Sunday, October 6, 2013

* Left Brain / Right Brain / No Brain

Letters to the Editor
Yale Alumni Magazine

 Dear Editor: 

Regarding the incipient fuss over "Why 'Bad' English Isn't" originally in your July/August issue: 

First the military stops teaching Morse Code. Public education will soon cease teaching cursive. Your 'Bad' English article portends the end of accepted sentence formulas until we all sound like a goulash of dialectical delicasies (sort of like Shakespeare). 

Soon our google glasses will be equipped with speakers and will include menu selections for formulaic requests, admonitions, entreaties, empathizers, mating calls, and alarm alerts: "Stand back! Protected by Viper!" 

Our email keyboarding already has an "auto-complete" word feature. 

Our road signs have long been morphing into graphic designs. 

 Soon we won't need to speak or write English at all, except for grunts and scratches. 

What a sin ! 

I propose a syn tax. 

Paul D. Keane, M. Div.'80
M.A., M.Ed.

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