Casual vocabulary of IM-ing seeps into student essays

04/5/2004 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Secondary teachers in the Baltimore area say the abbreviated, punctuation-optional lexicon of instant messaging is creeping into students' writing. Social studies teacher Bob Jenkins believes "IM-ese" still requires students to think creatively and says he may challenge his class to write an essay entirely in the acronym-rich shorthand.

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