You are arguing against a point that no one has made. The Slashdot community understands that language evolves. The issue here is about unprofessional communication in a professional environment. Sure the younger generations have always had their slang and but it wasn't until this generation that they expected to be able to use it while speaking or writing to their boss or clients! You, surely, cannot expect the professional world to embrace the lowest common denominator of hipster drivel. If you are truly a professional, then other people's opinions of you matter. The way you express your self matters. Your appearance matters. It is not on the young upstart to have the mindset of, "This is how I write, and language changes, so deal with it." Unless, of course, they are one of those young upstarts that managed to create their own successful tech giant. Despite what the news would have you believe, those lucky individuals are few and far between.