Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Messaging sharpens your language skills???

Nowadays parents are concerned about their child's English thanks to the SMS and instant messaging services available online. They feel the usage of shorthand language online might ruin their vocabulary and grammar. But a recent study suggests that messaging actually helps in honing their language skills thereby improving their creative ability.

Some of the words popular among the online people are LOL (laugh out loud), OMG (oh my god) TTYL (talk to you later) and most importantly "you" has shrunk to "u". But experts feel that its similar to the difference between how we speak in a conference and to our close buddy. Also the proportion of these fancy words used is very meagre nearly 3% of the estimated 1.5 million IM words used online. Everything is for good only and it lends flexibility and dynamic capabilities to your child for adjusting to any kind of situations. This is the first ever survey on this topic and so the results could be speculative. But atleast the parents can relax and stop worrying about their children as of now.

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