Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling writes:
Apathy Jack, no doubt you would have seen this story about allowing txt speak in NCEA exams. Talkback, and bloogers have begun hoarding water, food, and batteries since civilization will now collapse. But I need more information before I can make such a judgement.
So what does this announcement mean exactly? I'll ask you the same question I mooted here:
Does this announcement mean something like:
a) You can write an answer on, for example, Shakespeare, in txt speak and not be marked down.
Which would be apalling, or does this announcement mean something more innocuous like:
b) If you are doing a creative writing piece in an english exam you can use txt speak - e.g. "I picked up cellphone from beside the fruit bowl and texted Cyril 'cul8r m8'" and not be marked down.
Which I don't think anyone can complain about.