The Royal County Arbiter

21 June 2006

Art Classroom Note

I found this on the floor in a British secondary school art classroom. Written by girls aged between 11 and 16, it tells an evocative story of young life in today's modern urban Britain.

British Art Classroom Note

omg im so board!
same same I cnt w8 till friday till venom n c dat boi yay cnt wait
lol, do u want me 2 come?
well no lol
OMG! OK if ya dont want to hang out wid ya nanny I understand!
lol na u cn cum bt we duno how we are gettin home dogh cuz I will ask but prob say no init
well we cn walk, it wont b da late or dark & it b fun! haha
it will n ma dad will kill me
Ohhhhhhhhh [possibly written by third person]

1. Venom is a horrifying nightclub in Berkshire with an under-18s night.
2. "dogh" is easily the best ever youth culture mis-spelling of "though".
3. There are people in the world who actually write lol on paper, in real life. The nature of writing a secret note in class means you cannot actually be laughing out loud, as doing so would arouse suspicion in the teacher almost immediately. Thus, like almost all people who ever type LOL, these girls are liars.


Blogger Myrtle Peacock:

Please note that the Venom Under 18s website is sponsored by Ribena. Aspartame is the new ecstasy clearly.

9:51 pm  
Blogger Rob:

I agree that LOL is completely inappropriate in a classroom. Better would be SM, standing for 'Silent Mirth', a term successfully employed in many Bash Street Kids cartoons during the early 80s.

5:07 pm  
Anonymous benconservato:

oh dear, that just made my skin crawl... kids actually do (sort of) "speak" like that. What happened to the days when you had to read something properly so as to understand the sense? No emoticons to help you out... oh the scandal!
I sound old. I swear I'm not!

5:11 pm  
Anonymous ufe_of_todey:

u guyz r old nd obsleet u shud preper 2 make wy 4 ur nu supriors as ur servc is no lngr reqyrd lol serusly dogh thx 4 all ur hrd wurk uve ben gr8 hehe :@)

1:02 am  
Blogger Tim Footman:

All young people should be shot. Sorry, sht.

2:12 pm  
Blogger Number 9:

I just love your blog!

4:39 am  
Blogger Steven:

hahaha! i'm (only?) 24 and i don;t understand a word of that note-- is shortneing it like that supposed to make it easier??

9:45 pm  
Blogger Kieran:

Where have you gone? This is brilliant.

4:56 pm  
Anonymous Marty Weil:

Great ephemera...paper scraps are often overlooked but provide poetry if one looks close. Ephemera, so often under-appreciated, is a joy to see featured here.

7:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous:

I am 15 and have often had conversations in classroom via notes and written 'lol'. I think that using 'lol' in a note to someone who undersatnds its meaning is perfectly fine and does not make you a liar. It simply implies to the other person or people that though you cannot physically do it in the classroom, you would be laughing out loud if you were actually holding a verbal conversation with them.

5:46 pm  
Blogger mig bardsley:

S as in :)
But when I read the bread recipes I did LOL, several times.

I got here by way of flickr and it's cheered up my evening, thanks :)

1:34 am  
Blogger Kevin:

hahaha, i love it

12:05 am  
Blogger bp:

I'm 15, and I don't write notes or talk like that in real life.

This is completely embarrassing for my generation.

1:20 am  
Blogger 小小:

沒有一件事情是好的或壞的,是想法改變了一切。 ..................................................

5:09 am  
Blogger 口香糖:

你的部落格很棒,我期待更新喔 ........................................

9:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous:

Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

1:34 am  
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8:00 am  

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