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That XKCD comic makes a good point: grammar ability is a poor measure of intelligence. Perhaps I was wrong to think of it as "bringing humans down".

Grammar ability is a fine measure of intelligence.

Adherence to arbitrary conventions in situations where they’re unnecessary is, on the other hand, a poor measure of grammar ability.

Do you really believe that most people who write “u” in an SMS are unaware that it’s written “you” according to formal conventions?

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