From EAG News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – First lady Michelle Obama recently launched a new initiative, “Better Make Room,” as a means of targeting “Generation Z” with social media messaging about higher education.
And as part of that effort, she’s encouraging parents to do away with proper grammar and punctuation when communicating with their kids, and to instead rely on “short and sweet” messages to teens that are “raw and authentic,” according to the Examiner.
In other words, Michelle O wants parents to ditch proper grammar and English for texting shorthand, slang and emojis punctuation.
“Imagine a simple request, such as, ‘You were supposed to be home by 9:00 PM. Where are you and why aren’t you home?’ In Michelle Obama’s world that would be, ‘Past 9 what up homey,’” Examiner columnist Ken Kaplan wrote.
“Don’t make the mistake of responding to a text using full sentences with proper grammar and punctuation,” Obama told those who attended the launch of the “Better Make Room” initiative. “If you really want to get their attention, use symbols, little symbols. There’s the smiley face, the angry face, and all the other faces that can show any emotion you may be feeling.”
Ironically, the first lady’s “Better Make Room” effort is part of her broader “Reach Higher” campaign to encourage students to pursue higher education at trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities where communication shortcuts don’t make the grade.
“That is why, as part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady is announcing…