Kids Write The Darndest Things

‘Net chat’ language leaves teachers lost for words
Kids want to click and run, not sit reading
CHRIS SORENSEN

“After 24 years as a public school teacher, Janice Manson thought she had seen it all.”

“Then one day she received a homework assignment from a high school student that contained bizarre abbreviations where nouns and verbs might have stood. People became ‘ppl.’ And ‘lol’ seemed to mean laughing out loud.”