Re: Fwd: The direction of the English language

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Tue 04 Mar 2003 - 16:29:06 GMT

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    "Judith Gillespie, of the Scottish Parent Teacher Council, told the newspaper a decline in grammar and written English was partly linked to the text messaging craze.

    "Pupils think orally and write phonetically," she said."

    Every time our language or culture changes people come rushing forth to predict their decline and fall. Change is just change. It comes with the territory. Just as summer, fall and winter follow spring, culture is going to look different with the passage of time. It's neither decline nor ascent. It's just change.


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