THE DANGERS OF SHORT FORM SPELLINGSPosted
I just want to share my experience during one exams I sat for some years back. Ordinarily I have always seen nothing wrong with chatting or send text messages with the help of short forms spelling, and by short form spellings I meant; for instance the word "the" being substituted for "d" or "how" for "hw". At first it seemed convenient and kind of helps in quicker response time especially during chats. Now there I was in the exam hall scratching my head for the same spelling of the word "the".....
I wrote "de","d" and funny enough it never really occurred to me that I could quickly check through the question papers for the correct spelling. It took me quite some time before I could finally get the correct spelling.
It may be cool and convenient but check through the write ups of younger ones especially here in Nigeria and you will be shocked at how much we have taken the social media form of writing into formal and corporate office.