The Evolution of Shorthand In The Corporate World!
While I was growing up, English was written to it’s fullness and the only shorthand that existed was the abbreviations of the different organisations and companies per say.
Today we have evolved and every single word can easily be turned into a shorthand. Many are using this as an excuse to try and beat time, but is that really the case? During the 2000s people wrote words in full but still managed to beat time and deliver so much sense, today we have an outstanding crop of youth who have come up with all sorts of new short forms in that some will leave you either gutted or immensely confused about what you are reading. Words like wiz=with, dis=this, lyk = like, gwood = good, jst = just, these are just a few of the words that have been endangered by the new generation.
Now the problem doesn’t lie in their creation but rather, the problem is when it’s used in official purposes and in the corporate world, for instance why use shorthand when you are making an official report at work, when writing an email to a client, when passing information to your boss.
Some have even forgotten that they are writing applications and then just go on to make use of the shorthand and most employers find this as a high level of un-seriousness and abandon these job applicants. I mean even if it were me, I would never employ someone who has no professional conduct.
But even aside from the corporate world, some people have failed to chat with friends who obsessively use the shorthand language. One Canadian (Louie) friend of mine says, she would never consider someone who uses shorthand serious and its worse if its a guy and he is trying to hit on her, she would instantly block the person.
And I have also witnessed some tweeps go all nerdy on people who obsessively use the shorthand. I have personally stopped a conversation which has shorthand answers and I don’t think that I could stomach it.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a Ugandan writer and blogger. Studied information technology with major interests in Journalism.He is passionate about sports but at times ventures into other fields
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