Friday, April 18, 2008

Drinking the Koolaid

Someone asked me, "Isn't hard to read a language where they don't write all the vowels? That's crazy!"

"Oh, it's not so bad," I replied. "I mean, you can leave the vowels out of most English words and still read a sentence, right? Just look at text messaging." It took me a second before I realized I was almost directly repeating something one of the teachers had told me.

Or rather:

t tk m scnd bfr rlzd ws lmst drctly rptng smthng n f th tchrs hd tld m.

Yeah, I've been brainwashed.