Remember when MTV came out and the first video they played was ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’, by The Buggles?
Since the creation of MTV amongst other things so much has been lost. How much further can America and the world be dumb ed down. I know speaking from growing up in the MTV generation and seeing for myself the dumbing down take place. What happened to being able to read a clock with hands is gone to the ‘digital’, along with many other things and the article below is just one more nail in the coffin of intelligence.
Protesters in bee suits outside Spelling Bee want to make English simpler
The nation’s capital always draws its share of protesters, picketing for causes ranging from health care reform to immigration policy.
But spelling bee protesters? They’re out here, too.
Four peaceful protesters, some dressed in full-length black and yellow bee costumes, represented the American Literacy Council and the London-based Spelling Society and stood outside the Grand Hyatt on Thursday, where the Scripps National Spelling Bee is being held. Their message was short: Simplify the way we spell words.
Roberta Mahoney, 81, a former Fairfax County, Va. elementary school principal, said the current language obstructs 40 percent of the population from learning how to read, write and spell.
The protesting cohort distributed pins to willing passers-by with their logo, “Enuf is enuf. Enough is too much.”According to literature distributed by the group, it makes more sense for “fruit” to be spelled as “froot,” ‘’slow” should be “slo,” and “heifer” — a word spelled correctly during the first oral round of the bee more