The Internet Gives Birth To Stupid People?

Years ago I read a comic in the Sunday news paper. I believe it was “Hi and Lois.” The son was sitting in the shopping cart as the mother (Lois) was grocery shopping. He presented to her something he had written. I can not remember what it said, but it used words like “lite”, “glo”, and “rite.” When the mother asked the boy about his poor spelling, he pointed out that he learned the spelling from the items in the basket. I think it was about 100 years ago that I read that. Ok, maybe not that long, but my point is that I carried the thought of that with me for all of these years. I just kept thinking that we are now teaching our kids incorrect spelling?

There have been other things through the years. Let’s all not forget “Ebonics” for example. I mean shit! Who in their right mind can explain an entire new “language” other than the excuse of those who use it are just too fucking stupid to speak English! “English Motherfucker, do you speak it?” (Samuel Jackson, Pulp Fiction) This is really the only thing I can come up with for the use of this trash language. The worst part? It is still around. It is now referred to as “ghetto slang.”

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But what started this rant today is the way people type on the internet. I truly believe that the world has become nothing more than a lazy, selfish, shit hole, and the majority of the population is following into it. Now, this is not to say everyone is. I know there are many out there that still have work ethic and bust their ass to do everything they can at a 110% rate. But why is it that people can not even take the time to type out an entire fucking word? Y do ppl hav 2 type like this? It is not cool! It is not hip or trendy! It is fucking lazy! Then you can even go one step farther and include those who type in the “l33t” format. That is “Leet” short for “elite” for those who are not hip and trendy!

Here is an l33t example:

Original: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. How, now, brown cow. I wandered lonely as a cloud. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

L33t: the Kwick Br0Wn pH0X JUMP$ 0V3r +EH L4Zy D09. hOw, n0w, Brown cow. 1 wAnder3D L0N3LY @5 4 cLouD. 4 B c d 3 f g H 1 J K L m N O p q R 5 + U v W x Y Z

Of course the l33t is not nearly as ramped as the standard internet short hand! This really bothers me because it makes the world as a whole, a more stupid place to live. And I have always said that you can tell stupidity is free because it is everywhere!

I have been an avid internet user since the release to the public. This was back in the day before web browsers when we did everything at a command prompt. (If you do not know what that is, just chuckle and move on!) So it was not uncommon for me to get an email back then that said things like: I been to ur web site. It cool. But back then it was someone from another country that did not speak English well and had a hard time translating. Now I get the same email from an AOL user right here in the U.S.A. because people on the internet are ignorant as a majority.

So what I am saying is to NOT get on the “internet short hand” bus, hmm, the short bus… And learn to type and speak the English language well. Stop being a bunch of ignorant dumb asses! Is your life so busy and important that you need the time you saved by typing ur in place or you’re or your? Lose the ignorance!

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