Texting Language Leaks Into School Work

Posted: November 4, 2013 at 2:03 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Springdale High School seniors, from right, Mariela Rodas, Juliana Bahena and Dulce Laguna, text Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 during their lunch break at the school in Springdale. At Springdale High School students on only allowed to use their phones in passing periods and at lunch. Some students noticed texting language making its way into schoolwork which affected their scores.

Mariela Rodas, 17, said she stopped using abbreviated words and phrases in text messages after she noticed them leaking into her school work.

At A Glance:

At A Glance

Texting Language Abbreviations

idk: I don’t know

idc: I don’t care

jk: Just kidding

ur: You are/your

u: You

lol: Laughing out loud

2nite: Tonight

2moro: Tomorrow

ttyl: Talk to you later

ty: Thank you

thx/tnx: Thanks

np: No problem

vm: Voice mail

H8: Hate

L8R: Later

sry: Sorry

rly: Really

y: Why

wut: What

wbu: What about you?

plz: Please

cuz: Because

gonna: Going to

brb: Be right back

4: for

c: See

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance:

English Translation

Text Language: Ty 4 vm. C u 2moro.

English: Thank you for the voice mail. See you tomorrow.

Source: Staff Report

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Posted by: cdawg

November 4, 2013 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The nation is going to "hell-in-a-handbasket" and they are playing with their phones. Gawd.

Posted by: JailBird

November 4, 2013 at 4:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Don't think it's actually going anywhere "Money".

Ever try to read 250 year old original document? Those written in the 1700"S? I have a bible from 1820 and it is a little hard to read Not only is the script different, the some of the letters look different. The exact content is also a little different than those you pick up today. Languages and script evolve, even when reproducing the unchanging irrefutable literal word of God. :)

Didn't the people responsible for curriculum in schools consider ending the teaching of cursive writing? What ever came of that? I wouldn't have minded a little leniency when I was a child. Many times the nuns used to swat me across the knuckles with a ruler in the third grade for not using the proper form and holding the pen correctly. I might consider all that youthful effort wasted if it becomes an obsolete form of writing.

Evolution can be fun, but can also be confusing if you don't keep up with it. I don't very well and use complete sentences in text messages and emails. I often have to ask someone what "that" means when they use "txt" slang so with respect to that I suppose I am behind the times.

Posted by: jeffieboy

November 4, 2013 at 5:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Anyone comes to dinner with me leaves cellphone behind or gets it stuffed up their behind. It is a culture rudeness that is unacceptable. If you don't speak guttural Spanish, you are also behind the times. Matter of fact, you jeffie, are so far behind you make Freebie look good and I didn't think that possible.

Posted by: JailBird

November 4, 2013 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )