Essay On English Language

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Applications and websites are changing the way we write. People write in short bursts on websites, blogs in commentaries and in texting. The result of this makes the commentary and comments are choppy and short. This ‘new’ internet language is like an new evolution of English for teenagers and adults, it is similar to the converting from Elizabethan English to modern English. The way of writing has permeated our daily lives and directly affects the way we speak and write. The problem with this is the standard of spoken and written English has declined over the last 10 years. Social media is changing everything, not only through words and writing but also through communication and speech. Texting has hugely affected the English language. People didn’t need to abbreviate words until the event of the ability to send SMS (Short Message Service) on telephones. People needed to write less because it was would cost more, they needed to pay more for their telephone bills if they wrote more than one hundred and sixty characters. This inhibits the use of long words. That explains how the abbreviation of English developed. …show more content…
Text speak has become a second language for thousands of teenagers, text-speak uses abbreviated words and phrases such as "txt" for "text", "lol" for "laughing out loud”, and "CU" for "see you.” Text speak is now used like another language. In Scotland, a 13 year old schoolgirl handed in her essay entirely written in text speak. This is an extract, it said: "My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it is a gr8 plc.” It translated to "My summer holidays were a complete waste of time. Before, we used to go to New York to see my brother, his girlfriend and their three screaming kids face to face. I love New York, it is a great place.” The student found that writing like that was “easier than standard