Texting, social media blamed for spelling woes

Not surprising is it? It’s also not just spelling but also the death of grammar. Even spelling and grammar checkers built into wordprocessors and apps don’t address this issue because they don’t necessarily teach (only correct) and kids won’t learn (only follow).

On the other hand, maybe this is just part of the natural evolution of language. Over time the social media vernacular will become the predominant and widely accepted form of communication, while what we know today, involving correct spelling and proper grammar, becomes just another dead language.

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Social media and text messaging are killing kids’ spelling skills, most Australians fear.