This is hilarious and was bound to happen. When computers were invented and spell check came out it started a whole evolution/revolution of taking the easy way out from actually learning the correct way to spell words. In Today’s university or even workforce it’s screaming louder than ever.
Ann Barrett is the managing director of the English language proficiency exam at Waterloo University and she says “Thirty per cent of students who are admitted are not able to pass at a minimum level”. The reason for these low levels are due to the increase of cellphone texting and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. But it’s not just at Waterloo… over at Simon Fraser University, English Professor Paul Budra says “Punctuation errors are huge, and apostrophe errors. Students seem to have absolutely no idea what an apostrophe is for. None. Absolutely none.”
Rummana Khan Hemani, the university’s director of academic advising also stated that “there has been this general sense in the last two or three years that we are finding more students are struggling in terms of language proficiency. “Little happy faces … or a sad face … little abbreviations. Instead of ‘because’, it’s ‘cuz’. That’s one I see fairly frequently,”