Some literature I confiscated in class today.
Lovers of the English language, beware. This is going to hurt.
Ryan MIGHT be becoming my bf. I'm not sure yet. lol I was singin' "Georgia," and I said, "We'll clean out your dirty mouth." This fool said, "Girl, I'ma clean out your dirty mouth." BTW, can I have a piece of gum?
Chea dat sounds fun?!? lol. um ... I dun have gum I got it 4rom O'Gurl in da Back! Deres dis girl in dis class dat she's always messin wit DJ's hair in 2nd.
Who? OMG! u gotta find me a dude.
Dat white girl in the back wearing da pink shirt and kacky sweater. yup yup!
Who da hell! I'ma match maker not find ur soul mater!
Damn! That's some ****! He be lettin' her? That ain't cool. U r smart. U can do that 4 me. Just find me somebody that'll talk to me.
I wont be doin dat right now, I got my problems 2 solve wit right now but chea I'll see everyone gotz a girl!!! Yea I'ma just ask her if she likes DJ?
Ok. cool. Do u know that new dude, here? I don't know him, but he is fine! lol jus' playin'.
he is fine! so many ppl are tryin' 2 get wit him! U have him 4 any class?
Nah. What's his name? Who is talkin' 2 rite now, though.
Alex, No one I dun thynk? I Dunno he seems 2 serious I Dunno.
When will u see him again?
I see him in da hallways sometimes?
Do u talk 2 him?
No, I'd lyk 2 tho.
do me a fav., talk 2 him 2day & give him my cell #.
Uh-Uh! I dun just wanna go up 2 him and be like "hey here u go".
Not like dat! lol. just tell him dat your friend saw him & wanted 2 talk 2 him. If u don't wanna, ask someone else 2 do it.
And scene: I saw them writing probably around "No, I'd lyk 2 tho," and went and picked up the note after the last line, which was being passed with a new sheet of paper so the saga could continue. On the one hand I was a little embarrassed that it was as long as it was before I caught them, but I'm glad I have it to share
I have to thank JJ for sharing but my question is this:
Have literacy standards dropped?, Is this really just an example of cryptology?
I know we all passed notes around school, for some of us the memories are still with us in the knuckle scars or fond recollections of the strap / cane.
I know this kind of writing style isn't a fantastic example of literacy standards, however it does beg me to ask questions like; "Why do they not teach correct reading comprehension, grammar and punctuation?" ...and if they DO in fact have literacy standards, what are these standards and why am I feeling so upset about this?
I was taught the 'Queens' English' (this was between 1980-1991, so no I am not an old whinger!) at school, I have developed a love for the written word, be it in book or magazine and I am left feeling hollow, as I can see a time in our future, where the printed word, will not be nearly as precise nor descriptive, nor will vocabulary contain but a single reference to any word I was taught.
The above example may be of a minority who do not understand english very well, but if english is their second language, surely the teachers would attempt to make their writing correct in every conceivable way, rather than ignoring grossly incorrect grammar?
I'm just seeing a language being completely bastardized, regardless of the individuals intent to communicate, someone could politely explain that this level of understanding of the english language, is not going to get them a high-school graduation... or IS IT?
(keep in mind, this teacher lives in North Carolina, heheh)
Any thoughts? I know it's not confined to just English, I am interested in general opinion...