Todays teenagers more literate

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4390982.stm

    Deer Dr Ron McLone ,

    u r havin it larg wiv a larf an a haf innit.

    http://pws.prserv.net/mpjr/mp/dm181102.htm


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2002/09/20/do2001.xml





    This has to be an academic Waaaaaaah. It would be laughable, if it wasn't so damn serious.
     


  2. Stands to reason....ten years ago, they'd only be toddlers...couldn't read or write.
     
  3. PMSL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  4. I would like to present soldiergirl and mogz as a prime example of the illiteracy of today’s teenagers.
     
  5. After reading some of the posts on the Junior Board you get left with a rather different opinion than Dr Mclone has.
     
  6. I was never more glad than that whole stupid mess happening a couple of years after I left college!
     
  7. Ditto! :D :D :D :D :D
     
  8. Two words;

    Text language.
     
  9. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Thank you for demonstrating that schools are clearly still not teaching the correct usage of semi-colons or capitalisation. :D
     
  10. This country gets a bit more like 1984 every day!

    The Iraqi Minister of Information has clearly been parachuted into deepest Whitehall.

    V!
     
  11. Teenagers nowadays use the written word more than they would have done ten years ago (text messaging, email, the electroweb). They just don't always use it correctly.

    That may change the statistics somewhat - these people (mogz, soldiersgirl) wouldn't have read/written* at all ten years ago.

    Bear in mind that ten years ago (my schooldays), grammar wasn't really taught (it wasn't until I started learning latin that people started talking about nominative, accusative and dative cases etc, and I had to face the fact that I was trying to learn grammatical formations in other languages that I did not know in my own), and literacy was taking a back seat in schools.

    Chuck in Posh spice (who admitted that she's never read a book FFS), another member of my generation and I can quite happily believe this.

    *outside of formal education

    edited coz ay mist a poynt