A while back I wrote this post , which started out being about Peter Jennings’ alarmingly Yoda-like pronouncements, but degenerated into a diatribe about the inability of e-mail correspondents to actually spell words properly and use proper capitalization and punctuation.
I’m sorry to say that things aren’t exactly taking a turn for the better. This semester I am working with a class as a Writing Fellow (which means I work with students to improve their term papers by reading rough drafts and giving them my comments, both written and in conference). There are two of us Fellows working with this particular class, and we were e-mailing back and forth to set up a time to meet the professor and talk about the schedule. And you know what? There is definitely something wrong when three people are having an e-mail conversation and I am the only one who is not channeling e.e. cummings. Even the professor wrote his e-mails entirely in lowercase! What is this world coming to?
Oh, sorry. That last sentence should be:
omg!!!! what is this world coming to?!?!?!?! lolol