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Is Twitter Dumbing Down English, Like Ralph Fiennes Thinks?

Ralph Fiennes thinks that kids today have difficulty with words over two syllables, and that Twitter is to blame.
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7 Grammar And Spelling Mistakes You Need To Avoid On Twitter

“IDK when but ill CUL8R!” “ive alrdy bn shpin n planned mah partay n its only 10!!1!” “txtspk iz waaaay over8ed”

Ouch.

If you’ve ever received a text message like those above, I’m sorry. I truly am. But a text is different from Twitter, even if the two share a common character count. So here are 7 grammar and spelling mistakes you need to avoid if you want to be taken seriously as a tweeter – and as an intelligent human being.
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“New Yorkers Are So Ubnoctious”: Has One Of Your Tweets Made It To The Dumbest Tweets Tumblr?

Someone was bound to create it sometime: a Tumblr blog highlighting the dumbest tweets on Twitter.

With gems like “if i die, i die a death worth living” and “All I know is Buffalo Wings taste just like Chicken to me! ‘Shrugs’”, this blog is a hugely entertaining read – as long as your brain can handle the atrocious spelling, face-palm-worthy grammar and mind-numbing leaps of (il)logic.
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Spelling Mistakes on Twitter – Do They Matter?

It happens to everyone at one time or another. You have the best intentions, but you’re rushing or you’re typing on your phone or you think it looks okay until you hit “send now.”

And then your spelling mistake or typo is there for all to see.

The question is – does it matter?
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Twitter Spelling Report Card: Grading Obama, Palin and Kanye

What grade do you think Barack Obama would get for his Twitter spelling? How about Sarah Palin? You’d probably guess pretty close to those two, but how about the other seven celebrities on this Twitter spelling report card? While we know that 140-characters can sometimes restrict the spelling of your to “ur”, celebs had better watch their tweeted lingo or else be prepared for a big fat “Fail” on this report card. We’ve got the results below.
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