On the Fall of Language, Morosely

I found this in my drafts….I’m posting this from four years ago without cross-referencing the links and without adding anything. Fingers crossed that the links still work….

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/opinion/sunday/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-english-major.html

shrinking words http://phys.org/news/2012-03-words-dying-added-languages-digital.html

I’ve always loved books. My friend Katie has too. Today, we were discussing how frustrating it is that books are no longer the same sources of refuge and information that they once were. She blames e-readers. I blame capitalism.

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One thought on “On the Fall of Language, Morosely

  1. This is so true! I’ve seen this so often at school, the expectation of higher level thinking and writing has been watered down, lack of reading at all levels limits vocabulary development. Makes me sad.

    Love,

    Mom

    Sent from my iPad

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