Tuesday, November 23, 2010

V r lyk dis only!

Shakespeare once innocently said "Brevity is the soul of wit". It makes me wonder what dear Shakespeare would have to say now when people have managed to raise their "wit" quotients to a  level where they can write and express their month long vacation to the Himalayas in mere 140 characters. Well, we don’t write really, we just tweet! A 16 year old cousin was casually questioned after his trip to Europe about the different languages he might have picked up on his vacation. "Java" came the proud reply. So much for our expectation to hear a ”Spanish" or a "German" for an answer. Gone are the days when professional resumes contained "English" or "Japanese" in the "Languages known" section. Now it’s more or less like this - "Java", "C", "Python", " blah", "eh, what" etc.


PS: I am not at all against the influences technology can have on language. I actually love it! Imagine how dry and boring life might have been without a "bug"gy neighbor, a pizza from a "googled" pizza place or a friend born with a "runtime" error!

Gargi

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

eh :P

Regards,
Anonymous(2)

varsha shastri said...

Perfect!
I agree! :):)

Prasanna Pandit said...

I, for one, have a serious problem with people using SMS lingo all the time, especially on a computer with a full-fledged keyboard. Why do people think it's hard to type a sentence in an easy-to-read form? As for people who 'rite lyk dis', the effort taken to read what they have written usually makes me want to pick up the nearest flowerpot and bring it down on their head.

gargi said...

k Prf Prasanna, v ll kip tat in mind, thx fr ur comment :P :P

gargi said...

Thanks Varsha, I like your comments! :D

Anonymous said...

ey you anonymous (2), you stole my comments !
-Anonymous(1) :P

gargi said...

Er ok now I am really confused. Who the hell are you both! :D

Prasanna Pandit said...
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Prasanna Pandit said...

Heh heh. Point taken. (Picks up flowerpot and aims).