Has social media destroyed good grammar?
The rise of social media and the shift from analogue to digital has had a startling impact on the way we use language.
While spelling and grammar were once imperative for adults, our use of social media, text messages and emojis means more and more people are adopting a more relaxed approach to language.
Instead of writing proper sentences, people convey meaning with unusual spellings, emphasising words with symbols and capitalisation rather than worrying about ‘the rules’ associated with proper grammar.
There are benefits and drawbacks to this approach. Good spelling and grammar is an important skill to have, but by playing with how we use language we’re able to convey humour in a new way.
What do you think? Has our use of technology and social media destroyed society’s grasp on good grammar – and does it matter?
Does the use of incorrect punctuation and spelling leave you hot under the collar or does it not bother you? Would you prefer to see people using proper grammar online?
What are your views?
We'd love to hear your comments
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