y dus no1 like fonetic spellins n txt language

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by flower girl, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Hinckley, Leicestershire
    The majority of employers tend to fall into the category of 'the older generation' too. They usually adopt the old-fashioned idea that the people who they employ are a reflection upon them and their company. So using standard English has practical benefits as well - assuming that you want to be employed.
  2. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    You can go off some people, you know :p

    However, first of all:

    so called fonetic is misleading in that it is not really phonetic at all


    Part of the problem with it is that it doesn't conform to the 'first and last letter' algorithm, so it is much less easy to read than ordinary misspelling.

    Thirdly, although it is more compact than standard English, it really just encourages laziness, which I have always tried to discourage in the young. If they start off lazy, then it's much harder to get them out of the bad habits later, wouldn't you say ;)
  3. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    unless you are dyslexic.
  4. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    Pontyclun, South Wales
    Surely these are two seperate questions!

    There is no possible way that you could describe "txt spk" as phonetic.

    If you remove half of the letters, there is no possible way that it's going to look like it should sound.

    As for the mixed up letters thing, It still needs all of the correct letters to work properly. Therefore you need to know how to spell the words in the first place before you mix them up.

    Finally, "txt-spk" is for use on mobile phones where both bandwith and display space are severely restricted. Using it on the web is just plain unnessecary.

    Perhaps (we can hope) that as mobile phones become more advanced, the need for all the abreviated nonsense will die out.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2005
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