Saturday, November 11, 2006

R U A transl8r? No? C U l8r.

No need to bother with those cumbersome books and things if you live in New Zealand. You can just practice sending text messages.

If you're one of the elite group that hasn't yet bothered to learn how to spell or write your native language, you can simply use "text-speak" on exams:

The move has already divided students and educators who fear it could damage the English language.

New Zealand's Qualifications Authority said Friday that it still strongly discourages students from using anything other than full English, but that credit will be given if the answer "clearly shows the required understanding," even if it contains text-speak.

What will they think of next? I'm just glad I don't have to grade any of those tests (the students ought to be glad too).

Thanks to Pissed-Off Teacher

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