Hi Susan, I totally understand where you're coming from. All this text language is so hard to understand. No one writes out words anymore. I was actually shocked this year with my Grandsons school work, and I found out that the schools are no longer teaching Cursive Writing, only printing. This is because everything is done on the computer now. I think this is crazy, this generation will not know how to cursive write or write a letter. Good grief, how will they write their signature? They are also not teaching Phonics for reading, they are being taught how to read by memory. I learned to read and spell by Phonics, and because if that I can spell anything. Again it's because the computer has spell check, how are these kids ever going to learn how to read and spell? Don't even get me started on how they are teaching math.