Sunday, March 27, 2005

English and the new media

I've discovered Mona Charen. In this piece she asks, "Do your children speak English?" Her children speak a mix of instant messaging, new kidspeak, and Shakespeare.


Blogger Garry Wilmore said...

I've been reading and enjoying Mona for years. Given your degree of familiarity with conservative columnists and blogs in general, I'm surprised you haven't discovered her until now. But better late than never.

Mona appears regularly in JWR, which as you know is one of my regular sites. I read her column on Teenspeak a week or so ago. I'm afraid the Queen's English, as I like to call it, is gradually disappearing, and I wonder now if anyone under the age of 30 is capable of speaking a complete sentence without, like, punctuating it every few words with the word "like." (That particular habit of the younger set rives me crazy, by the way. Does it annoy you as much as it does me?)

12:27 PM  
Blogger Barney said...

I guess I should have said re-discovered. I've known she's out there, but haven't read her column for a while.

Like you, I don't like the overuse of "like". :-)

7:19 PM  

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