Blue Ranger, you said that you were just joking. I believe you.
I am a member of the older generation. Yes, I shall soon be dead. (One of our elderly neighbors just died this morning.)
We are sincere in hoping that the younger generation will try to speak "correct " English; otherwise, there will be chaos if everyone
speaks and writes in any way s/he wants. Yes, you are 100% correct: language does change. But most people spell it “a lot.” Maybe
in the future, it will be “alot.” But that is in the future. (80 years ago, some people spelled “today” as “to-day.” No more.)
I was shocked this morning when I read a magazine article. Here is a Facebook message left by a young lady (about a murder trial in the
“think im gonna [vomit] in my mouth over them trying to get an aquittal shes GAULITY GAULITY GAULITY”
Here are the changes to her mistakes:
- I’m. (On Facebook, can you use apostrophes? I know NOTHING about Facebook.)
- going to (This is not a super bad mistake. But don’t write “gonna” in serious writing.)
- their trying to …(Yes, many educated people would write “them.” But “their” shows that you are well educated.)
- acquittal. (She could have used a dictionary.)
- she’s. (If Facebook allows apostrophes.)
- GUILTY. (She could have used a dictionary.)
Blue Ranger, I know that you really in your heart want to write correct English; otherwise, you would not be a member.
See that Facebook message? If you wrote like that, do you think that most bosses would give you a job if someone else
wanted the same job and could write correctly? Probably not. When you get married and have children, do you really want
your children to write something like that Facebook message? The person who wrote it does not know, of course, but all
educated people were laughing at her English.
The people here who answer questions are really interested in helping you because they want you to have a wonderful future.
Good, clear English will help you find a good job and be respected by other people.