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**True Story** A UK university did a survey and has established that the present generation are not happy the way text messages are sent.
They have resorted to shortened messages eg: You are - U R etc.
They have also decided if you include fullstops, commas etc etc they find it offensive?
There was more...
Unbelievable but true.

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**True Story** A UK university did a survey and has established that the present generation are not happy the way text messages are sent.
They have resorted to shortened messages eg: You are - U R etc.
They have also decided if you include fullstops, commas etc etc they find it offensive?
There was more...
Unbelievable but true.

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And this matters - why?
 
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**True Story** A UK university did a survey and has established that the present generation are not happy the way text messages are sent.
They have resorted to shortened messages eg: You are - U R etc.
They have also decided if you include fullstops, commas etc etc they find it offensive?
There was more...
Unbelievable but true.

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In all things I yearn for the past. Modern fashions seem to keep on growing more and more debased. I find that even among the splendid pieces of furniture built by our master cabinetmakers, those in the old forms are the most pleasing.
And as for writing letters, surviving scraps from the past reveal how superb the phrasing used to be. The ordinary spoken language has also steadily coarsened. People used to say "raise the carriage shafts" or "trim the lamp wick," but people today say "raise it" or "trim it." When they should say, "Let the men of the palace staff stand forth!" they say, "Torches! Let's have some light!" Instead of calling the place where the lectures on the Sutra of the Golden Light are delivered before the emperor "the Hall of the Imperial Lecture," they shorten it to "the Lecture Hall," a deplorable corruption, an old gentleman complained.
  • Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness), Yoshida Kenkō
    1330 - 1332 AD
 

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