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Ask JoJo: Should parents address slang?

"There is a culture today where these young people use their own language and spellings such as 'dis is mahh beautiful baby girl' and 'sumpin Is wrong wit dis Pictures' (I actually took these from a couple of FB  pages of folks I know) and then there is the texting culture with abbreviated words. I know groups use their own slang to communicate with each other, but I wonder if there is a need to be concerned about  spillover into regular communication which could be cause problems... ie: job interviews, applications, etc. and how should a parent address this issue, if at all?"  -Joan Studies show that slang and text speak has already been creeping its way into the workplace...

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