Txt OK in NZ

New Zealand students will be able to use “text-speak” on national exams.

New Zealand’s Qualifications Authority said Friday that it still strongly discourages students from using anything other than full English, but that credit will be given if the answer “clearly shows the required understanding,” even if it contains text-speak.

. . . Internet blogger Phil Stevens was not amused by the announcement. “nzqa[New Zealand Qualifications Authority]: u mst b joking,” Stevens wrote. “or r u smoking sumthg?”

Darren of Right on the Left Coast headlines this UR 2 DUM 2 NO Standard English.

Here’s User Friendly’s cartoon.

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  1. The User Friendly comic strip also has a pretty funny reaction.

  2. Walter E. Wallis says:

    DiDahDit – DiDaDiDaDit.