Posted by Hello on June 28, 2003
In Reply to: Instant messaging lingo posted by ESC on May 22, 2003
: Posted on Thu, May. 22, 2003
: A text of the times
: Instant messaging's bare-bones lingo spreads wider than the Net
: By Stephanie Dunnewind
: THE SEATTLE TIMES
: As instant messaging becomes more mainstream -- it's predicted to surpass e-mail as an online communications tool by 2005 -- the ramifications might go beyond teen culture.
: Already, text lingo is showing up in some student English papers and in dictionaries. Some linguists are hailing it as a hybrid language...
: Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader at http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/5900486.htm Accessed on May 22, 2003.
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