By Lauren Fusco, PR Director
Can’t understand my title? Let me break it down for you.
Grammar was first hijacked by texting abbreviations, such as: LOL, OMG and BTW. People are now taking advantage of shortening syllables and having simply shaved off words to make them cuter.
Most people will assume only girls do this, but I have heard boys utter the word “fab.” I guess you could say it is that annoying habit others possess, yet you find yourself saying these words when you are home alone.
This trend has been encouraged by socialites, reality tv stars and anyone out there who is trying to personally customize their vocabulary.
In order to fully grasp this form of word modification, it would be beneficial to grab some popcorn and turn on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
As a soon-to-be college graduate, I worry about the reputation Generation Y holds. We are known for being technologically advanced and capable of doing everything from our laptops, according to a Forbes article.
With all the other concerns older generations have about Generation Y, I hope that the use of word shortcuts, doesn’t lead them to think we are proned to do so for everything in life.
Aside from searching for jobs and perfecting my resumé I need to fine-tune my vocabulary and throw out the cute, so-called girly slang.
Note: Please don’t think I am writing this to bash word abbreviators, because I am 100 percent guilty when it comes to this guilty pleasure.