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“Ima Gonna …” Huh?

Time to get back on my soapbox and decry today’s youth and their butchering  English!

Time magazine recently ran an article about the new Twitter-speak: Since posts cannot exceed 140 characters, abbreviations run rampant. An example: Ima, short for “I’m going to.”

The dinosaur/word snob in me hates this. I can write clear concise copy in 140 characters. Absent that, I break my tweets into two.

But it only gets worse. In listening to the news on the radio today, I heard a clip of some athlete begin his sentence with “I’ma gonna …”

Unbelievable: Not only is that nonstandard and substandard English, it’s also redundant!

Until next time! Use the right words!


September 19, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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