One could argue that such fears are founded upon mere parochialism among the middle class, yet the evidence to suggest that text language is having a detrimental impact upon English is highly compelling.
Journalists across the globe have condemned the casual usage of text language in formal mediums such as emails, yet the world only seems to have recently started to take notice.
Those arguing that texting while driving should be made legal suggest that the younger generation, that is, those between the ages of 18 years to 36 years are better able to use a mobile phone and thus are considered better texters as compared to the older generation, those aged between 40 years and above (Beede & Kass 416).
This is because those of the older generation did not grow up using such technology unlike the younger ones who have been brought up having learned to use the cellular phones at an early age.
With the onset of modern day technology, individuals are now in a better position to communicate easily with others despite their busy schedules, regardless of where they are or what they may be doing at that particular time.
This habit of texting while driving has been perceived by majority of individuals and authorities as being dangerous (Mc Cartt 1).Phrases such as ‘lol’ and ‘k’ (meaning ‘laugh out loud’ and ‘okay’ respectively) are being used increasingly in speech and in email correspondence.The result is that many employees and prospective employees appear highly unprofessional in the work place, particularly when corresponding with their superiors.Such prospective applicants seem therefore poorly educated, lazy, and unprofessional.Needless to say, in most cases such applications are thrown in the bin and never thought of again. K.'s online Daily Mail  claimed in an article that this casual, lazy usage of text language outside of the world of mobile phones is becoming something of a contagious disease.Fortunately there is no shortage of defenders of the English language–and not only in the UK and the US.Many teachers, journalists, and employers are anxious to maintain its integrity.Other than the concerns being raised by employers across the globe, the long-term damage that text language could inflict upon English remains for the most part yet to be seen.It is, however, undeniable that the presence of text language, for all its minor benefits, is leading to a more lazy approach to correspondence, especially among younger generations.On the other hand, one of the disadvantages of texting while driving is because of its sole reason of creating a distraction for that particular individual thus making them not to pay full attention to the road ahead or the various road signs along the way (Beede & Kass 417). To begin with, it has been observed from recent studies that have been conducted that majority of American citizens are in complete agreement that texting while one is driving should be banned as it is the leading cause of numerous road accidents that could have been avoided (Ishigami & Klein 159).An example is given of an individual who was on his way to Seattle and happened to take his eyes off the road in order to scan an email on his mobile phone (Mc Cartt 5).