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24Nov/080

Linguistic Lapses

HI fren, how r u? arrived hre yes' day itis gr8 but quite cul..... I m very tried frm journey....Hope u 2 B fine... I wud write 2 u later
The other day when I received such an e-mail from my friend. I was shaken by his ludicrously truncated language. Apart from the agonizing linguistic abbreviations, his message was full of lackadaisical spellings, shoddy grammar and abandoned punctuation, which I found extremely difficult to comprehend. Ironically, my fellow friend is not a high school out as his linguistic error would error would suggest. He is now pursing his master's degree in English literature overseas. so certainly, the typographical errors are just the resultant effects of the breakneck speed with which he types. IN today's technocratic world , his message is quite acceptable in all aspects. But imagine ten years ago before compute keyboards had not handicapped our witting would, his casual writings would have only been the matter of ridicule.

However now, it largely exemplifies the post modern sense of linguistic shortcuts extensively used in the internet. typing just 'r' for are, u for you and 2 for to, my friend might save few seconds of his precious time but this has made him look like a five year old kid writing with crayons. Moreover,I believe such communication on condense language turns out to be quite impersonal as well. A coherent, welled structured message surely imbues a greater sense of encompassment to readers. I have no great feeling when somebody addresses me as 'dpesh', 'dpes' or even "the place." it makes me feel as if losing my identity. The shortcut word "luv" might technically replace the word 'love' but it cannot be amiable as the original one. Love's never or labor lost, the lazy should realize this.

It's no surprise that constant chatting on the internet has destroyed people's aptitude to think rationally and write correctly. A neighbor tells me that this ten-year old computer save son often replaces 'i' instead of 'I' and 'u' instead of 'you' in this assignment. So such destructive diversion of language can be really missing leading. This may well be exposed in examination papers as well. Imagine the disposition of an invigilator, who would find his students writing- "Shakespeare was a gr8 poet' or 'npl lies between ind and chn."

What's more sordid are the invention of imprudent internet pundits, interesting wild shortcuts at their will. The single word "because" one might write'bcoz', and the others 'b/c', 'bcos', 'b'cuz' and so on, thus creating a complete anarchy on the internet. it also exposes the scary echelon of people who don't seem to realize the differences between seemingly similar words such as: their or there, than and then, effect and affect, your and you're and many others.

I am not totally against emoticons used in e-mails they when overused can be very annoying. One of my friends is so fond of such of lurid emotions that owns when see wrote a mail to tell me about his letdown in exam, she chose a red rose to start with! i find it ridiculous also she message in a uppercase made me feel like shouting, whilst her mood at the time of writing must have been somber. Moreover, the problem of flawed spellings can be disastrous in medicine practices. The notoriously cursive handwriting of doctor's, often compared to an electrocardiograph tracking, has always misunderstanding among patients and pharmacist and now a computer-savvy doctor, and could create a deadly dilemma. The online treatment being quite common now, owns spelling error he makes in the names of the medicine, and that could well lead patients the other way.

Destructive diversion of language can be real misleading. This may well be exposed in examination paper as well. Imagine this position of an invigilator, who would find his students writing-"Shakespeare was a gr8 poet' or 'Npl lies between Ind and Chn."

No doubt, the internet has made communication better, convenient and faster. But i don't think this can compensate for the damage done two linguistics. for the arrogant shortcuts maybe more convenient for instant messaging, they implicitly cultivate a kind of stupidity within us. Such practices further deteriorate our acumen. The famous Thomas Elva Edition once said. "there is no shortcut for anything worth going and the linguistic shortcuts would only lead us to some serious mayhem." Thus, our abbreviated approach to a online typing seriously needs to be reassessed. The problem, though, is not the internet, but our hasty approach to language.

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