Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Little hope for the English and thinking in America

Just saw this over at Delicious. It's from 2002.
The Princeton Pauper - CompSci Major Confuses attacker with "Leet-Speak": "proceeded to fire off threats in a manner of speaking so archaic, few human beings outside the world of internet message boards can understand it. The confused would-be mugger was apparently intimidated by the devil-talk and broke off the engagement."

The dumbing down continues. The manner of speaking was anything but archaic. I think the writer meant arcane, but who knows?

I would assume that the writer here is a Princeton student. When even Princeton students write so carelessly, what hope have we for the future of thought in America?

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