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Texting Can't Kill Language by Divepen1(m): 8:05am On Nov 22, 2019
Yesterday , I learnt from top linguists that chat language is the future of human language.
There's a whole Thesis on "Lol" and "slash" in America.
In case, you find yourself suddenly being transported to the future, the first wise thing to do is to ask for the chats of a 16-year old school girl. Her lexicons will be the communication language of that era.
Slash, should we be less concerned about grammar, structure.
John McWhorter, through his Tedtalk, "Txting is killing language" showed how different people talked about grammar etc. It's not new. Examples:
1. English Professor in 1956
2. Connecticut Teacher 1917
3. Charles Eliit, Havard President 1871.
4. Pedant Writing in Latin, 63AD. (This new type of Latin later became French)


In other words, someone is always worried about usage of language
Yet, language itself survives the evolution. Many of us don't evolve with it.
I'll like to write 'am fyn wif ow ur cookn' because it means I'm billingual but as a writer I must keep at my structure. So, if you're fine with your short hands, please type away.
Just watch who you use it with. Adaptability is the key here...

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