A reaction to the "BAROK GENERATION"...
I just read this post from mcoy.blogspot.com on language misuse by the younger generation today. Click on the link then come back here for my reaction below...
Yes, that's a big problem with this new generation. It's not just the skewering of the language that's alarming, it's the lack of common courtesy.
Some of the time, I get e-mails from students asking me about komiks or illustration requesting for some info for their research. But they don't even find the time to be courteous enough to write the letter properly. I'm sure Gerry Alanguilan has had some experience with this, too.
Come on, people, is it so hard to hit the shift button so that every sentence starts with a capital letter? Or even to spell out words so they don't come out in "txt speak?"
Plus, this generation has been so used to everything coming to them on a silver platter. "Hey, give me some info!" "Wala sa internet, eh!"... My God... Use your feet! Write with your hands! Bring a notepad (or a laptop, if you like) and go out there and research! Go to libraries! Interview people face to face! Everything is NOT on the internet, or on Wikipedia.
I don't want to sound like an old codger, but this is the truth.