Thursday, November 09, 2006

So It's Come to This

IOL: OK 2 use SMS lingo in exams: "Wellington - New Zealand high school students will be allowed to use text-speak - the second language teenagers have developed for cellphone messages - in exams, according to news reports on Thursday.

The move has divided students and educators amid concerns that it could damage the English language, The Press in Christchurch reported.

It said that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority was still encouraging students to use proper English in exam papers but would give credit if an answer written in text-speak 'clearly shows the required understanding'."


Cap'n Bob Napier said...

u r nts, NZ tchrs.

Anonymous said...

Can it really do any more damage to the language than we've already done?