothing else.

    Abbreviations are taking over the world, though, it seems. It amazes me the people with educations that can't write properly. For example, I knew a gentleman at work who had earned a Master's Degree, yet he couldn't write a memo or a paragraph that didn't contain fragments and at least one run-on sentence.