Shameless Self-admiring Bastard (rampntnegatvity) wrote,
Shameless Self-admiring Bastard
rampntnegatvity

LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOL

- "Laccetti (professor of humanities at Stevens Institute of Technology) and Molsk, in their essay entitled The Lost Art of Writing,[12][13] are critical of the acronyms, predicting reduced chances of employment for students who use such acronyms, stating that, "Unfortunately for these students, their bosses will not be 'lol' when they read a report that lacks proper punctuation and grammar, has numerous misspellings, various made-up words, and silly acronyms." Fondiller and Nerone[14] in their style manual assert that "professional or business communication should never be careless or poorly constructed" whether one is writing an electronic mail message or an article for publication, and warn against the use of smileys and these abbreviations, stating that they are "no more than e-mail slang and have no place in business communication"."


I'm going to write an email today to my co-worker that includes at least one emoticon and an uncapatalized 'LOL'. And in fact, now I have a reason:

Rachel says:
like I needed another reason to go to San Francisco... http://tubeduel.com/
Robert B Bailey says:
oh hell
Robert B Bailey says:
I'm looking at the homepage and I'm afraid to enter
Robert B Bailey says:
this is great
Robert B Bailey says:
I used to do this.. you know..
Rachel says:
what?!

Back to my original point...

WHERE I WORK with as often as I see poor grammar WITH the use of a fucking spell check it leads me to believe that there are not many who care of writing proper english in business anyway. Furthermore, I must again be breaking the trend of idiocy, because if I am of normal intellect then I'd guess I was on the level of most students. Assuming the latter were true then, like myself, students who would be so inclined to use emoticons or god forbid the dreaded 'lol' occasionally could see clear to avoid using them when writing to business oriented recipients.
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