P is for #picky: Are millennials obsessed with language?

It’s time to have a word about millennials.

In defiance of conventional kids-these-days grumbling, two recent studies have indicated that the millennial generation — roughly defined as those born between 1982 and 2004 — may be more obsessed with the integrity of the written word than their elders.

First, an online Harris Poll found that adults aged 18-34 are considerably more likely to be bothered by misspellings and improper grammar on social media, by a measure of 74 per cent compared to 59-64 per cent for all older age groups. And when it comes to spoken flubs, millennials have, well, no chill: 63 per cent of adults aged 18-34 feel compelled to point out mispronunciations, compared to a mere 28 per cent among those aged 65 and up.

Read more: Toronto Star

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