A while ago I got My hands on the 1st season of Californication and in one of the episodes, David Duchovny's character encounters a woman who replies to him in the language of today by saying LOL. David doesn't take this to heart as a language and goes on the radio and tries to tell his listeners how deeply affected he is by this degradation of the english language. Since he is a writer and a blogger he can't accept that in today's time, "the fast times", the people actually have no time to write english properly. I, in some 6 degrees of separation, relate to him immensely …
I have been blogging for more than a year now and even before I blogged, I have been tweeting, e-mailing and texting. I have seen the 1st nokia phone and I have learnt how to draw smileys on My phone too. So for the justification of My blog, I know I can write the following words and spread My opinion to the readers without being judged as an 'oldie' or the guy who was born in the 80's. So yes, I despise the fact that today's so-called "hip and cool" generation has screwed up the english language! I mean, come one! Rofl, Lol, Hmmm and K are not even words! They why type them? You won't believe it but EVERYONE on My Bbm list will type the word Hmmm during their chats with Me and every time they type that I ask them, "What does Hmmm mean?" and they say it means "Ok". I mean, Duh! Then why can't you just type Ok? No, no. They won't. They will type 'K'. Now tell Me, isn't that stretching it a little bit too far?
I know we live in today's world where we can't go about without technology. I read a tweet recently saying that Today we can check each other out as much as we want but we can't check each others phones! We are living in a world where Facebook and Twitter let us connect with the billions out there but in the same we are living in a world where we have forgotten how important the human touch is. I won't argue on the fact that I am a part of this world and to be honest, I love it for technology in a way turns Me on and let's Me do all this cool stuff I never thought was possible when I was 10 years old. But I believe that no matter how fast we live, there are some things that shouldn't be altered, especially the english language or in other words the Common Language of the world.How would you feel if I would had written this blog and all My blogs in the short-form language? That wouldn't be nice, would it? Exactly. If you ask Me, I wish there is a law or something to stop this language from spreading. I can go on and on with My frustrations about how distorted the english language has become but I know that mostly all of you will cast Me out and never accept Me again. But I think I have reached that stage where I honestly don't give a f@ck! Or in the fast language … Dafuq !!!
There was a research recently that concluded that 90% of the people who type LOL during their chats are not even smiling, forget about laughing out loud! I am sorry for My outrage but the English Language has been our common thread of connectivity with the world and I believe it deserves some respect. "I Love You" definitely sounds better than "I Luv U". You know what I mean? I just hope that the generation after this gets what I'm saying. Or maybe even understands it. I am not a graduate in english literature or not even some scientist trying to find the language of the gods. I am just a guy who believes that there are some things that should remain sacred and deserve our respect. I know I will continue blogging and tweeting and texting and do all those other things I will get My hands on but I will never be a victim of the fast language. Many people have out-casted Me because I don't type short forms and don't even know how to relate to them but I can live with the consequences. At least I know that I stand for something. They say, do something long enough and it becomes a habit. I am trying My best to do just that. And I hope that one day, all My bbm and twitter friends see that too …
I am Mahaakshay Chakraborty and I am the Voice of the Voiceless.
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