Jan 5, 2008

Actually Noelle McCarthy Is Worth A Read

She doesn't like the implications text messaging might have for New Zealand English. We actually agree fully (some bloggers - and providers of news media Internet sites as defined by the Electoral Finance Act 2007 - will not).

We agree in particular with the following:

"I object to them on the grounds that they're ugly firstly, but also, more importantly, because I think they constitute a threat to the life of language.

It's hard enough in modern New Zealand to find a man who's either capable, or willing, to express himself on any subject, besides possibly sport. I can't see how allowing teenagers to hide behind half-words, rather than actually learning how to use language, will improve matters any."

We have also been enjoying Noelle on National Radio (10-12) in recent days.