Since the beginning of the chat culture or to be more precise with the emergence of social messaging applications like Whatsapp etc. the trend of “Written English” has got worsened. Teenagers may find it to be “kewl”, it is NOT. I believe it is ruining the English typography. This cool status in society led students to flamboyantly use the wrong spelling, bypassing the fact that this habit is adversely affecting them. Even most of the graduates end up miss-spell the most basic words. As a result India is lacking in the skilled Man force. Furthermore, this trend is shrinking the gap between the formal writing and the casual writing.
In a country like India, whose youth population constitutes more than half of the country’s overall population, this certainly is a signal of danger.
One may say that these are just the contractions which are used as a replacement for lengthy words but certainly not. Indeed, “no” is written as “nopes“. They are gulping 3 more letters in and saying it to be contracted. Better to say “Elongated Contractions”!
This trend is also backing the procrastinators to not learn spellings in the present time.
In one of the past posts, Indian Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan said that the chat trend is certainly eliminating the essence from the words.
From my vantage point, the youth of the country should rather take messaging as the platform for correcting and learning English.