reply to post by Diplomat
I'm afraid I still cannot agree with you, that there is some intentional agenda here.
The fact of the matter is technology. It is changing us, not as some "grand design", but just is
Let's look at it another way, perhaps?
In Shakespeare's time, were not words spelt much differently? Even (if you are an American) our revolutionary-era documents display this older
style, yet competely acceptable, way of spelling.
And, of course, speech patterns, words long obsolete, phrasing, etc. Just in the English language, but this sort of thing occurs in all languages,
all cultures, for various reasons.
Today, we have a fast-paced society, in the Western World at least. Like SDog, there is "txt-speak" infiltrating our lexicons. Not only that,
check out sites such as "Urban Dictionary" (Is that right? '-ary'? Or, is it '-ery'? Nope, I was correct the first time...whew!)
I'm fairly lucky, for some reason, and I think I know why --- but I can almost always see
a word when it is spelled incorrectly.
Because, I think this is key, I read a LOT when I was young, starting very early, and continuing.
I am also a strong proponent of parents' reading to their children, regularly, and starting as young as pre-school ages. Sharing, reading along...I
credit my mother for doing that with me....
[edit on 25 March 2010 by weedwhacker]