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Trogg

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Hi All

I've got a strange feeling i'm going to regret this but.......

After all the <ahem> discussion recently over the use of "text speak" i thought some of you might like to read This

My own feelings are that the school should either
1) fail the girl in question
2) should make her take extra curricular english
3) ban all use of mobile phones within the school grounds
4) make all pupils hand over their phones when they enter school grounds & only hand them back at home time.





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lol
i no wot u mean m8 i thk its bad 2

i wonder what she got out of 10 for spelling

 

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hi alan
i agree with your points 1 & 2 completely
3 i disagree with unless its an exam day &/or there switched
off or to silent
4 i disagree with but to hand them in on entrance to an exam

i would also like to add
5 if any pupil uses text in any class/ lesson that is handed in then they should be made to rewrite it in proper english grammer
twice before it is marked
6 if any text is used in an exam paper it should be failed completely

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Dead right. Fail her. If you've got a few hundred exam papers to mark, why should you have to spend half an hour deciphering one person's paper.

The same is cropping on here. Text speak is all very well when you're limited to the amount of characters you can use. So why use it on a forum where characters are unlimited???? Unless you can't/won't write properly. In which case I can't/won't bother replying.

Whoops, just saw the previous discussion/argument. Didn't mean to repeat anything.

 
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I don't think there is any question about it!! It is simply not English and so cannot possibly score more than just a VERY few marks to acknowledge the attempt and any possible structure of the essay.

As to mobile phones. I agree kids should be allowed to possess them, but they must be switched off during the all lessons and excluded from exams.

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it is not done for limited keys etc

it is supposed to be done for quickness

but it sometimes takes longer to read and understand

i agree with all points .
keep it out of schools
or before long every one will be as bad a speller than me

 

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i dunno bout ur points. i mean even if they r not allowed there fones in skool they will still use the text language cos they will hav there fone at home

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I don't mind kids having mobile phones, but they shuold be turned off whilst at school.

I don't object to anybody sending me e-mails or PMs using text talk, I just don't read them. Just like some of the posts on here.

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the reason for these postings is that for exams ect at school we believe that the true english language should be used.
or do you go to a shcool that does not teach true english.
text talk was thought up for mobile phones & i use it myself on there .
BUT i realise that there are people of all ages on here& i therefor out of respect for some of the older ones (hello geoff) ill use true english grammar even though my spelling is not perfect

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Hi Ian

I think the points raised are talking about two separate issues :

a) Writing essays, letters, posts etc. in text spk is not English (at least not yet) and hard to understand if you don't use text yourself;
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b) the use of mobile phones in any capacity during school hours is disruptive and anti-social to those around you.

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im 15 and doing my GCSE coursework and i use "text talk" when on my phone but theres no point in school. Obviously they should fail her because it's ENGLISH not a new lesson called text talk. I don't know anyone who writes in that everyone uses it in emails, txts ect, because it saves time.

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It's not that I don't understand text speak, I just don't see the need for it in computers. The "It saves time" argument is b*****ks. If you've only got 120 characters to use, it makes sense to abbreviate, otherwise it's another message and more cost. If you've got time to sit at a computer and hook up to the internet, you've got time to write properly, after all it doesn't cost any more to attempt to now does it?

 

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Text Talk is all well and good in it's place.......A MOBILE PHONE!!!

On a forum,in a letter,school work or a business report isn't the place for it.
In the last couple of months i've seen it in 3 CV's,unfortunatly for these people they didn't even get to the interview stage,as the use of text talk just conveyed a sense of laziness and lack of attention to detail,maybe unfairly but it cost 3 young school leavers the chance of a Motor Trade Apprentiship.[:(]

1st impressions are lasting impressions so keep the text talk to your mobiles.[:)]

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martin.

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well said & a good point peter
i think that sums it allup about text tlk

tight lines.
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