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Posted by on May. 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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 what have we come to as a society where we can't write out a simple phrase or even speak it?  it's a sad state!

i was flipping through my daughter's yearbook the other day & kept seeing #hags.  i asked her what it meant & she said "have a great summer".  not only was it written everywhere but yesterday when all the kids were saying goodbye (last day of school) i kept hearing "hags andy" "hags jennifer".  to make things worse these are elementary school kids & while some do have cell phones not all do yet they all seemed to know "hags", even the little ones.  made me sad!

 

by on May. 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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proudmommy690
by Christa on May. 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Omg that's ridiculous -_-
yvonne37
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

it is sad.. especially when they are "learning" to misspell words.. i have read letters (in pen and paper) from high scholars that make me want to cry..   they spell things like you are = ur   or  even you= u   

what is going to happen in the future? our language will be changed and we will not use complete words, people will be fine with just writing single letters?

yvonne37
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM

lol  <-----  ups!   laughing

Quoting proudmommy690: Omg that's ridiculous -_-


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lizzig
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM

 tsk tsk i know many english teachers that would have a melt down over that!

Quoting yvonne37:

it is sad.. especially when they are "learning" to misspell words.. i have read letters (in pen and paper) from high scholars that make me want to cry..   they spell things like you are = ur   or  even you= u   

what is going to happen in the future? our language will be changed and we will not use complete words, people will be fine with just writing single letters?

 

rockinmomto2
by Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I graduated high school 11 years ago, and a good portion of my yearbooks were signed with HAGS or something similar. That's not a new thing.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

 perhaps not new in writing but were your friends verbally saying "hags" to you rather than "have a great summer"?  probably not!

Quoting rockinmomto2:

I graduated high school 11 years ago, and a good portion of my yearbooks were signed with HAGS or something similar. That's not a new thing.

 

yvonne37
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM

really? didnt know that.. but maybe because i graduated 25 years ago ;))

Quoting rockinmomto2:

I graduated high school 11 years ago, and a good portion of my yearbooks were signed with HAGS or something similar. That's not a new thing.


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rockinmomto2
by Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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No, but does it really matter how children speak to each other? Life really isn't that serious.

Quoting lizzig:

 perhaps not new in writing but were your friends verbally saying "hags" to you rather than "have a great summer"?  probably not!

Quoting rockinmomto2:

I graduated high school 11 years ago, and a good portion of my yearbooks were signed with HAGS or something similar. That's not a new thing.

 


mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Kids aren't learning to misspell words, they are told to spell the word how it sounds so that they spend writing time actually writing, not screaming "MRS SMITH, HOW DO YOU SPELL BECAUSE?!?!?" then the misspelled words are corrected, and put into a "Words I Use a Lot" book so that they look back at that the next time, and this means they'll be better spellers. They start this in first grade (maybe kindergarten), and by 5th grade they're spelling pros. In high school u/ur in place of you/your would NOT fly. And if it does fly at the school in your area, they have an issue, but that is most assuredly NOT the case in most schools.

If kids were learning (ie: encouraged) to spell like shit, why do kids still have spelling tests? That right there proves they're teaching students to spell properly.

Quoting yvonne37:

it is sad.. especially when they are "learning" to misspell words.. i have read letters (in pen and paper) from high scholars that make me want to cry..   they spell things like you are = ur   or  even you= u   

what is going to happen in the future? our language will be changed and we will not use complete words, people will be fine with just writing single letters?


mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I don't see the big deal.  Abbreviations for phrases were around when I was in school, and I graduated high school 14 yrs ago.

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