Proper speech

A recent conversation with my mother regarding the use of [sic] following quoted material that uses less than perfect form has piqued my awareness of all the venues ripe for [sic]-ified language.  A Facebook correspondence initiated our musings, but a text-conversation I just had with my daughter was pure gold, and I had to reproduce it here:

me:  What up?!
Sam:  Im at din din wit mahh homiee gees dawg
me:  Where at g?
Sam:  We be eatin some food fo shizzle out at da patio.  After we go to der place to get mah shiz and den i be comin home.
me: Coo wit dat.  Peace out.
Sam:  Coo c u soon homie.  Peace out girl scout.
me:  The correspondence transmitted by the cellular device has been received by the matriarchal figure and approved thereof…yo
Sam:  haha ur a freak

Who says communicating with your teenager has to be labored or discordant?  Get out your phone, don’t use the uppercase command and forget spelling and punctuation, and communication is a breeze.  geez dawg

By Nicole

Nicole Oliver Snyder’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership, gender issues, and mindfulness practice as it affects both. Leadership, particularly in an urban setting, requires community-relations skills, and an ability to clearly convey justice issues as they relate to felt, spiritual ones. Dr. Snyder is author of Leading Together: Mindfulness and the Gender Neutral Zone, and specializes in teaching mindfulness leadership development, formative spirituality, counseling, and Old Testament theology (emphasis on justice issues). She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. She is an ordained Clergy; holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Education Certificate, an MA-Counseling, MDiv Equiv., holds a Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Direction, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MI).

5 comments

  1. I just want to say this type of communication is sooooo freeing to me as I struggle with spelling and grammer. Maybe that's why kids love it cause it werks u no what i mean?? hahahaha nice job….keeping listening to your kids they will keep teaching you {:O)

  2. I just want to say this type of communication is sooooo freeing to me as I struggle with spelling and grammer. Maybe that's why kids love it cause it werks u no what i mean?? hahahaha nice job….keeping listening to your kids they will keep teaching you {:O)

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