Sunday, October 26, 2008

Internet Language

I have witnessed a booming of funny images involving cats on the Internet lately. I can't take credit for finding this myself because all of my middle school students seem to be obsessed with these images and their clever word play. I have to admit, most of them are down-right hilarious and the witty text is not half bad either. The problem is, some of my students are actually mimicking the word play of these images in the classroom. Can these images be that powerful that they create their own spin on slang and teach students incorrect language and grammar? Maybe...maybe not.

image from lolcats.com