Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Younger Generation's Evil Spell

Two grade schools in Cumming, Ga., were shut down yesterday when a student at nearby Lanier Technical College inadvertently sent a text reading, ”Gunman be at West Hall Today.”

Inadvertently because the student intended to text "Gunna be at West Hall Today.”

However, the smartphone's auto-correct changed the first word to Gunman, and the student sent the text before noticing the gaffe.

What really bothers me about this is the student's use of gunna.

Since when has going to ever been incorrectly spelled in any way but gonna?

Gunna is a bastardization far enough from its progenitor that it has no place in made-up parlance. It would be like texting the word for by using a 5...

ÖMphG, what is happening to the state of America's younger generation when it can no longer properly spell incorrectly?

(Image copyright ABCNews.)

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