Were we more literate 50 years ago ?

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  1. johnny k

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    i was watching that clip, and those kids can talk in the proper manner. Did they interview only literate kids ? maybe. You probably didn't broadcast spudity on TV back then.

    Same for comics, i was reading a comic from the 50's, and all the dialogues were written below the strip, and not in the bubble.

    I don't want to get all idiocracy on it, but it seems like kids today do not listen to jazz anymore. (the topic of the link i posted ;))
     
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    And where do you think they got their marching orders from exactly?
    The fruit don't fall far from the tree, generally speaking...

    And, I would offer that there is a ton of iconoclastic, left-of-center music being produced right now, here, today.
    They just don't label it 'jazz'.
    That is a bygone era, but the spirit of what it encompassed is going quite strong.

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    I don't know what you're talking about. I can't understand a word they say.
     
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    Traceable downhill trend since the mid 60s. It is all about good education … or lack thereof.:(
     
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    It was actually a joke.

    edit and they wore ties !
     
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    I prefer fake jokes.
     
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    I wasn't really being 'that' serious either. :D
     
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    Funnily enough, the jazz kids didn't like the french rock and roll singers. And that is not a joke.
     
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    who is this 'we'?
     
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    Yeah, and it is a good thing, otherwise you wind up talking latin or german ;)

    It was more in the delivery though. Those 16 years old can speak better french than we do .
     
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    What's a jazz kid?
     
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    General, standard tdpri reader ?
     
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    Jazz is what people collect when they give up on stamps.
     
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    I would say that 50-100 years ago very literate people with little formal education was more common than today.
    My grandfather who taught me to read only went thru 8th grade. But he was a decent poet, wrote a local newspaper column, and had a law degree that he never used. I guess because he got it at the start of the Great Depression so he raised a family by working for TVA and subsistence farming.
    By the time the economy had recovered after WW2 he was struck with rheumatoid arthritis and was pretty much retired other than his writing hobby. He had two sons, one of them my Dad, both got college degrees on the GI bill. Had one daughter who graduated high school and married and became a military wife.

    My other grandfather never went past 7th or 8th grade either and was a farmer and carpenter. But he could figure, read, and write just fine. Way more literate than any high school dropout, or many high school graduates these days.
     
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    The jazz kids are the young ones who keep tallking jive you don't understand because you are not a hip cat but i can understand them because they are speaking french and they are not using funny linguo either.
     
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    I think you are mixing jazz with rockabilly.
     
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    Say what you want, but I feel strongly that rockabilly evolved at it's greatest rate between November, 1961 and late March, 1963.
     
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