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Do you pay attention to grammar and spelling when texting?

Response Percent Votes
35% 296
Most of the time, but I let some errors slide
35% 296
I don’t text
18% 157
As long as I get the point across, do those things really matter?
10% 90
Total 839


Maddy Griffin 7 years, 3 months ago

I don't text. It makes me a little crazy to read some of them. I have a friend who posts on Facebook like she's texting on her phone. It takes twice as long to decipher and try to make some sense out of what she's trying to say. As a mother who spent many years trying to teach her kids (and now the grandkids) how to use proper grammar and punctuation, I feel it is just plain wrong!!

FloridaSunshine 7 years, 3 months ago

@grammaddy...Personally, I wish we could go back to having one black phone in each house...some of you remember that? I can remember our family being on a party line for a while until we could get a "private line"!! Anyone remember THAT?? :~) Many moons ago! No answering machines, no voice mail, no computers (although I don't know quite what I'd do without this handy gadget!), no cell phones, no TEXTING (which I DETEST!!), no hand-held games to drug our children's minds. I've noticed when kids are playing these despicable games, there is no way one can get their attention without actually yelling the child's name! And I would never belittle myself by yelling at a child. Therefore, lost communication as the kid's mind turns to mush...I've seen this happen everywhere I go. The parents yell and yell at the child with no success. I suppose some parents just don't care...because I've seen this happen in grocery stores, department stores, almost everywhere. Another sad scenario is when I take my granddaughter to the play ground at the park and there are parents on their cell phones...they're not paying one bit of attention to their children...and I thought this was a special time of "bonding" for parents who are otherwise so busy!

My daughter and son-in-law have stiff regulations in place for my almost 8-year-old granddaughter regarding her little Disney video games...and they are consistent. Consistency means everything when raising a child...and thank goodness, these two parents realize it!! My granddaughter knows if she whines or begs for "more time", her computer time of 15 minutes will be forfeited the next day. So she enjoys every minute of her 15!!!

My great joy is that my granddaughter's class goes to the library every day at school...all the children are allowed to check out up to three books overnight (and she chooses such amazing titles!)...she always checks out the maximum, brings them home and her parents, or I, read the books with her. WONDERFUL!! This child's mind is definitely not turning to mush...and there's a lot of bonding going on.

I could go on and on about the negatives of technology on our children, but I've said plenty already...

FloridaSunshine 7 years, 3 months ago

ophiuchus...this is one of your "pearls of wisdom"!! HA!! LOVE IT!!!!!

labmonkey 7 years, 3 months ago

I hate "text speak," especially when it shows up other places.

dogsandcats 7 years, 3 months ago

I also hate "text speak," especially when it shows up other places, even though I text quite a bit. I spell out whole words although I may let the grammar slip a little. I h8 when ppl write like dis. And use u, ur, 2, 4, etc.

Mary Darst 7 years, 3 months ago

I seem to forget how to spell simple words whan I test. Weird......I don't want people to think I'm an idiot.

Randall Barnes 7 years, 3 months ago

who gives a crap about grammar anyway look at the president.

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