Originally Posted by Limey Linda
Of course we all hope that this thread should have started in the joke section and is not a reflection of the IQ of British youth.
I presume you are referring to their use of txt spk? If so, I think you'll find that it has little bearing on their IQ, and that it's a global phenomenon rather that a particularly British trait.
Interestingly studies have shown that teenagers are actually quite skilled at switching contexts, using txt spk on their phones and more formal writing where appropriate.
Which is just as well, as RIBnet is one of the places where txt spk generally isn't appreciated.
msg 2 r yoofs
ive n tym 4 dis lazy sloppy lngwij. it takz me ages 2 snd a txt, cuz i evn nclud al d punctuation. i reserve d rght 2 act n d intrstz of d grumpy majority & insist on d uz of passable eng on ribnet. msgz n txt spk ma b deleted w/o warning!
Despite some superficial similarities, txt spk should not be confused with gArf spk which is in a completely different league of course!