LJ 2008-09-01 13:02:00

Sep 1st, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/shropshire/7591523.stm

Absolutely the wrong time, I know, but seriously..

“I can’t belive that one of the bodys was your mam. RIP Jill Foster. I hope that the other body isnt your dad. An I hope they dont find any mor an your just havin a week somewer with your dad or sumink.”

“I miss you soo much. My thorts are with you 24/7 and there are some points in the day i just wanna break down and cry. Life feels weird without you. Please be okay, otherwise I dunno wat ill doo. RIP Jill and Jack and Breezy and Bramble.”

“Plz b ok kirstie. We r all thinkin bowt u.”

Are they kidding? No, really though.. Wake up kids, this is a serious situation, try to engage your brains please. The girl is/was 15, that would put her going into the second year of GCSEs, and presumably her friends are of a similar age. So either kids these days are just stupid, or the Internet is actively teaching people that there really is no need to make any sort of effort when communicating, not even following a tragedy. Christ, I’d hate to see how these kids would try to fill out a job application (or indeed one for university).

I just can’t understand it at all – when I was a year younger than these kids, I was doing spelling tests involving words like “rhododendron”, having left behind the trivial spellings such as “believe”, “somewhere”, “something”, “thoughts”, “do”, etc…

Iz this reelee wot comyoonicayshun haz cum too? Awt wee bee spelling evreething foneticlee now, beecoz itz eezee? Hav I been dooing it awl rong mye hoel lief? Iz it mee that iz misgyedid? Wen sumwun dyes, iz this thee rite wae to rispond?

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  1. lapenn
    Sep 1st, 2008 at 13:42
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    ouch. that makes my head hurt.

  2. Alex
    Sep 1st, 2008 at 16:51
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    is u is stupid. yes u is

  3. Carrie
    Sep 2nd, 2008 at 01:09
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    Those last two sentences hurt my eyeballs. :(

  4. Tony
    Sep 3rd, 2008 at 17:09
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    >>Christ, I’d hate to see how these kids would try to fill out a job application (or indeed one for university).<<

    I work in College and I have to say I’ve seen a few of it on application forms. :/

  5. license_to_fail
    Sep 4th, 2008 at 21:09
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    Heh I found your post while googling for the original wording of the messages (somehow the BBC has removed the worst bits). Couldn’t agree with you more.
    I’ve been helping a bit with recruitment where I work and some of the stuff I’ve seen on CVs is.. well not THIS bad, but also shows a complete lack of care. This will become more and more commonplace (and acceptable!!!), sadly.

    But then of course there is the counter-argument that English is a language in constant evolution – we don’t spell the way Shakespeare used to either.