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Fiennes blasts Twitter, social media

Oct. 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Ralph Fiennes says Twitter and and other social media are eroding the English language.

Fiennes, whose directorial debut of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" premiered at the London Film Festival this week, said "a world of truncated sentences, soundbites and Twitter" has damaged people's ability to communicate expressively, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

"Our expressiveness and our ease with some words is being diluted so that the sentence with more than one clause is a problem for us, and the word of more than two syllables is a problem for us," Fiennes said Wednesday at the the BFI London Film Festival awards.

Fiennes said he has been told that drama students are struggling with the density of a Shakespeare text "in a way that, perhaps, (students) a few generations ago maybe wouldn't have."

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