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    See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

    Ok, check this out.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_...that-regul.html

    Now, yes, I'm a critic of texting and, no, I don't know what I am NOT a critic of. However, once again, where is this funding and where can I get some! Damn! It almost makes me worry that it was performed in Canada and that it could have come from my tax dollars.

    First of all, can you imagine if drug companies ran studies like this? 40 subjects? On top of that, what's "about 40" Is that like 39? Or is that like 32?

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    The Canadian researchers discovered the young people used an enormous range of types of new language, and that girls outranked boys in use of new language.

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    Yes they did. Definitively, too. Well if we can change the meaning of definitive to mean "What was observed by the few kids we were able to convince to participate after school in exchange for cookies and milk."

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    But they didn't find much evidence that using abbreviated words, shortcuts, word combinations, letters and numbers or even phonetic spellings was connected with bad spelling.

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    So what evidence DID they find?

    Not going to lie here. This study doesn't reassure me at ALL as a parent, lol. It does even less as a tax payer [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

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    On top of that, what's "about 40" Is that like 39? Or is that like 32?

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    It's always 42.
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    Re: See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

    "Kids who are good spellers [academically] are good spellers in instant messaging"

    How could they possibly know?
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    Re: See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

    Man I sucked at spelling when I was younger (ok now too) but it was hell for me when I was in law enforcement. Then one day computers with spell checker came into my life... Amazing I am not an idiot after all just a poor speller... In my case a lot of misspelling came from basic rules that I did not catch onto until later in life (i before e except after c)... My real issue is that a lot of words have multiple spellings with multiple uses or just plain complicated spelling spell cipher (cipher, sipehr psypher, sypher)? or opposite to, too, two...
    But in the end doesn't it all come down to BEER? Beer is the ultimate answer to all questions in the universe so yes the answer to your question is BEER.
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    Re: See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

    Oh yeah! English is no joke! I sometimes think they're trying to trick people. Good spellers or not, though, I think it's super dangerous to go around making claims like this on the basis of 40 subjects. Geez, and we think that Wikipedia is a questionable source for information.
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    Re: See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

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    Sighpher

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    Its all about phonetics... sifur
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    Re: See! Txting maks us gooder spelrs

    wudnt that b fonetix

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