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
Twilight is abusive. Twilight is derogatory towards men. Twilight has no plot. Twilight fans have bad grammar, and should I say, spelling. And Stephanie Meyer became famous for absolutely no reason.
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“OMG dumb ppl believe in magic omg 2 much” …??? AND YOUR SAYING ITS NOT DUMB TO BELEIVE IN VAMPIRES OR WEREWOLVES.
Depyness and Random Stuff…
Narrator:In the futuristic future, there are 3 siblings, who are poor. Morty, the eldest brother, Muwa, who was named after the noise the cow makes, and hope, named after “hope the child will never be a character in a theater performance.” The day is WoobyWedSaturday- its a future Strongday. Strongdays have a much better vibe than weekdays. Oh and by the way, everyone in the future is strong. They got strong quads, so people dont need cars or any other transportation...or any weekdays. Anyways, 3…
How can this be? I don't think the average person intends to disrespect God when they use the
OMG! Yet most lack the awareness to realize what they are doing. I think what has happened is that
our society and community has developed a collective blind spot to this serious ailment. Only
awareness will bring it back into view so that we can sort it out.
I think of it like smoking. Smoking never killed anyone. I've never seen anyone fall over dead from
smoking a cigarette. But we…
Sensor modulation transfer function
measurement using band-limited laser speckle
Xi Chen,1* Nicholas George,2 Gennadiy Agranov,1 Changmeng Liu1 and Bob Gravelle1
Aptina Imaging, 3080 N. First Street, San Jose, CA, 95124, USA
The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 14627, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Abstract: A new methodology for image sensor modulation transfer
function measurement using band-limited laser speckle is presented. We
use a circular opal…
lot of cool tools that help people like us who hv a hard time with Math. Shoot u no u & I both r like illerate when it comes to that darn subject. Neway they hv a library that has a lot of tools with links to help with subjects u hv trouble with. There’s one called Center for Mathematics (CME), it helps u w/ basic math all the way to college math that hard stuff. Girl they even offer u a live tutor 24/7, I was like shut up! ;) U can’t get that newhere else. OMG they even hv one called Center for…
always there for me when I’m sad. She’s like my sista. I had some good times and bad times. She would always invite me everywhere she goes. We went to this road trip to Vancouver to California to Las Vegas. OMG One time we had the crush on this guy then we had a commutation who he wanted to date then I won LOL. (JK) When we were in Vegas, we would always look out the window and see those hot shirt less guys. So many good times. I will always love you.
Monica is like my perverted friends that i love. We…
The reason is that, by using the correct punctuation, it shows our readers that we care as punctuation helps to clarify the meaning of our message. Also, it helps us to demonstrate that we are well-educated. However, the younger generations do not like to use proper grammar and punctuation, especially when text messaging (Prigg 2012). For instance, they rarely use full stop and comma in their sentences. Regarding this issue, the English professor Ben Yagoda stated that punctuation is still the key…
the school has disgusted me . like everyone else , I took courses in physics, chemistry biology at . I hate every moment. why? it is very simple : teachers were content to " follow the program " , that is to say send us amount of information and formulas that we had to memorize and regurgitate the day of the exam . when we asked questions about the usefulness of all this , we often was responding : "We need to learn because it'll be a consideration ." I would have like to deepen the scientific method…
teenager myself I feel that the media itself has had a great effect and influence on teenagers more specifically through the internet and TV. As often many slang and nonstandard words are used through social networking sites which we use such as ‘’ OMG ‘’ or ‘’ THAT WAS SLICK ‘’. These words or words similar to this are vast growing trend, and with a click of button millions are using it which has become normal, Also new words are constantly been made by teenagers such as ‘’ selfie ‘’, This takes…
glowing cloud and dark and scary lake plus the ominous fissure running down to the mansion. The he also have created another but different scary setting inside the mansion where the corridors are thoroughly filled with ordinary objects that fells like scream OMG I am in horror story. He also has crafted another mysterious setting with the dank underground tomb. The fact the Usher has not left the house in many years makes the story and adds to the setting another horrifying factor. The story tells narrates…