Saturday, October 23, 2010

LOL: Not In Formal Writing

LOL is a text message or online abbreviation for "Laugh Out Loud."  No, it does not belong in formal writing.


  1. Grading papers this afternoon?

  2. It may take a hundred years but you will probably lose in the long run.

  3. My daughter taught a couple semesters of E-101 at BSU, while working on her Masters. She was horrified by the quality of English papers that were turned in for a grade! Text-message gibberish... no capitalization... run-on sentences... general stream of consciousness.

    I figure we have maybe one more generation before people can no longer communicate via written language, except in ADD-speak. (OMG!)