Re: Communication Issues between young and elder, alike!
I'm 37 and some of the ways that the young kids nowadays manipulate the English language drives me nuts. Deliberately shortening words and using text message abbreviations, I want to grab them by the head and force feed them a dictionary. When people say "BTW" my blood boils. There are 5 syllables spoken when you say "BTW", but only 3 if you say "by the way". Do they realize how stupid they are for trying to be cute and shorten something, only to really make it longer?