Ya, and they vote.
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority;
they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise;
they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents,
chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their
teachers.” -SocratesCongratulations Jess, you're now
I get emails from top corporate officers that are full of misspelling and bad
grammar and sentence fragments. I often have to read them twice to figure them
out. It's not just the young who have a hard time with language. I saw a piece of furniture the other day that had a tag that said it complied
with "Calafornia" standards on formaldehyde. I figured it must have been
made in China or somewhere else where they don't speak English, so I
checked. Nope, it said Made in U.S.A.
What can you expect from a country which devalues education so much? We value
bombs, guns, and sports heroes more than "being smart" and
Socrates may have seen it coming, but it's a lot worse now.
re: Roland KayserI have noticed the bottom lines on CNN, Fox, ESPN,
etc... with terrible spelling and other assorted grammar issues. What bothers me most is reading correspondence (regardless of format) with
everything in one paragraph with minimal punctuation and all lower case letters.
Well said, Jess. They also need to work on knowing the difference of using the
words 'you're' and 'your.' That drives me in sane.
2in1year: I think you meant "insane."The best
illustrations of bad grammar, bad syntax, bad spelling, and other language
misuse are most commonly found in on-line comments. I guess when one is
anonymous, it's easy to be careless. In the age of electronic
media and instant communication, speed trumps accuracy. Does anyone ever
proof-read any more?
Good catch, Curmudgeon. I think you meant "proofread."
Welcome to today.
Silly. Its the plight of every generation to get so old as to be annoyed by the
younger generation. My suggestion to Jess would be to try involve himself with
more collage educated younger people so he sees the hope of what wonderful
people are growing up to take our places.
I know plenty of adults that have these same problems...
The preceding comments are dittos from the 1980's, 1960's,
1940's, etc. We get what we expect. In regards to this letter and a
previous letter I have relied to, who are truly taking the lazy path?