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Texting is a Scourge on Our Society


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When in a moving object that you are responsible for controlling whether it be train, car, or 747, I'll agree with 2C.
Texting while driving or whatever, fine I completely agree, but to just say texting as a whole is a scourge on society is not fair.
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Just to make sure everyone is on a level playing field:

 

scourge

 

Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[skurj] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, scourged, scourg·ing.

–noun

 

1. a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment or torture.

2. a person or thing that applies or administers punishment or severe criticism.

3. a cause of affliction or calamity: Disease and famine are scourges of humanity.

–verb (used with object)

4. to whip with a scourge; lash.

5. to punish, chastise, or criticize severely.

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So, do you feel the same way about email? It's the same thing. Electronic communication message sent from machine to machine.
In my experience, email is not invasive like texting. I can control when I check my email and when I respond. So it is not the same thing, to me.

 

However, with the increase in PDA's and phones capable of sending and receiving email, I'm liking it less and less every day. :D

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In my experience, email is not invasive like texting. I can control when I check my email and when I respond. So it is not the same thing, to me.

 

However, with the increase in PDA's and phones capable of sending and receiving email, I'm liking it less and less every day. :D

 

Funny, that is the exact reason that I prefer text's over phone calls if a question needs to be answered.

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I made this statement in another thread that started a debate. So I thought it would be better to give it its own thread.

 

 

 

"Texting is a scourge on our society."

 

You'll get no argument from me, Toots. Although I might have some different reasons for describing it as such. Like IM on a computer, it's just one more way to dumb down an already collectively stupid society.

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