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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?

Txtspk 4eva

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Textspeak, I realized, isn't just English gutted into a naked, shivering skeleton of its former elegance. It's a completely new language.