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LOL Shakespeare

By silence21, Terre Haute, IN

OMG 2b or not 2b that is the ?.

Imagine reading a whole essay on your favorite Shakespeare play like that; an ever-growing language that happens to be replacing Standard English. Text essays are becoming more and more common in English classes, and the fad quite often offend the teachers having to read them. Texting not only has infiltrated our cars and homes, but have steadily begun a hostile takeover of our classrooms.

Many may think that teens would prefer this shorthanded lingo, but junior Allison C. had this to say, “I think it’s terrible, honestly. I don’t think it’s at all appropriate or professional, although I can see it maybe being okay if it’s a quick rough draft. And, it’s scary that teachers let students get away with it.

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