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Death of the English Language

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Karen Ann Kennedy

I want to buy a Webster's Dictionary and ship one off to each family member with a note that says, "This is not a door stop; pick it up and read it! p.s. you are not 13, learn to speak!"

15 Words You Had No Idea Were Acronyms

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books

Acronyms: It feels like they’ve always been with us. Perhaps that’s why we’re constantly inventing retroactive etymologies for older terms like ...

Why I Fear for Our English Language

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Every day, I get a text with some sort of code that I can't understand. And believe me, I try to figure it out. I make up what I think the letters stand for and then hope that I'm wrong. How dare they say that?

Twitter

The Independent | Joy Lo Dico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Language is forever changing -- and forms such as tweets and text messages are no less valid than any textbook version, says the linguist David Crysta...