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Are People Losing the Ability to Communicate

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:13pm

fireangle

fireangle

134 posts

Ok I didn't know where to put this so no complaining that it's in the wrong spot.

So I don't know about you but most of my teachers are going off on how the human race is losing the ability to communicate even though we are in a Era of Socail Media. Do you think they are right? Have we lost our ability to communicate? Or do you disagree and believe are ability to communicate is fine? I want to know what you think.

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:17pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,591 posts

Do you think they are right?

No. They're just ranting.

Looking at things from a whole, the world's literacy rate is better than ever. People communicate more through social media and cell phones and, even though they spell things horribly there, for the most part it's just laziness.

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:48pm

WorstSniper

WorstSniper

340 posts

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbSSQe6vsSw]

I thought this would fit nicely in this thread. But yeah, pretty much the only things we get wrong are some common grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes. I often correct other classmates, but honestly they don't seem to care. :I

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:49pm

WorstSniper

WorstSniper

340 posts

Wow, link fail. Will someone tell me how to fix it/fix it for me?

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:51pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

I saw lots of errors in the OP. ;P

But lie Kasic said, people are still communicating. Maybe not on a face-to-face basis, but if general communication is the question, then no. We are still communicating just fine.

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:53pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

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Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:55pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

8,589 posts

There you go.

And we're not losing the ability to communicate, if we were none of us would be talking, we wouldn't be typing, we wouldn't be reading this thread. Basically we need it to survive.

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 10:16pm

fireangle

fireangle

134 posts

Ok because no one is getting what I was talking about when I said losing the ability to communicate this is what I meant: people not communicating properly with correct grammer and not saying things that actually have proper meaning. Does that help?

 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 10:28pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

Ask your teachers to justify their claims, and post what they say here.

 

Posted Jan 15, '13 at 12:51am

Kasic

Kasic

5,591 posts

people not communicating properly with correct grammer and not saying things that actually have proper meaning. Does that help?

I highly doubt people used grammar properly in general in the past any more than they do now.

Not saying things that actually have proper meaning is how language changes over time. If everyone only used existing words and used them in ways they were meant to be used, well, there wouldn't be nearly as many words or terms.

The only difference nowadays is that with cellphones there's a separate kind of texting language, where shortening words and using abbreviations is the norm.

 
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