Does texting have adverse effects on a person's ability to communicate in other manners (like speaking, writing, etc)? I want you to respond with a yes or no answer along with an explanation of how you came to that conclusion.
Kayla Martin
10/29/2012 11:08:11

Yes because because more and more people feel that its easier to express their feelings in a text then in person and that becomes a regular thing. Also effects the writing abilites because of the shortened words and lack of punctuation.

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11/21/2013 06:34:22

nigga stfu you dumb @$$ ratchet lookin hohohoe.

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Amanda Loughry
10/29/2012 11:09:03

I am kind of "iffy" about this topic. I would say sort of, not yes and not no. Honestly, I think that it depends on the person. With the spelling part of texting, you think that with texting, you abreviate words more often. Not very many people really abreviate words when they are texting, because many people find it annoying, or some people don't know "texting language". The people that do abreviate a lot, tend to write like that as well, such as when writing an essay in school.
When your speaking there really isn't much it could affect. The only thing I can think of is that you may not get as many face-to-face communication skills that you need. A person can seem very out-going and talkative while texting, but once your in person, that same person will be very quiet and shy.

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Brad Hall
10/29/2012 11:09:21

yes Ive caught not just other people but also myself talking or writing in text lingo. for exable my cousin will say ttyl in stead of talk to you later, and I have caught myself writeing down ur, u, r, c, instead of your, you, are, and see. truthfuly the only way this can be fixed is to start useing the acual spelling instead of abriviations while texting. I mean is it realy that hard to use that couple of extra carectors to text.

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Raven Gaiski
10/29/2012 11:11:43

Texting does have adverse effects on a person's ability to communicate in some other manners, like writing. This is because when we text, most people use abbreviations to shorten words up and don't use the correct punctuation while they are texting because it doesn't matter. But this isn't a problem if you are speaking. So yes, it does have effects, but then again no, it doesn't.

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Mackenzie Monroe
10/29/2012 11:11:56

No, I don’t think that texting has adverse effects on other ways of communication. Everyone I talk to and hear talking are talking like normal people, with no texting lingo. We may joke around and say “LOL!”, but we aren’t being serious. Yes, I have heard of people writing papers in English with words like “u” and “r”, but that is rare and most people don’t talk like they’re texting and still talk to people if they’re there rather than text.

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Lucas Johnson
10/29/2012 11:12:32

I view that texting dose hinder one’s ability to use grammar. Texting dose uses very limited grammar skills. Texting jumbled text to resemble words cannot be very good. Also texting can result in miss communication which can break relationships. So if you do text take the time to make sure it’s good and makes sense. So in the long run I view texting as negative effect on society.

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Jacob Kane
10/29/2012 11:14:07

Yes, i think that it makes people start talking like they are texting with somebody and it can really hamper a conversation. It also tends to make people write like that on accident, ie lol or jk, when they should write those words out.

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Austin Jordan
10/29/2012 11:20:03

Texting does not affect people. The reason why is because you weren’t raised speaking text speak. You learn to say “ha ha” not “lol”. So in real life situations, you are more likely to use proper language (not really). But I know that people do and will start to say these things, so you must be able to tolerate it. Seeing the world descend into this moronic cesspool is quite a bummer though.

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Drew Engle
10/29/2012 11:50:03

I believe that texting does not have an adverse effect on a person’s ability to communicate. I think that when people are texting that they are enhancing their social skills. When I am at home texting someone the conversation usually continues when we are talking in person at lunch or in the hallway. I also think though that texting may ruin your writing skill depending on how you text. If you text with slangs like u, r, omg, and wru. You might accidently add those slangs in when you are typing a paper and not notice it which will affect your grade.

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Ryker Cowles
10/29/2012 12:04:24

For speaking texting dosent really have a big influence, sure people might have adopted saying LOL, or some other slang but texting slang has greatly influnced the abilty for preople to wright a "normal" paper which starting to become the primary way of writing a paper like instead of using the word "one" they use "1", or start using the texting slang as actuall words...

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Ryan Carlson
10/30/2012 11:43:09

I do believe that texting has a major impact on spelling and writing. The basis of texting is communicating in short and simple letters so information is given out quicker. I have noticed that with texting certain people may lose the ability to spell with a higher vocabulary and spell correctly. Personally I try to stay clear and not abbreviate every I type when I'm on my cell phone.

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Travis Miller
10/31/2012 11:12:23

I think texting does have an adverse effect with the way you right in school. Specially right after summer when you were texting all the time so all you know is text talk and abbreviated words. It takes a while to adujust back too.

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Lane Merrill
10/31/2012 11:19:31

i agree on the topic that texting can have adverse affects on writing. for instance when texting alot ov abbreviations are used to take less time in constructiong a message to send to the other texting party. in doing this you are forming a habbit of shortening words to simple sometimes single letter abriviations. wheather you realize it or not sometimes people will abreviate words in there writings without giving a second thought, upon realization of their error they often times will go back and fix their mistake but sometimes on the occasion that one does go unnoticed it can be harmfull to your grade "if you are in school" and if spelling counts as part of the grade of your paper (which it often times does). also it can limit a persons abbility to spell larger words forgetting the correct spelling of the word and becoming accustomed to the shortened text version of the word. i can tell you that i text alot and sometimes even i slip up and accidentaly write shortened versions of words. the most commonly misspelled word when it comes to the topic of texting is the word text itself often abbriviated by txt which is often times used in place of the full spelling even when not on the phone. stay aware and watch what you are writing and you will notice that these mistakes occur more often than you think. ;)

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Lane Merrill
10/31/2012 11:33:42

wow i spelled "of" wrong in the second sentence.

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Connor Hays
10/31/2012 11:24:37

For the most part yes I do.If you are texting almost every second of every day like I know many people do then it definetly has an effect as I have caught many people using some text words in their writing as well as speech. I do not text that much because it overall just annoys me but Im not one to judge others for texting, I for one think that people should try to keep their texting to a minimuim if they can help it.

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Lane Merrill
10/31/2012 11:36:36

for some people texting can be a more convenient form of communication and is greatly appriciated over talking on the phone when silence is needed or for when you dont really feel like talking on the phone

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Lane Merrill
10/31/2012 11:30:30

although sometimes harmfull to ones writing abbilities texting can be a great way to improve social skills and carry on conversations when even talking on the phone is inconvenient. texting has almost completely replaced talking on the phone as a way of communication these days. i am not even from around here and in the 4 days i have spent in michigan i have noticed that texting is as big of a social device if not more popular among studens here in michingan than where i came from in kentucky.

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John Brunsink
10/31/2012 11:46:05

Yes, I believe that texting has an adverse effect on the way people communicate. The use of acronyms when texting can be transferred into the way people communicate, such as lol, gtg, ttyl, etc…. I have heard these used in regular conversation and have used them myself. I also have a problem with writing these acronyms in papers for school

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Donavin Taggart
11/1/2012 11:19:31

no because some pepole are lazy and dont feel like writing the full words

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Caleb Engle
11/1/2012 11:53:32

Yes I do believe texts have adverse effects on a person's ability to communicate in other manners. When you get a text you don’t know what kind of tone they are speaking to you with. I have gotten texts before that I thought were rude but the person just told me I read it the wrong way.

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Levi Brinkman
11/2/2012 11:45:19

No, i don't believe texting has an impact on a persons ability to communicate. For me, texting is just a faster way of talking when you aren't near that person. I don't talk or write in text lingo and in my experience people who do text a lot don't either.

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Caleb Engle
11/12/2012 11:41:29

I do not believe texting affects the way we communicate with others. When we talk to each other we don’t say slang like “brb,” or “rofl,” because that would be weird. Texting can affect the way we write due to the fact that you may use text talk when you’re writing an essay.

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