“Sometimes, reading a blog, which I do infrequently, I see that generations of Americans have been wilfully crippled, and can no longer spell or write a sentence.”
– Alice Walker, author and activist
A friend of mine jokes that I’m the only person she knows who uses semi colons in text messages. I agree that text speak is damaging our language, but it started long before iPhones. There are different ways to communicate and a lot of young people have been kind of cut off from more formal kinds of communication. I think it has opened a divide between younger and older adults.