I would really like an answer to this question: Why do millenials NOT enunciate the T’s in the middle of their words? Did the schools stop teaching that when they stopped teaching how to write in cursive?

Last time I checked, it was a mounTain; NOT a mounain. I am very confused. Does somebody know the answer?


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      1. MultidimensionalHE

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  1. Haha this is really funny to me. I live in Utah, and the majority of us don’t pronounce t’s at all, especially in mountain xD Although I was never taught how to pronounce anything in school, it’s just what I’ve heard all growing up. And all of the schools around here still teach cursive….

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    1. The teachers here thought it was funny that none of their kids could read or write cursive. I do understand regional accents, but here, in Colorado, we had always pronounced our t’s– until now. I have noticed it; no matter where the millennial is from. We old people have a code now; just write cursive, and the majority of the kids will have no idea. Thank you for reading my nonsense.

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  2. Cursive was always pushed on kids pretty hard here, so I can still write and read it. It’s just not common. It’s so odd that even separate states are so different. Although it is pretty annoying to see things change out of laziness.

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    1. About the only good thing about “the common core” is that people like me stand a shot at getting a decent education (military brat – moved almost every year & never lived on base).

      My parents had to back-fill a LOT of skills during some of our moves – while I was bored to tears with content I had learned grades ago in others. Do we really want to “leave behind” kids whose parents don’t have the skills or time or inclination to teach at home? Especially those kids whose parents have dedicated their lives to protecting the rest of us?

      I’m a BIG advocate for an educated populace – tho’ “teach to the test” is not the way to go about it for SURE!

      What most people fail to understand about the importance of learning cursive are the positive things it does for the BRAIN. Other concepts and skills will need to use those neuro-connection pathways – and learning slows down considerably when they haven’t been built.

      Hmmmm. Maybe DeVoss never learned cursive? Or the man who put her forward for Sec. of Education? They seem to be missing more than a few concepts to ME.
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
      – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  3. I wasn’t taught to speak properly in school. We were corrected about using major “slang” words here in NC. I do speak differently than most people I am around. My brother says I try to hid my accent, but that isn’t the case. I worked on a national call center for over a year in my early 20’s. I was tired of being accused of speaking incorrectly and taunted by certain people that I spoke to on a regular basis. I began to teach myself a different way of speaking. By the time I left the job, most people who called in didn’t believe that I was a “true” Southern.

    Our schools do not write or read in cursive in school anymore. However, my nieces, nephews, and younger cousins still learned to write and read cursive at an early age. Their parents felt that it was so important for them to learn to do so that they taught them to do so.

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  4. I think the Millennials are focused on economizing anywhere they can and if they can save a letter or a vowel or anything in the language they are prone to do so. Thus: “MounTain” becomes “Mounain” and “Dumb” becomes “Dum” and “Money” becomes “Mony” and so on and so forth. They are marching to a different drumb-eat for sure so why not their own unique lingo?

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