English with Andrew
Is SMS texting ruining our writing skills?
Handwritten letters are gone. Now love comes packaged in misspelled texts written by a clumsy pair of thumbs. The age of handwritten letters, making their perishable crawl across the country to an awaiting lover’s mailbox, is over. In their place are heartfelt missives delivered instantly and electronically — a tender, “Luv u,” or the simple yet ethereal winky face, and violations of standard written English, such as using “gonna” in place of “going to” or several exclamation points at a time instead of just one.
Your written English is so important for your future, and a pressing question emerges from this emotional wreckage: In migrating our lives to texting, does our grammar suffer to expediency?
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