It's interesting to see that people have started to revolt against netspeak or textspeak, with a Facebook page created for people against talking "lyk dis". Many of the people I have seen join this page are people I went to school with who I used to get annoyed at when talking to them on messenger. Personally, I've never been a fan and I have gotten much flack from people who ask me why I insist on using full English text in phone messages and chat windows - the answer is simple; I've worked hard to become fluently English, so why should I discount that? I don't think there is a place in school for using netspeak, despite what David Crystal might say. It's not necessary, especially when it seems that it is being phased out (in terms of microblogging, I rarely see abbreviations of vowels in people's Twitter feeds). The basics of English are still having to be taught to many year 7s and above, so I really can't stand up and defend using Netspeak in the classroom at all.
On another note, I'm less enthusiastic about wikis now, as I tried setting one up earlier and got a headache!
Hopefully, a more lighthearted post will appear during the break (I did see Chicago the other week and I'm eager to give a review), so until then...
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