I stumbled onto a comment on someone’s blog yesterday where the girl used four-letter words and lots of ‘lyk’s generously to display her utmost sincerity in identifying with the blogger and his honest feelings.
No one else seemed to notice it though. Was I right in being the only one to be offended with it? 😒
While I appreciate the platform blogging offers to budding writers and allows them to interact and gain helpful critical feedback on their work, I’m deeply appalled at the casualness with which writing is taken by most youngsters nowadays.
Call it the degrading level of teaching in our country or the impatience to keep up with limitless trends and apps, the younger generation displays scant regard for any language and its usage. It scares me to think how they write their essays in exams. God save the examiners! 😰
Do people try to hide behind this facade to pull attention off the fact that they have nothing significant to share or contribute? Sadly, blogs have become more about numbers now. Content comes a far second.
I remember when a cousin of mine smsed me few days ago and I asked A to read it for me since I was busy with Angel. A’s expression after going through it was a hilarious mix of confusion, guilt and anger. I, in turn, needed some serious ‘I can do this’ motivation to decipher it. 😧
All my well-meaning admonishing fell on deaf ears, because in her words, “That’s how everyone writes!“
Can’t we show some basic respect where it is due? Is it so hard? Tapping on your keyboard or phone few extra times will not shrink your fingers!