Won’t, can’t, that’ll, I’ve, we’ve, you get the idea. Are contractions contributing to the dumbing of English speaking people? Is English the only language where contractions are permitted? Listening to someone speak without the use of contractions undoubtedly adds eloquence and, perhaps, a degree of intelligence. Mind you, I am not speaking of phrases such as y’all, but, rather, real or legal contractions. For example:
A) We will not be able to gather firewood where it cannot be found.
B) We won’t be able to gather firewood where it can’t be found.
Now, seriously. Which sentence looks/sounds better to you? Or do I need to find something else on which to spend my time?