This “textspeak” has provoked controversy between those such as John Humphreys and John Sutherland who believe that text language is “wrecking our language”. We can Humphrey’s opinion of text messaging is negative as within his article he describes texting with negative adjectives like “sinister” and “deeply troubling” and in John Sutherland’s article Sutherland tells us that it Is texting that’s promotes “bad spelling” and “dyslexia”. On the other hand in David Crystal’s article Crystal gives a balanced view towards text messaging mostly explaining the positives of this new language and telling us that abbreviations and coded messages have been along for centuries like this one for example, “YY U R YY U B I C U R YY 4 ME” translated as Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me. This abbreviated message was written in the 16th century showing us that this abbreviated English language has not just evolved recently but could be argued that it now used and abbreviated more frequently. David Crystal also describes this “textspeak” as “a language in evolution” describing texting as having a positive affect on the English Language and that it is encouraging the younger generations to be creative with their language and the riddles they use within their messages, requiring thought and intelligence and showing great knowledge and creativity, perhaps
The phrase ‘death chariots’ with their association of death, violence and destruction has the intended affect to fear readers of these manic, destructive young teens. It is this appeal to fear which evokes activity in the community to promote a change in society. Wowser also refers to the waste of ‘our tax dollar on a futile and ineffective effort to lower road toll by advertising’ reiterating that the law in place is not desired. This evokes hostility and a want for change in readers. Wowser adds an appeal to community service in saying it is rare ‘to find a young person who is a member of the Salvation Army’.
Web-based communication has even managed to change our spoken conversation, with acronyms such as, lol (laugh out loud) that originally evolved from web-based communication being used in spoken conversation. The internet has dramatically changed the way we communicate with more people communicating via the internet than ever before. Social networking sites such as Facebook have roughly 800million accounts created, half of which are used daily. Over spoken conversation, the internet has became the main way teenagers tend to communicate, using sites such as, Facebook, Twitter, by texting, or by instant messaging. Some people from the older generations may look down on web-based communication, and disagree with it.
Beatty tells Montag that with “a bigger market there is less controversy” however some of the authors were full of “evil thoughts” and they created and wrote content and compositions that were derogatory to many ethnicities and religions which caused dispute and arguments among many minorities. So the books stopped selling and books were banned- they “were dishwater”- so censoring books and tv programs was to ensure equality among people. By eliminating information and keeping people docile and passive with meaningless
To Whom It May Concern: Do you want your children and students getting an extra dosage of vulgar language, sexually rated scenarios, and issues that are awful enough to cause depression? In the book The Catcher in the Rye all of these issues are present. Everything from filthy language written on walls, to the purchase of a prostitute, all of this is present in this novel. This book is not helping solve the issues that teenagers are facing in these days. That is why it should be banned from schools across the country.
“Accepting the reality of our sinfulness means accepting our authentic self. Judas could not face his shadow; Peter could. The latter befriended the impostor within; the former raged against him.” (Brennan Manning). If someone cannot handle how society used to be in Huck Finn’s time, then they should not read the book instead of ruining it for the rest of the public. People like to criticize work that tells of historical events and does not provide authentic details, so Mark Twain would have been doing this novel an injustice by not including the N word in his book.
Kaylea Maskel March 2, 20121 English 101 Michelle Bush Literary Analysis In Amy Goldwasser’s writing “what’s the matter with kids today?” She argues the mass media view on kids and the internet and technology however she agrees that nothing is actually the matter with kids today. Goldwasser states that once adults and any other critics stop treating the internet as a villain, we all can accept it. Teenagers today read and write for fun, spending nearly 16.7 hours a week online (Goldwasser 237). More than 33 million Americans are affluent in texting, emailing, blogging, and IMing, INCLUDING OLDER AMERICANS. In Goldwasser’s eyes “teenagers have the potential to become the next great voices of America.” Before the written works even begin, there is a bolded response answering the title, “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” Goldwasser’s response is as follows: Nothing, actually.
The past forty years have changed America for the better with the new waves of technology that was once believed to be unimaginable. The long drawn out wars are still being fought, except in today’s society hippies aren’t protesting against troops being overseas, they are protesting against too much pollution and the ozone being depleted by the cars we drive. The education systems are still pushing children to do better and become more successful. The difference between yesterday and today is a very thin line. The majority of everything in society in the seventies still exists only with a modern twist and spin on the original creation.
Our culture is changing; every day more people utilize cybernetic ways to communicate which reduces the quality of our interaction. On her essay, “Sex, Lies and Conversation”, Deborah Tannen points out that intimacy is the base of relationships, but how can intimacy exist if our communication levels these days do not even involve having a face to face conversation. Since the Internet and computers became more affordable, more people are becoming part of the cybernetic world. According to Wikipedia, there are over 500 million users on the most popular social networking websites, more than half of them are under 25. This means that most of the young members of our society are growing accustomed to a different kind of communication, perhaps one of less quality.
Traditionally, extending federal criminal law and moral legislation reserved to states that revealed many vices of over-criminalization. The common features are excessive unchecked discretion for enforcement authorities and inevitable disparity among similarly situated people. However, other areas of society argue they are against sodomy and same sex marriages because of having traditional views that these laws preserve order in society. Nevertheless, another area certain to bring about argument is gay marriages take away from cultural values and set bad examples to the nation�s youth. Anti-gay groups oppose gay couples adopting children because of having parents of the same sex and this is more harmful than having no parents.