« on: December 01, 2004, 07:44:41 PM »
Language is the tool we use to communicate our thoughts, ideas, feelings. Standard English is important for business use and when communicating with those who may not understand our local or individual idioms and expressions. I believe it is important to know how to use standard English in order to know how to misuse it well. Slang can be far more colorful, entertaining, and potent than standard English.
All of the above goes for spelling. If I type "ova", do I mean "over" or "other" or something else? The correct spelling would be far more effective in that instance. Of course, slang doesn't always have correct spelling.
In short: how we use, misuse, and fabricate words is part of the fun(k).