Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dropping the G

Have you heard of dropping the g?  In case you're not sure, dropping the g is a virulent problem which is quite prevalent in text messaging and also on the various social networking sites.  In our society, where instant gratification is the name of the game, you'll see a lot of g dropping.   People are just too busy to include the g. 

I have a Facebook friend who is a g dropper and while I don't hold it against this friend, I also can't help but wonder why.   Maybe it's laziness?  Or maybe this friend just doesn't like the letter g.  Whatever the case, if a word (usually a verb) ends in g, this friend  does not include it.  Doing is doin.  Going is goin.    In the grand scheme of things, dropping the g isn't a horrific offense.  No one will die from g dropping.  Cars don't collide and planes don't crash because of g dropping.  G dropping is harmless.  It's harmless, yes.  But, it still drives me kind of nuts.

How hard is it to include the last g?  Its not as if typing one extra letter is going to make your finger explode.  One extra letter won't make you late for work or keep you from your favorite television show.  It's ONE letter. 

There's no reason to hate on the g.  

Maybe I'm just an old stick in the mud, but I just can't jump on the text language, word shortening band wagon.  I know it's cool to text ur friends this way, but I just can't do it.  The nerd in me prevents it.  In fact, I will not allow Caroline to start using text language.  She thinks I'm being lame since her friends are doing it, but I told her I'm actually doing her a favor.  One day she'll thank me. 

Anyway, this is just a short (and rather random) rant on a rainy afternoon. 

Now, if u will please excuse me, I'm thinkin of goin upstairs 2 put 2gether a pile of stuff 2 donate 2 the charity truck that will be comin on October 4th.



Sissy said...

Also annoying like dropping the g is the habit of adding a k to it when speaking. For example, I am goingk to the store. Ugh.

I ain't no G dropper said...

My peevery:
Walmark and Kmarts.

Alison said...

See, that's why I appreciate you two so much. You understand. If only everyone else in the world chose to abide by our standards.

Wouldn't that be great?