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10.9.08

WTF ZOMG LOL? Ya Rly

Posted by Varun

I read in the newspaper today that recent study has found the sms lingo,or the chat lingo,to be actually beneficial for us.Finally,some sense has been bashed into the purists' heads.



Isn't it obvious the shorter version of the language is going to take over,some time or the other?It's like Cricket.You had the boring six day matches,cut to 5 days,down to a single day and now we have games completing in 3 hours! Humanity has always striven for optimization.When there were too many hand signs to decipher,ancient humans created signal patterns,which evolved into the alphabet,which has now formed chains we call language.Now such optimization of the language is nothing but the next step in it's evolution.
Youth is always more appreciative of change,while age resists change.It's obvious that the younger generation has optimized 'really' into 'rly' seeing that it doesn't have a meaning anyway,but would sound like 'really'.The Earlier generation resists this change since
1.They have to learn something new that they may not necessarily like
2.Half the time they won't know head or tail what what their daughter just SMS'ed them.



I also don't understand what this hoopla about literary scholars and greats not liking the new trends in language.If they don't want to use it,the hell with them! It will only do good everywhere. It's not easy to logically explain to a kid with an independent,unshackled mind why why is not y? Just because some old geyser said so?

What do you think?


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16 comments:

Shantharam Shenoy K said...

well...am rather used to dat sms lingo...even if i dont use it here...

Artbeat said...

I think it will entail going back to school to learn a new language of acronyms for the older generation. Whilst there might be a place for it in our fast moving world I for one will stick to the language i know.

Christina said...

Thank you for running my EC today! Christina

Tanmay said...

great looking..perhaps you could take out some unused widgets..

Dan* said...

hear in many times even sms :D . But i dont use it :)

ghprod said...

Yup ... next generation is always make a new improvment to effective their life ....

As we grow .. we will feel like an OLD FASHION man :p

manorath said...

sms lingo?? no thanks!!
sms lingo = not very keen..

Ashish said...

Really nice post .......I thought the same way.....but gud to see u also think the same

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Anonymous said...

I think when our 17 year old intern leaves a note on my paperwork that says 'wft?' something has gone seriously wrong!!

I hate people not using proper language. It means they forget to use it when they really need to. I'm afraid some kids don't know that 'wtf' is not proper business language. What if a client saw that?

Varun said...

@anonymous : Of course in a business environment it isn't appropriate,but you can't deny the fact that apart from such situations,the new,shortened language can't be bad for us!

Carolina Z said...

Well-written... got me convinced and laughing loudly. LOL.. is it? ;)

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

the generation gap between us and the next generation will be - SMS LINGO!

Attila said...

very true.. and the convenience of this kind of lingo will replace any form of communique anywhere.. just a matter of time..

btw.. staring at what the red ranger said made me go dizzy..

Anish said...

can;t say so Varun..

unless there is this universal language of sms lingo, things will get tough to comprehend as diff palces adopt diff sms lingos. these things are created and twisted with will.
So my take on it will be- create a uniform lingo and then adopt it :)

Dawne Berry said...

Hi!
Language defines how we think. For instance, French tends to allow people to express their emotions more freely, whereas English is more conceptual and therefore a more mental language. So if language helps define how we think, then it also defines how whole groups do as well and that means entire cultures. In the case of "shorthanding" a language, it will define a sub-culture.
Now, this is just a thought, but if you continually shorthand your thoughts, expressing more complex experiences, especially those involving emotions, could become a far more difficult task. The more words we have, the more tools we have to express our ideas, thoughts and experiences.