The Internet is making me grammatically incompetent.
Due to social networking websites such as MySpace, Facebook, MSN and Twitter, I can no longer string a sentence together or comprehend sophisticated vocabulary because I do not own a dictionary. I feel I have to remove all vowels from my keyboard and use a lot of emoticon expressions in order to fit in to and communicate to my online community of peers. It takes me a while to read dissertations (well not to read, but to understand it) yet th!3 iz purfocktlie und3rstandtable because I have to read status’s like this everyday. I do not understand when it came in to fashion and what the fuck does :L mean?! There are only so many characters that can follow a colon or a semi colon that make visual sense but :L who’s face does that in the slightest? And the amount of times I have to tell people the difference between ‘you’re’ and ‘your’ makes me want to shit myself repeatedly. I will not hesitate to correct bad grammar, I’m not saying mine is 100% perfect, but it’s not annoyingly littered with errors. I think my bad grammar wrath evolved from my mother, she is always telling me what I’m doing wrong and if I’ve used a double negative, she even came to my end of year exhibition at college, walked up to my piece and pointed out all of my mistakes in my artist statement, so now I feel like I shouldn’t be the only one who can actually write a blog without the use of numbers as letters and punctuation as emotion. This is my plea to the online world to bring back vowels and to stop making emoticons that make no sense in order to re-educate ourselves, as our grasp of the English language and how it should be used is slowly slipping away and I are not lyking it!
(The amount of times I had to proof read this for mistakes was unnecessary)