Like omg!! Do not blink! Some technological fad may pass. Zoom, there goes the latest iPhone everyone needs. Zoom, there goes the Facebook post everyone reads. Zoom, there goes the text lingo everyone uses. This culture reflects the world of the developed country, where they distribute one-of-a-kind items by the millions, where they focus on another celebrity divorce instead of a political disaster in a foreign country, where convenience and efficiency takes precedence over quality and novelty. Written (or, more accurately, typed) messages epitomize this hackneyed culture. The same people bewildered by the diction of classical literature would give Shakespeare a heart attack if he had the chance to read a conversation via text message. ikr?!?! its totes dum I mean omg so much hmwrk!!1!!111!!11! Despite how trivial, petulant, and gossip-laced language seems today, this linguistic evolution is, like, a big deal. For technology that has only been around for a few decades, it has successfully delivered the killing blow to one of its ancestors: letters. Et tu, Yahoo? Actual letters, by the way, not the junk or bills or ads or mail that arrives daily in the mailbox. Letters, as in a personal message written to another person simply for the pleasure of written correspondence when verbal communication is not possible. More simply, letters are texts on paper, physically taken to the sender. Letters are a work of art where sentimentality is the inspiration and the ink on paper is the medium. Communication has always taken a significant stance in humanity. From the need to express simple ideas to the rest of the hunting pack, to the development of spoken language around the hearth, to the evolution of the written word, to the first library, to the printing press, to the power of literacy, to widespread literacy, to today, the biggest advances in human history have had a connection to communication. These advances have benefited society, promoting the spread of knowledge. However, with texting, emails, and who knows next, people have gotten…shallow. It seems that modern communication too closely reflects the simplistic grunts and sounds of early man. Could it be possible that the latest model of language is more like a detrimental malady instead of an evolutionary leap? Flashback to a century ago, give or take. Newspapers are the media, and letters are the personal correspondence. If people need to make an inquiry, they wrote letters. If people needed to spread news throughout the entire family, they wrote letters. If people wanted to talk, but were physically separated, they wrote letters. Lengthy letters, more than adequately filled with equal parts etiquette and eloquence to express meaningful thoughts and feelings. A piece of the write lives on the page. Now, compare to today. Where did this go? The art of letter writing deserves a longer life. Letters are a more heartfelt way of expressing oneself, full of tangible sentimentality, that makes people really think about what they want to say, and the message extends beyond the words written. The little details make all the difference to both the sender and the reader. Writing letters requires time, patience, thought. The permanence of ink on paper forces the writer to consider exactly how he or she wants to express his or her ideas effectively. Not only does this prove to the reader the effort the writer is willing to make in order to nurture a relationship, but will increase the articulacy of writing in general, especially for students, whose myriad of tests demand nothing short of excellence. Overall spelling, grammar, and natural flow of ideas will improve. A better grasp of writing will allow people to develop a broader understanding of literature and the artillery available to them. Letters also give an emotional outlet as well as a tangible object to attach these emotions to. This psychological benefit is self explanatory. Think of members of the…
Topic: Like Father Like Son
Abstract: My father and mother both fell in love and dropped out of school at a young age. My father was the steady income of our family and did what he had to do to take care of us. Growing up my father always put me to work and made me join sports and compete. When he put me to work I hated it and when I would not finish a task he’d get angry and make me . My father taught me about good social and communication skills. From succeeding in building his own roofing…
1. A young girl named scout lived with her dad Atticus and her brother Jem, her mother died when she was two from a heart attack
2. A) Atticus does not like criminal law because he does not like to feel guilty for putting people to death.
B) Atticus is a good father and gives both his kids a fair chance and plays with them whenever he can.
3. Bob Radley also known as Arthur Radley and he is a figure of fear and mystery because he only leaves his house at night…
Sunday, October 5, 2014
“Like Is Not Love, Love Is Not Like”
Like and love are two completely different things. When a person likes somebody, he or she is just getting to know that person and trying to figure out if there is something more between the two of them. Like is just making friends, so it is not as deep as love is. People do not really know if they are going to grow to be the best of friends or discover that they really do not like each other as much as they thought they…
punctuation. It may be perceived like this: “we don’t hear any shouting; no one screams. Reading heated dialogue without the quotation marks is like watching chase scenes in “The Bourne Supremacy” with the sound off.” (Shriver) It just doesn’t quite have the same effect.
McCarthy doesn’t mind insulting literary giants either. He spent most of his time with scientists rather than with literaries. Aside from writing, he separated himself from writers, and didn’t like to speak about his own work. He…
preparing for my 12 forthcoming GCSE exams and I can honestly say I am not lazy, I work extremely hard to ensure I will achieve my 12 A* to B grades all my exams. In addition to this I have a Saturday job to help me save up for my future.
Firstly I would like to speak on behalf of all the young people of the British society. We are not “WET” for Jaime Oliver to “brand” a whole generation as “wet” is just disrespectful. The word “wet” is an insulting/derogatory term of abuse, and a massive generalization…
go away now ----" (pg 208)
➢ “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (p.225)
➢ “Which is better—to be a pack of painted niggers like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is?” (p. 200)
➢ “Eyes shining, mouths open, triumphant, they savoured the right of domination. They were lifted up: were friends” (p.27)
• “Now, though, they squatted at every street corner, dressed…
I like challenges and I can sort all type of problems I face with very well, it’s one of my day to day rules on training the new drivers to get them to face there self and adapt them self to the new rules its require from them to pass there test to become a bus drivers and with the existing drivers to performs there duties to the best standard and safe manner.
As someone like challenges I can find this job well satisfy me to performs in better way in my life as I will be responsible and have the…
Days Like These
I ran to the bottom of the jetty, my feet taking to the air as i jumped into the Red sea. Fish circled me as plunged into the water, the splash soaked people around me. My eyes opened to the fifty meter drop below, the white sand bed, and bright fish, with beautiful coral in the background. Egypt was like no other place i had ever been before.
The sea felt thick with salt sticking to my hair and body, the sun lightened the sea giving out a sparkle to everything. The heat of…
Michael Smith Smith - 1 -
English Composition 1
May 17, 2002
Bend It Like Bhamra
Bend It Like Beckham is a movie that is both entertaining and characteristically insightful. In this movie you are introduced to many characters which display many similar traits but also many different traits. The characters that showed the most interesting traits were Jesminder or Jess and her mother…