Honestly, I wasn’t too surprised when I read this figure. The silly thing about it is that they think it’s easier and faster to text than it is to speak with a person…
When texting you have to type what you want to say, send it, wait for the other person to type and send back a message. Then you get all the “huh?” messages back and forth as you try and figure out what the other person is talking about.
Is that really faster than: riiiing… “Hello?”, “Hi, how’s it going?” 5 seconds of speech turns into 5 minutes of text.
No teen that is sending 3,000+ texts per month is actually capable of typing a complete sentence, nor are they able to spell more than a three letter word properly. And they think this is a good thing. Just check their Facebook status updates or Youtube comments and you will see exactly what I’m talking about.
The poor teachers these days… how do they cope? “Uh Mrs. Smith, can I text you my paper that’s due tomorrow?” (Not that they would actually be able to form the preceding statement… but you catch my drift!)
Are you going to text a job application? What’s your resume going to look like?
I feel sorry for you on the day The Real World (and not the idiotic “reality” show) gives you a good hard smack in the face and you finally awaken from your coma, but it’s your own fault not mine.
Stop the madness! Learn how to speak and write English properly! It’s the only language you know, so why not try and learn how to use it?