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Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So now it's finally proven that it's not only a good thing.

Time for me to get back to hosting a puzzle again. Gee, I've missed this site, lol
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it = habit? object? fact?
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it = habit? object? this fact?
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does it involve children somehow?
Eli (Eli)
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does it involve children somehow? Yes(-ish)
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Is the title relevant? Anything to do with sonics? Phonetics? The teaching of language? Music?
Eli (Eli)
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Is the title relevant? Yope Anything to do with sonics? Phonetics? The teaching of language? This Music?
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So, is a way of teaching language, not only a good thing, or is it the teaching of language itself?
Eli (Eli)
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So, is a way of teaching language, not only a good thing, or is it the teaching of language itself? Neither actually. 'It' is not about teaching language. BUT....
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Is it a device used to help the teaching process?
Eli (Eli)
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Is it a device used to help the teaching process? Nope, not meant for that use at all
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Video games or TV?
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Video games or TV? Neither
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Speak and Spell?
Eli (Eli)
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Speak and Spell? No, nothing like that
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Does it have a negative effect on the children in any way?
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Foulglory (Foulglory) Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 1:51 pm:

Does it have a negative effect on the children in any way? Yes(ish (guess it depends on who you ask,lol))
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Do researchers say it has a negative effect on children?

Teachers?

Children?

Parents?
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Foulglory posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 6:36 pm:

Do researchers say it has a negative effect on children? Yes

Teachers? Yes

Children? Probably not, or at least not many

Parents? Possibly
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Is it a common practice in public schools?

Private schools?
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Foulglory posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 6:55 pm:

Is it a common practice in public schools?

Private schools?

if you think about the 'it' in the puzzle statement, it's neither. That is an object. Find out what that is, and you will soon understand the link to school and language
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So 'it' is an object that is supposed to be a good thing, but a side effect of it is that it negatively-ish affects children?

Does the negative effect involve spelling? Grammar? Puntuation? Slang? Swearing? Prejudicial terms? Pronunciation? Handwriting? 'Nonsense' language? Learning foreign languages?
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Books relevant?
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phonetics? learning to write phonetically?
sign language?
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Strongplacebo, Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 12:39 am:

So 'it' is an object that is supposed to be a good thing, but a side effect of it is that it negatively-ish affects children? Correct

Does the negative effect involve spelling? This, Grammar? this Puntuation? and this Slang? Swearing? Prejudicial terms? Pronunciation? Handwriting? 'Nonsense' language? Learning foreign languages? No to rest
Foulglory, Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 6:42 am:

Books relevant? No-ish

Booklover, Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 6:09 pm:

phonetics? learning to write phonetically?
sign language? No
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have anything to do with computers?
can't think of the term right now, but does it have to do with "abbreviated spelling", punctuation, etc. when typing, writing on a computer? for example="ru4real?" I have seen students write like this on tests when they are not even using computers.
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Booklover, Monday, April 30, 2007 - 12:37 pm:

have anything to do with computers? Not computers, but....
can't think of the term right now, but does it have to do with "abbreviated spelling", punctuation, etc. when typing, writing on a computer? for example="ru4real?" But this is spot on. Had a feeling that it was going to be a quickie. So what other object do you use that kind of writing with?? I have seen students write like this on tests when they are not even using computers.
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Text messages on mobile phones?
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Text messages on mobile phones? Yes, perfect


*************SPOILER*********************

On the day I started this puzzle, 25th April, there was a report in the Irish news that the spelling and grammar amongst Irish students have declined. Several students used the same "language" when writing their English papers as they used for mobile phone texting. And not many seem to read books or magazines, so they don't get a different input that way either. The mistakes were in spelling, grammar and punctuation (or better lack thereof). So what their parents thought to be a good thing, ie a phone to stay in touch and call for help if needed, was not ONLY good.
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GR8 Puzzle! : )
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I often find myself doing that while typing, if I have been using instant messaging and then switch to typing something formal...

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