Youth's inability to communicate intelligently

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  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    July 24, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    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?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 23, 2013 10:07 p.m.

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

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    July 23, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    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.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    July 23, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    Welcome to today.

  • 2in1year Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 23, 2013 12:27 p.m.

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

  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    July 23, 2013 9:58 a.m.


  • Curmudgeon Salt Lake City, UT
    July 23, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    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?

  • 2in1year Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 23, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    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.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    July 23, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 23, 2013 8:29 a.m.

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

  • FreedomFighter41 Orem, UT
    July 23, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    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."

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 23, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    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.

  • thatthatguy Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 23, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    “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.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 23, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    Ya, and they vote.