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hrtz, btshakspherew%dlovtxtspk--As much as it pains me to admit it, there is lot about the texting world that we English teachers should find commendable.. .
CREATIVITY with SPELLING:)
Shakespeare promoted the artistic quality of spelling.Like modern texters, it was common to spell words whichever way made sense at the time.In fact he spelled his own name several different ways.When he wrote, he would spell the same word different ways on the same page.Poets of Shakespeare’s time used to compete with one another to see who was the best poet.One sure way to loose was to spell a word the same way twice within a letter.It took a creative soul to alter spellings but still make sense.
Spelling was once part of the connotation (emotional meaning) of a word.The use of harsher consonants showed more anger or emotional unrest.The use of soft consonant demonstrated kinder emotions.Texters are also in the habit of changing a word’s spelling to demonstrate the mood they are in.
BREVITY & CONFORMITY :(
What Will would NOT like about texts is the conformity of overused abbreviations.He would consider this un-creative and wasteful of good language.Additionally Shakespeare loved to explain his ideas fully.The shortness of text would bother him.He would NEVER create a Twitter account (140 characters, please!)