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Sam McGrath
I'm just this guy, you know?
I'm just this guy, you know?
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Amazing how my prediction of what would happen was still guided by my experiences with gravity even though I know gravity has a minimal effect on the space station
What happens if you wring out a wash cloth in space? For all of you who wanted to know...
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Great infograph about texting and how text speak is influencing the English language. It raises the question: Is text speak ruining the language?

I would say no, but it's influencing changes in the language. They talk about a study that tries to relate a drop in grammar skills in young people with texting. I don't agree. I think it is more due to the fact that many kids don't read as much as before. They get their information from videos, and the majority of reading and writing they do is casual, online or text message communication. Thus, when they have to write something more formal, they have no foundation or experience with writing in Standard English and have to default to text/tech speak style grammar which is the only writing they know how to do. Maybe elementary schools--also known as GRAMMAR schools--need to incorporate more formal writing instruction earlier.

Great Infograph that has got me thinking a lot about language and writing development.
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Neat!

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