Today, if you think something is funny, you’re going to have to say “I laughed out loud” or, if something strikes you as especially hilarious, “I rolled on the floor laughing my ass off” instead the digital shorthand plaguing our language and setting our communication skills back to Neanderthal levels on
NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY!
Stick your LOLs and WTFs in your back pocket today and speak the language the way you were taught in school. In real life, your time is not as valuable as the high speed Digital Age has led you to believe, and the people to whom you are speaking are generally not overworked human dynamos who cannot spare the extra few seconds it takes to formulate and impart a complete thought, but borderline slackers like yourself employed in frivolous jawboning about pets, Kardashians and washed-up celebrities desperately dancing for dollars. If you think that’s too much effort, or too much information to share, then just employ the ultimate shorthand and shut up for 24 hours while the rest of us try to reconnect with the communication skills that got us this far.
•Suggested Activities: Taking your time and making sense for a change.