SMS-Sprachalarm an Schulen

SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany

2B or not 2B

"My smmr hols wr CWOT", beginnt der Aufsatz einer 13-jährigen schottischen Schülerin. Das kryptische Werk im lautmalerischen SMS-Stil sorgt für Wirbel: Britische Lehrer befürchten einen Bildungsverfall und sehen die Fähigkeiten im Lesen und Schreiben in Gefahr.

Was die Schülerin einer staatlichen Schule im Westen Schottlands als Aufsatz ablieferte, verschlug ihrem Lehrer beinah die Sprache: "Ich konnte es gar nicht glauben. Die Seite war voll mit Hieroglyphen, von denen ich viele schlicht nicht übersetzen konnte."

Und so sieht der Aufsatz im Wortlaut aus:

My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we usd 2 go 2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :-@ kds FTF. ILNY, its gr8.
Bt my Ps wr so {:-/ BC o 9/11 tht they dcdd 2 stay in SCO & spnd 2wks up N.
Up N, WUCIWUG -- 0. I ws vvv brd in MON. 0 bt baas & ^^^^^.
AAR8, my Ps wr :-) -- they sd ICBW, & tht they wr ha-p 4 the pc&qt...IDTS!! I wntd 2 go hm ASAP, 2C my M8s again.
2day, I cam bk 2 skool. I feel v O:-) BC I hv dn all my hm wrk. Now its BAU ...

Zum allgemeinen Verständnis hier die "Übersetzung:"

My summer holidays were a complete waste of time. Before, we used to go to New York to see my brother, his girlfriend and their three screaming kids face to face. I love New York, it's a great place.
But my parents were so worried because of the terrorism attack on September 11 that they decided we would stay in Scotland and spend two weeks up north.
Up north, what you see is what you get - nothing. I was extremely bored in the middle of nowhere. Nothing but sheep and mountains.
At any rate, my parents were happy. They said that it could be worse, and that they were happy with the peace and quiet. I don't think so! I wanted to go home as soon as possible, to see my mates again.
Today I came back to school. I feel very saintly because I have done all my homework. Now it's business as usual...


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