The vast majority of English is written the same as it was 20 years ago. Over 90 per cent of the text that we use on a daily basis is standard English. Of course you have emojis and slag words people use as a descriptive tool to show how you feel or a using them in a way to get your point across. The author of BuzzFeed crafted a set of guidelines when writing articles when and where to use emojis and standard punctuation. Just because we are not using traditional writing doesn't mean we are losing clarity says owner of Buzzfeed.
Personally, I think our writing should remain as formal as possible. Using a lot of slang and jargon doesn't really make any paragraphs or sentences sound educational whatsoever. The evolution of the writing is okay because as time goes by it pretty much fits those generations. It sounds and looks better to keep the writing formal though. Not as much abbreviations or illiterate writing.
Our written language should remain formal to a certain extent. Formal language has a time where it should be used such as when writing letters and/or emails to professors, doctors, schools etc. Informal or slang writitng should have more use when communicating with friends through texts or posts on social media. The evolution of writing and it becoming informal is good thing because it allows people who may not be as skilled in writing as others to express their own thoughts and feelings. Many people may need the help of vulgar language to describe the intensity of their feelings while in formal writing, this would smiply not be allowed or correct. Writings evolution in to infomality is a good thing as long as it it used under the correct circumstances.
As society is evolving so is the English language. Day by day new words and phrases are being invented. Teens and adults each talk very differently because they grew up in different tie periods. English 40 years ago was not nearly like how it is today. A lot of people now aren't grammatically correct when talking to texting. This has become a problem for teenagers that are applying to colleges or attempting to get a job. Employers look to see if you have good or poor English and majority of the time they will disregard your application if you have typing or spelling errors on it. The evolution of English has not been beneficial to everyone and needs to be improved.
Our language has been changing over time, with the new technology and that is ok. People still do use normal language a majority of the time, which is good in professional sentences. However, over text, people have started to use shortened words to make texting easier and save more time. The evolution of language is for sure a good thing, as long as new forms of language are being used in the appropriate setting.
English is an ever-changing language that is spoken throughout the world. English formality is important to the language. It is needed to teach people English that doesn't naively speak it, it is used in important documents to get a clear message across, and people use it for important speeches and lectures. The evolution of English is important. Cultures change and language is a part of culture. English should remain formal in settings where speaking informally is inappropriate. Otherwise, it shouldn't matter whether you speak informally or formally.
The written language should remain as formal as it is now. Internet slang is acceptable, but should stay online. Slang should stay online, for the informal writing can cause confusion. Evolution of the written language is inevitable, and it is not harmful. If anything, the evolution of the written language can be beneficial.
Our English language should not have to remain very formal. English in today's environment involves slang and words made up for certain reasons. You should be able to get a sentence done to a friend without using correct grammar and following our languages rules. However, in English class and when speaking to people of authority this formal way of speaking should come into play. It depends on when you were born if this evolution is okay, different generations have different ways of speaking.
Our written language should remain fairly formal. Writing formally is a way of showing skill and knowledge and is respected by colleges and schools everywhere. Formal writing is important when taking tests like the ISTEP, ACT, PSAT and ACT. In those formats informal writing is not accepted. Although writing should remain fairly formal, evolution is okay and accepted. Without change our formal writing will become too old to understand or completely out of date. Take for example the word "bitch" at an earlier time this word was just used to describe a female dog but now using that word in formal writing is completely unacceptable. This evolution also applies to words like "gay" which awhile back just meant happy. This evolution of formal writing cannot be stopped and so it should be accepted.
Our formal writing shouldn't remain as formal as it was when it was first written. It's evolution just evolved with the rest of us so, it seems more normal to us now than it would've when it was created and the formal language would seem weird to us now rather than it did then. So, the way you think of it's evolution just really depends on the time period you came from. Considering what we write most of the time is informal already, it seems it's the easiest way for us to be able to understand each other. We're not good with formal language anyway so, it'd most likely be better for us if we were to learn it in our early stages while we're still in school so we can have the ability to be able to use it properly and when it's needed.
Our language should stay semi-formal with how generations are evolving with time. Our texts and our slang has become so common to us here that when were writing we forget about the school formal writing. Since this some of us can't write to an English teachers standard most the time because of this lack of knowledge about grammar, spelling, and punctuation. It's always okay to evolve and it might be inevitable to evolve, but some things taught in school are taught for a reason and should remain. In school we might need to stray away from integrating our "at home language' v.s our "at school language."
formal language's change over the years to informal language is acceptable to a point. informal language has become extremely helpful as technology has progressed and evolved over the years because it allows humans to communicate in a simple, fast, and efficient way. However informal writing is not always an ideal form of writing. When speaking in terms of essays, books, documents, ect. knowledge of formal writing comes in hand. Informal writing has it's advantages with new social media platforms, but it is in ones best interest to not dismiss learning formal writing as it still holds purpose in today's world.
The evolution of modern language is inevitable among the population given the environment of social media; however, formal writing should still be developed and practice regardless in a professional setting. Most patients would prefer doctors who have constant knowledge over current, intelligent medical journals to enhance their practice of medicine or else the patient would fear surgery. There is in fact a time and a place for informal writing, but this style would hinder the development of formal writing and therefore should be practiced less. People who do not hold a professional career that requires formal language should still practice formal language because this skill increases the value of citizens in which accumulates to a progressive society.
In today's society communication can be informal and spontaneous. A long time ago writers were timid to write because of the stigma English had. Writing used to be a formal process of perfection that most students were afraid of. English has evolved, in today's world people write constantly. Social media participants write on Twitter, Instagram, and Snap Chat everyday. Writing used to involve sitting down with a pen and paper and today English is more accessible, all we need is our phone. The evolution of writing is a positive thing because now people are able to easily get their thoughts and opinions into the world without the stigma of formally writing.
Writing is a form of expression. People use their writing to express how they feel by using their words. If the way that they write is set to a specific standard, such as being formal and following the "rules" of formal English, then the writing they do is not truly what they think or feel. In the article 'Because Internet' it states that "we learned to write with the paralyzing fear of red ink." This statement expresses how much people fear critisism of their writing, so they do not truly write what they want. So, if writers are forced to write a certain way, and in this case following the format to "formal writing" is their writing really their own? If they are forced to write within stipulations, then they are not free to completely express themselves through their writing and it loses it's expression.
Written language should be always changing even though formal language is important. The modern day "slang" is vital to today is because it is the way the younger generation communicates with the internet being a major influencer to that change. From the article of the week that author states that "Writing has become viral, conversational part of ordijnary lives." The reason that author included this in article is because they recognizes the imoprtance that new types of writing. Some might be thinking that formal writing should be the universal way to writing, but if writing stays the same throughout the generations then who is to say that that is the only thing that shouldn't change. Thats like saying that society should change.
Our formal language should remain as it's own thing used as it is needed for letters and formal occasions but written language itself used for communication between two "friends" or individuals shouldn't have to be formal and extremely up-tight. Talking to one another is not looked at as a formal act where you have to say words in a certain way and you can not use slang, it is used in a comfortable manner and people talk in a relaxed way. This is how our written language should be when we are in this mood but formal also has it's place when it comes to the written world in form of proper letters and welcoming notes to new people or a co worker. It's evolution is good and it shows how our world is changing to accept new things and allow people to be comfortable with themselves in the way they talk or act. I personally believe that our written language is evolving for the best.
Over the years there has been many changes to the American speech and writing. Taking letters to emails and further into texting. As the way individuals speak and communicate the question "How formal should formal writing be" has arose. Formal writing is called formal because the context and style it is written. Informal writing may be everyday speech but when talking to those in higher professions the formality should always be traditional. Formal writing is for when one is in a place of order or an executive setting. Formal writing shows the level of professionality separating the ignorant and the educated.
Based on the article of the week, writing in today's society should be able to evolve but when doing this not change completely and simplify down to texting vocabulary. If society were to let writing evolve writing may become more comfortable for students. Right now writing is looked at as a scary thing when it shouldn't be. Writing is a way that students and writers can express their feelings and thoughts. In the article it states that a blank page is intimidating and leads to less confidence in young writers. This is because writing is looked at based on format mostly overlooking what is actually important the thoughts and feelings of the writer. If writing could be simplified overlooking format issues young writers could easily express themselves better without worry. It is important in today's society to teach a mix of both formal and informal writing to stay away from very formal writing and what you would see in a text. Some may be afraid to loosen up on rules in fear of forgetting formal writing but that's why a mix is the best options for writers today.
Our writing doesn't need to be completely formal. It should remain slightly formal in the sense of it being professional. Many of the younger generation in today's society have trouble with assignments or other things that require them to express whats on their mind or writing a prompt. They have great ideas but in their brains its informal and can't translate it to formal. Many teachers argue that students should be able to convert it to a formal prompt. English has developed for over 1,400 years and since then it has evolved so it's fine for the evolution of english to occur
Our written language should remain relatively formal. Without certain grammar tools, like proper spelling and puncuation, understanding what you are reading becomes difficult. This can cause confusion between groups of people. Some people might say that not being as formal creates a sense of comfort in people, but this would only get them used to using this type of language, further devolving our language.
The written language we choose to use should remain formal to an extent. As the generations pass, the language is getting shorter and the words have multiple meanings. When younger individuals talk with one another through text they use slang and improper grammar. Though that is okay, but when writing important things such as essays, emails, college applications, etc. formal writing is a necessity. Even though educators inform teens to be formal in these, they are not familiar with the grammatically correct portion since they choose not to use it in their everyday life. It would be in the best interest for the evolution of written language to remain formal so the generations to come will be educated and have the tools to succeed.