Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sry 4 ur Nglsh sklz, Nu Zlnd

Remember that whole cavefish-milk-eyed, translucent-skinned compu-people thing? We're one step closer.

Our friends in New Zealand have deemed it appropriate for students to use text speak (or "txt spk") in their national exams.

Other, narrowly-defeated propositions for the Great Kiwi Student Dumbening, er, for the administration of national exams included:

  • Mandating that Scantron dots be filled in with fingerpaint
  • Receving half-credit for any question answered using the phrase, "I do not know because I was watching The O.C."
  • Allowing students to observe November 7 (which, in New Zealand, is actually May 7) as a religious holiday, expressing gratitude to their respective deities that Britney filed for divorce from K-Fed.

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