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(Yahoo)   Perfessor say the kidzz no longger needs to learn the spelling and that grammarica stuff because of ur phones is smart enuff   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 137
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2013-08-04 06:30:14 PM  
Did he get it from Yahoo Answers? That place is hilarious.
 
2013-08-04 06:30:28 PM  
May phon its stupidest
 
2013-08-04 06:30:48 PM  
IDK My BFF Jill?
 
2013-08-04 06:31:39 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-08-04 06:31:50 PM  
Grammar thread? Grammar Ashley!

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-04 06:31:56 PM  
Hez rite! I dote neeed skool. I hav mi fone!
 
2013-08-04 06:32:38 PM  
gud
 
2013-08-04 06:33:18 PM  
Cripes - the LOLCATS have taken over academia now!
 
2013-08-04 06:33:52 PM  
[insert gratuitusley misspelled comment here]
 
2013-08-04 06:36:22 PM  
I've noticed it is a lot faster to sort through a stack of applications/resumes in the last ten years or so.
 
2013-08-04 06:36:33 PM  
A world where every novel reads like a Damn You Autocorrect entry is not one in which I am wont to live.
 
2013-08-04 06:36:39 PM  
Yes because misspellings in architectural plans won't mean a half million dollar change order.
 
2013-08-04 06:37:36 PM  
Yep perfesser, all will nede too du is spel that paswerd korectlee.
 
2013-08-04 06:38:42 PM  
Actually, spelling is so farked up that "learning" it is probably bad for a kids brain anyway. There's more important stuff to learn, like critical thinking, math and science.
 
2013-08-04 06:39:50 PM  
Send this dumkopf to zee grammar Nazis
 
2013-08-04 06:46:21 PM  
Correcting spelling is the one thing Teddy Roosevelt never accomplished.  Everyone made fun of him for it, even.

\imagine the balls needed to make fun of TR...solid farking titanium
 
2013-08-04 06:50:29 PM  
media.kgw.com
/crybaby jeopardy kid misspells his agreement
 
2013-08-04 06:51:46 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Yes because misspellings in architectural plans won't mean a half million dollar change order.


In the early 90's, when I first saw Windows icons, I thought it was the beginning of the end of literacy. I called them hieroglyphs - which seemed appropriate at the time considering I lived in the Middle East. There were no LOL, IMHO, or all the other internet shorthand at that time.

The premise is that we don't need to understand spelling, grammar, mathematics etc. because we have smart phones. Who programs the smart phones? Where do we find the capacity do understand law, engineering, medicine if it isn't important to know the basics?

/Grammar Nazi
//Enjoyable hobby
 
2013-08-04 06:54:06 PM  
Even newspaper editors and writers can't parse an article (or title) correctly. We have become an Idiocracy.
 
2013-08-04 06:54:53 PM  

derpy: May phon its stupidest


Your a idiot
 
2013-08-04 06:56:15 PM  

Farxist Marxist: Smeggy Smurf: Yes because misspellings in architectural plans won't mean a half million dollar change order.

In the early 90's, when I first saw Windows icons, I thought it was the beginning of the end of literacy. I called them hieroglyphs - which seemed appropriate at the time considering I lived in the Middle East. There were no LOL, IMHO, or all the other internet shorthand at that time.

The premise is that we don't need to understand spelling, grammar, mathematics etc. because we have smart phones. Who programs the smart phones? Where do we find the capacity do understand law, engineering, medicine if it isn't important to know the basics?

/Grammar Nazi
//Enjoyable hobby


You missed a comma

/heil
 
2013-08-04 06:57:29 PM  

KidneyStone: derpy: May phon its stupidest

Your a idiot


Know is nut
 
2013-08-04 06:57:58 PM  

Farxist Marxist: Smeggy Smurf: Yes because misspellings in architectural plans won't mean a half million dollar change order.

In the early 90's, when I first saw Windows icons, I thought it was the beginning of the end of literacy. I called them hieroglyphs - which seemed appropriate at the time considering I lived in the Middle East. There were no LOL, IMHO, or all the other internet shorthand at that time.

The premise is that we don't need to understand spelling, grammar, mathematics etc. because we have smart phones. Who programs the smart phones? Where do we find the capacity do understand law, engineering, medicine if it isn't important to know the basics?

/Grammar Nazi
//Enjoyable hobby


/piling on
 
2013-08-04 07:01:09 PM  
The English language needs an overhaul. Modern English is a cobbled together language made up of bits and pieces of many languages. Spelling English is difficult because there are no set rules. English spelling rules all go something like this: Rule, and now the exceptions. I was able to spell in my High School German class better than my English class because all the German spelling followed the rules.
 
2013-08-04 07:01:16 PM  

KidneyStone: Farxist Marxist: Smeggy Smurf: Yes because misspellings in architectural plans won't mean a half million dollar change order.

In the early 90's, when I first saw Windows icons, I thought it was the beginning of the end of literacy. I called them hieroglyphs - which seemed appropriate at the time considering I lived in the Middle East. There were no LOL, IMHO, or all the other internet shorthand at that time.

The premise is that we don't need to understand spelling, grammar, mathematics etc. because we have smart phones. Who programs the smart phones? Where do we find the capacity do understand law, engineering, medicine if it isn't important to know the basics?

/Grammar Nazi
//Enjoyable hobby

You missed a comma

/heil


Danke fur die blumen. I also typo'd do instead of to. Gott ist mit uns.
 
2013-08-04 07:03:07 PM  
This being a Yahoo reprint of a Daily Caller retread of a Daily Mail article, I'm going to guess that they took what the professor is actually advocating for (and which socioeconomic stratum he's trying to help), ran it through their bowels a few times, picked out the good bits and threw them away, then smeared the rest on a sheet of butcher paper and handed it in to their editor, who repeated the process before stuffing the wet, smelly wad into the "Computer Hole" their IT folks set up to accept their articles.

I could be wrong, though.
 
2013-08-04 07:03:34 PM  
I loved that episode where Rory guarded the Grammerica for 2000 years.
 
2013-08-04 07:04:02 PM  
media.247sports.com
 
2013-08-04 07:05:43 PM  
hellogiggles.com
 
2013-08-04 07:05:57 PM  
Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way.

www.washingtonpost.com

approves.
 
2013-08-04 07:06:12 PM  
My daughter is going into the 2nd grade, the school is not going to be teaching her "handwriting" because they say she wont need or use it.  The teachers are are also not worried about her spelling in stories that she writes.  When i asked them about this, they said that most things are written on computers and she won't need to worry about.  Thank God for public education.
 
2013-08-04 07:10:08 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-08-04 07:10:37 PM  

timbrr_wolf: My daughter is going into the 2nd grade, the school is not going to be teaching her "handwriting" because they say she wont need or use it.  The teachers are are also not worried about her spelling in stories that she writes.  When i asked them about this, they said that most things are written on computers and she won't need to worry about.  Thank God for public education.


I wonder if pricey private prep schools are dumbing down. I kind of don't think so.
 
2013-08-04 07:10:55 PM  
He does have a point. The people who write like that can apparently still get a job at the Daily Fail. The only people cringing will be the ones used to reading the likes of the Economist and/or the Financial Times.
 
2013-08-04 07:13:22 PM  
omfg lol u guis is totes cray cray i txt gud enuf 4 teh interwebs be rollin in dem $$$ soon nuf #swag #yolo

/references available upon request
 
2013-08-04 07:13:46 PM  
College isn't for everyone.

www.thefix.com
 
2013-08-04 07:14:33 PM  
This ideal will make us more stupider.
 
2013-08-04 07:15:17 PM  
seriously, if they're going to start actively promoting feudalism, just say it.
 
2013-08-04 07:15:25 PM  

werty789: The English language needs an overhaul. Modern English is a cobbled together language made up of bits and pieces of many languages. Spelling English is difficult because there are no set rules. English spelling rules all go something like this: Rule, and now the exceptions. I was able to spell in my High School German class better than my English class because all the German spelling followed the rules.


Good idea. You get right on that; I'll be over here laughing. I had the same idea when I was taking German in High School. I have a theory about German teachers that involves them all telling their students about how superior German spelling is to English spelling. What they fail to mention is the problem with compound nouns.
 
2013-08-04 07:15:57 PM  

KidneyStone: derpy: May phon its stupidest

Your a idiot


*yore
 
2013-08-04 07:16:58 PM  
I'm sure grammar and spelling won't be required to get a law degree at CostCo.
 
2013-08-04 07:17:40 PM  

bighairyguy: I'm sure grammar and spelling won't be required to get a law degree at CostCo.


i luv u lol
 
2013-08-04 07:18:34 PM  
The faster we go, the dumber we get.
 
2013-08-04 07:18:53 PM  
This article proves that one can be a professor and still be an idiot.
 
2013-08-04 07:19:27 PM  

symptomoftheuniverse: The faster we go, the dumber we get.


aint nobody got time 4 dat lol
 
2013-08-04 07:21:55 PM  
i1214.photobucket.com
"I'm okay with this!"
 
2013-08-04 07:22:23 PM  
Semi-related: I heard one of the upper managers at work say the other day, "are we in agreeance?"
 
2013-08-04 07:24:15 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Semi-related: I heard one of the upper managers at work say the other day, "are we in agreeance?"


Was we?
 
2013-08-04 07:26:19 PM  

Vectron: Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 568x346]

approves.


That could be any 19 year old these days. It's farking atrocious. Everyone uses their computers to type their work, so handwriting isn't taught because it's not part of the "No Child Left Behind" test that determines funding levels.

It's another way the internets are farking society up.
 
2013-08-04 07:27:27 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Semi-related: I heard one of the upper managers at work say the other day, "are we in agreeance?"


What's wrong with agreeance? It's a perfectly cromulent word.
 
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